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Frostbite
#1 Posted: : Friday, September 16, 2011 2:27:42 AM
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Video card in my pos box just died and i am shit out of luck it seems ..

I only have like 400 to 600 at most to spend for a new comp

so i was wondering if any of you could help me find and pick out some ok parts at least cause god knows what i will need or not..I dont know what my motherboard can take as far as video cards so if you know how i can see that please help

hopefully i will just need a new video card motherboard and ram ...maybe i can save my core2 duo

Was looking at a 9800(what ever the gt blah blah)for the video card, I hear it was like the 8800 which is a beast and good card but better in every way

looking for a basic motherboard i really don't care about these and wouldn't know what to look for if anything so if you can tell me what to look for or get more power to you ..

Ram i think is pretty cheap not sure but i am sure corsair or what ever that brand is ..i dont need more then 3-4 ram anyways

if i need a new cpu i am so fucked so hard ,
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#2 Posted: : Friday, September 16, 2011 3:11:34 AM
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$400-$600 is plenty if that's all you need. You won't be able to get a ton of ram, but enough to get by and you can always add more later if you plan for it.

I like MSI boards, myself. I've gone through ATI, ASUS, Shuttle... and I think one or two others and the motherboards never lasted. My MSI boards have lasted until I chose to upgrade them.

I imagine the 9800 cards are good. I think I read the 8800 were often considered better than the 9800's, but that might have been based on value for the money which is probably not as relevant now.

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#3 Posted: : Friday, September 16, 2011 1:28:17 PM
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Msi boards?.. Remember talking to someone who is dumb about these parts lol

About the ram yea i only need 4 at most i dont render videos or shit like that so i just need enough to fit the requirements of most games
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#4 Posted: : Saturday, September 17, 2011 5:27:14 AM
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well from what i can see a 9800gt geforce is alround 80 bucks ..i might just replace the video card / powersupply if i have to and maybe a new case

since i have heating issues what do you think of this ?.lol
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4146085&Sku=C283-1187

i know its overkill but the high airflow of this is something that would help in my room ..it gets hot here and it might be worth it to get a new box and just upgrade as i get more cash..


there use to be a smaller cheaper one but i cant find it
it doesn't change the fact that most people think Jews are much like the Ferengi of Star Trek. More interested in acquiring "profits" than anything else. -Erkdog

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#5 Posted: : Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:13:22 AM
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Frostbite wrote:
well from what i can see a 9800gt geforce is alround 80 bucks ..i might just replace the video card / powersupply if i have to and maybe a new case

since i have heating issues what do you think of this ?.lol
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4146085&Sku=C283-1187

i know its overkill but the high airflow of this is something that would help in my room ..it gets hot here and it might be worth it to get a new box and just upgrade as i get more cash..


there use to be a smaller cheaper one but i cant find it


Looks pretty good. It has good reviews (and more relevant pictures) at NewEgg.com.

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#6 Posted: : Saturday, September 17, 2011 1:40:21 PM
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yeah a 9800 is still pretty decent as a replacement card
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#7 Posted: : Saturday, September 17, 2011 2:44:11 PM
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biggest complaint about it is that the front led light is way to bright ...lol


"it makes me want to punch a cop"

best review ever
it doesn't change the fact that most people think Jews are much like the Ferengi of Star Trek. More interested in acquiring "profits" than anything else. -Erkdog

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#8 Posted: : Friday, September 23, 2011 11:38:34 PM
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This might be a helpful reference that I found about a week ago:
http://lifehacker.com/58...ierarchy-of-video-cards

Also AMD is generally a cheaper build route without sacrificing too much performance. I'm running an AMD Phenom II x2 and an ATI 5770 with just 2 gb of DDR2 and I can still play the original Crysis at pretty decent settings (upper mid-level). I had to upgrade the power supply (it was a 650w I believe) though because after installing my graphics card the lights on my case didn't light up anymore (sketchy, huh?).

Do you know the model number for your motherboard? That's probably the most important thing to know for compatibility.

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#9 Posted: : Saturday, September 24, 2011 5:44:30 AM
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I would rather not go the AMD route

I dont know it off hand and i wouldnt know where to look ..is there someplace i could find out?..i know its going to be some pos i bet
it doesn't change the fact that most people think Jews are much like the Ferengi of Star Trek. More interested in acquiring "profits" than anything else. -Erkdog

Shut the fuck up Frostbite, I know what i am doing i been playing TF2 for 8 fucking years i know how to run my damn servers-Erkdog

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#10 Posted: : Saturday, September 24, 2011 6:08:23 AM
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holy shit man thanks for the link all these other cards i am looking at are better and not much more price wise .....Shit man you just saved me issues lol

i was looking and compairing but i always heard the *** 3 ditgit number nividia were so costly

just wish i know what would work with my motherboard


ps i found out i am limited to 300-350 for my remake of the pc so its going to be hard ...do i get a new case and a new card and might even need a new power supply ...or do i try and get a card and new motherboard that can fit my core2 duo
it doesn't change the fact that most people think Jews are much like the Ferengi of Star Trek. More interested in acquiring "profits" than anything else. -Erkdog

Shut the fuck up Frostbite, I know what i am doing i been playing TF2 for 8 fucking years i know how to run my damn servers-Erkdog

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#11 Posted: : Saturday, September 24, 2011 7:26:47 PM
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No problem, I found it pretty helpful, I never could make any sense of NVidia users telling me what graphics card they were using...

And if you were only replacing some parts, you certainly wouldn't want to change chip manufacturers...

And do you not know the model number for your motherboard? Because you could use a program like PC Wizard to figure it out. Here's the website:
FIXED!
Click the download link on the right (it's not a very nice looking site, so I figured I'd help you out...).
Maybe I can do some real advising when you tell us the model number :P

And I would consider which upgrade path is going to benefit you more in both immediately and in a couple of years.

Also, read this:
FIXED!
and this:
FIXED!

I feel so useful!

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#12 Posted: : Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:31:53 AM
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your first link is broke btw lol
it doesn't change the fact that most people think Jews are much like the Ferengi of Star Trek. More interested in acquiring "profits" than anything else. -Erkdog

Shut the fuck up Frostbite, I know what i am doing i been playing TF2 for 8 fucking years i know how to run my damn servers-Erkdog

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#13 Posted: : Sunday, September 25, 2011 4:36:42 PM
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You noobs need to learn how to use the link button. I ain't fix'n yo shit no mo.

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#14 Posted: : Monday, September 26, 2011 9:12:39 AM
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pc wiz dont seem to work on my comp .it just locks and leaves a blank screen
it doesn't change the fact that most people think Jews are much like the Ferengi of Star Trek. More interested in acquiring "profits" than anything else. -Erkdog

Shut the fuck up Frostbite, I know what i am doing i been playing TF2 for 8 fucking years i know how to run my damn servers-Erkdog

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#15 Posted: : Tuesday, September 27, 2011 11:32:09 AM
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Rikaelus wrote:
You noobs need to learn how to use the link button. I ain't fix'n yo shit no mo.

I always forget about that...

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