New PC - Which video card is best

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Nov 24, 2007

New PC - Which video card is best by Hit at 9:53 PM (2,698 Views / 0 Likes) 32 replies

  1. Hit
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    Hello going to buy a PC, but i can choose with or without Video Card
    The option you can choose is: Club3D nVidia GeForce 8400GS 256 MB PCIe € 55,00
    You could also ask for an different video card

    But thats the point should i rather ask for a different video card and pay more or maybe less
    Or should i just go for the Club3D nVidia GeForce 8400GS 256 MB PCIe

    Btw. pc im buying is:
    Motherboard: ASUS P5GC-MX/1333
    2GB memory
    160GB Harddisk
    Intel Pentium Dual Core E2140 @ 1,6 GHz 800 MHz FSB 1 MB(Yes [​IMG] this can run MAC OS X maybe slowly but at least i can test it)
    And some Samsung DVD Reader & Writer(Not so important i already have one i could use)


    This should at least be enough for new games like Medal of Honor Airborne right?
    But as gaming is important to me which video card the one you could choose or should i request another one

    Please help me the optional one i can choose looks nice to me(Nvidia Geforce is best!)
    But is 256MB actually enough these days

    Also it has HDTV-out does this mean i can't use this on my Sony tv with only AV/Scart/S-Video(Tough barely use it with the video card i have now.. just for watching divx movies full screen)
     


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    o no, get a 8800 gtx
     
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    What is the difference?
    Just checked on some picture of 8800 gtx
    It doesn't even have VGA port?!
    And price is 510Euro [​IMG]!
     
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    Most newer cards use a DVI>VGA adapter, which is often included. You're out of luck if the card has only an HDMI port though. Since that's only digital.
     
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    Most card should come with two DVI or a DVI and a HDMI. I don't think any of the Nvidia offerings even come equipped with HDMI.
     
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    The CPU is weak, the disk is small and the video card is not suitable for new high quality games.
    Gamers' PCs cost a hell of a lot of money and if you only intend to buy a new computer in order to play new games you'd better come up with more money or forget it.
     
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    I'm not a hardcore gamer
    Battlefield 2 is my most played game [​IMG]
    But i want to try Medal of Honor Airborne will it work with this 55Euro card
    Also actually my pc should be used for office use so.. [​IMG]
     
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    get the 8800GT card, plays COD4 at max settings with 60fps constant.
     
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    Dude that one cost almost more then the PC
    http://www.goris.nl/configuraties/information.php?sid=93
    Its that one + the optional 1GB Memory

    btw. Airborne requires: 6600GT at minimum which is lots less then the 8400GS one so i guess it will work
     
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    That 8400GS really is not very good Hit. The 6600GT would be better if you could find one.

    Some people think you need the best videocard to play games but that isn't true.
     
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    Try the 7600GS or the 8600GS instead.

    They're WAY better.
     
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    That card is SHIT. Besides video decoding which is a req for the 8 series, most integrated solutions have equal power. The 8600GTS/X1950 Pro is the minimum for modern gaming (they are both good cards), the 8800GT is the highest you want to get. I would get a 2000 or 8 series, for HD video futureproofing. Any ATI 2900 or the 8600GTS for you.

    And Linki, don't start with me about how your card can run TF2, my $170 X1950XT can run CoD4 on "High" at 1280x1024 30-60FPS
     
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    The 8500GT isn't shit, it's great for what he uses it for, which isn't mostly gaming if you didn't know. An 8600GT is a cheap card that would suit his needs.
     
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    I'm talking about what Linkiboy uses it for not the TC. Lrn2read.
     
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    I call BS on the framerates. (the lower end, that is)
     
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    Then Linki, run 3DMark06 and 05 and link to the results on orb
     
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    never go for the minimum
    that is just asking for trouble
     

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