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ronss
01-31-06, 02:19 PM
what would be the best video card for my gig ga-7n400 pro nforce 2 board with xp+3000 fsb 400

would it be the 6600gt boards?;)

saturnotaku
01-31-06, 02:25 PM
Depends what you're looking to do. For light/moderate gaming a 6600 GT would be fine. If you're looking for a little more muscle, consider a vanilla 6800 or Radeon X800 GTO.

TierMann
01-31-06, 02:41 PM
I had my 6800GT still when I was using my XP 3000 for gaming. It seemed to be a decent match. The only stuttering I got was due to ram. I only had 512mbs so it swapped a lot. The 6800GS is cheaper right now though, I think, so that might be one to look into.

ronss
01-31-06, 02:51 PM
thanks, believe i will try a 6800 vannilla or 6600gt... i know that if i get too fast of a video adpater, such as a 6800 ultra, my system can not handle that very powerful video adapter:D

CaptNKILL
01-31-06, 03:15 PM
thanks, believe i will try a 6800 vannilla or 6600gt... i know that if i get too fast of a video adpater, such as a 6800 ultra, my system can not handle that very powerful video adapter:D
I would say either go with a 6600GT or a 6800GS 256Mb, such as this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130002

I dont think the 6800 vanilla is that great vs. a 6600GT. I think in some cases it can actually be slower. The 6800GS should be better across the board though. Much more memory bandwidth and twice the memory of either of the other two.

ronss
02-01-06, 12:56 AM
thanks for the help. going to do some deep thinking on this...;)

Tho Jo Smale
02-01-06, 01:00 AM
go for the 6800GS. I had great luck with my Lanparty B nf2 Ultra and the eVga 6800GT combo. The 6800GS is good bang for the buck.

ronss
02-01-06, 11:51 AM
thanks everyone, i ended up buying a new 9800 pro...got it off ebay for $97....i know theses are dated cards, but seem to still work well...later ron;)

CaptNKILL
02-01-06, 12:13 PM
thanks everyone, i ended up buying a new 9800 pro...got it off ebay for $97....i know theses are dated cards, but seem to still work well...later ron;)
Oh well, not a bad choice. Itl probably match the CPU a little better without any "wasted" GPU power. Those are still nice mid range cards. It should do you well, especially for the price :)

ronss
02-01-06, 01:34 PM
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getting a new ati 9800 pro is very tough, i was at frys the other day, out of em..seems like everyone must be going to the 6 and 7 serious cards, and xti equivulants. quess compusa has em online, but around $200 plus. you can get the xti 9800 pro on ebay, not the original version, cheaper, but i like the ati original ata box,,etc....see ya ron

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:B:BCA:US:11&Item=8758508044