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Old 10-24-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
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Need pc building help(Alucard i'm looking at you)

Yeah looking for some mid/high ranged ram. Whats the best ram to buy for around 100-150 U.S.?

Also a good midranged video card to hold me over for the DX10 stuff same price range as above.

Yeah I can't play **** these days. I can barely even run COV(city of vllains). Thanks guys.


I should just start from the ground up get a mother board and blah.. nah that takes too much time.
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:54 PM   #2
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Well first you need to know what kind of ram you will need and the max amount of ram your motherboard supports. Also for the video card do you have a PCI-E x16 or AGP?
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:26 PM   #3
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Pick up a 2GB of GEIL value Series RAM. Should be like $70 a Gig (this is asumming you dont have a new Intel LGA775 board that uses DDR2 memory) While its not the worlds best memory, it is really good, especially for the price, a 2gb should last you a good 4 years if not more.
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:54 PM   #4
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Nvidia 7900GT is the best bang for the bucks.
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Old 10-24-2006, 05:19 PM   #5
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The 7900 has proven to be a bad choice and not exactly a mid range card. A better choice would probably be the 7600, or the x1600 both which run around 140 or 150.

these are both pcie x16 cards so if you have agp you may have trouble finding equivalents
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Old 10-24-2006, 05:23 PM   #6
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God you know how many idiots tried to oc the 7900 and failed? any hoot the x1600 series is very good upgrade and is roughly 150ish.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:53 PM   #7
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God you know how many idiots tried to oc the 7900 and failed? any hoot the x1600 series is very good upgrade and is roughly 150ish.
Not even just people who have tried to overclock it, but a large amount of people having it artifact and crash during normal use. There is a fix for it but it involves DOWNCLOCKING your card to the point were you might as well just buy the step down.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:58 PM   #8
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Im not all too impressed with the 7800 either... Im going back to ATI next chance I get.
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:25 PM   #9
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A lot of the early launch 7900GT/GTX (MSI, XFX, and Leadtek) were faulty but on later revision the issues were fixed.

ATI high-end cards are great but the mid-end (X1600) have poor performance compared to the 7600. If you are using Linux for school/work I don't recommend ATI cards. They have piss poor drivers and good luck getting 3d applications to run, specifically Cedega.
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Old 10-24-2006, 08:34 PM   #10
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7600GT is your best option. But yeah, what is your motherboard?
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Old 10-25-2006, 03:47 PM   #11
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you know what I don't know. I have to check what it is. I didn't build this pc that i am using right now. I think i am using agp pretty sure that i am. Not even sure what my ram capacity is... I might need a new motherboard. Then that would be inconvenient. I just want to be running at 512mb right now.


edit*Wait nevermind that. Apparently, i'm already 512mb and I have an amd xp 1800.... man i am going to have to check physically then I suppose. *
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Old 10-25-2006, 09:09 PM   #12
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lol I recommend you save your money for a little longer and get a proper upgrade. It would be a waste to buy an agp card what with the market shifting to cheaper pci-e.
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:12 PM   #13
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**** alright guess i gotta build a new one. Damn. I was looking for a quick fix for this one. Alright. I gotta go through the process then.
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:37 PM   #14
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How about i just get a dell and switch out the video card maybe to a radeon 1950 or gforce 7950... hows that souncd? I think i can get discounts.
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:52 PM   #15
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The few hundred you spend making yourself a temp decent system wont be worth it. Wait about 3 months and buy yourself a system that can be upgraded easily over the next 4 years. If DX10 wasnt coming out so soon I'd say go ahead and buy a card. I just dont think its worth the money, considering you'll be screwing yourself out of some amazing looking graphics for a long time to come. Just think of DX10 as the pc console launch. You wont be able to play Crysis without dx10. And lord knows you need to play it.
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