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Old 04-09-06, 11:09 AM   #1
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Question Which GeForce 6 for ECS NFORCE3-A motherboard?

I'm thinking of gutting out my old computer and replacing the old Abit AB-KT7A-RAID motherboard with a new ECS NFORCE3-A motherboard with 1 to 2 GB of PC3200 DDR-SDRAM and an AMD Sempron 3100+ (Revision E6) CPU.

Any suggestions on what nVidia GeForce 6 chipset card should I use? (I won't be using the GeForce 6800 series though.) I've heard the GeForce 6200 with Turbo Cache isn't worth the extra money, and the GeForce 6600 card will require a direct connection from the system power supply, something I want to avoid if possible.
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Old 04-09-06, 11:22 AM   #2
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I'm thinking of gutting out my old computer and replacing the old Abit AB-KT7A-RAID motherboard with a new ECS NFORCE3-A motherboard with 1 to 2 GB of PC3200 DDR-SDRAM and an AMD Sempron 3100+ (Revision E6) CPU.

Any suggestions on what nVidia GeForce 6 chipset card should I use? (I won't be using the GeForce 6800 series though.) I've heard the GeForce 6200 with Turbo Cache isn't worth the extra money, and the GeForce 6600 card will require a direct connection from the system power supply, something I want to avoid if possible.
The 6600 GT AGP requires an extra power connector, but I think the normal 6600 doesn't. The 6200 Turbo Cache isn't an option as this is PCI-E only. You could use a normal 6200.
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The 6600 GT AGP requires an extra power connector, but I think the normal 6600 doesn't. The 6200 Turbo Cache isn't an option as this is PCI-E only. You could use a normal 6200.
Thanks for the information and clarifications.

However, should I stay with a GeForce 6200 card or go to a GeForce 6600 card? (I think the GeForce 6600 is needed for some higher-end games.)
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Thanks for the information and clarifications.

However, should I stay with a GeForce 6200 card or go to a GeForce 6600 card? (I think the GeForce 6600 is needed for some higher-end games.)

I think you're better off with the 6600 vanilla. The extra power connector on the 6600 GT isn't really a big deal. If you can wait until next month, the AGP 7600 GS should be out, or so I've heard on these forums. This is slightly faster than the 6600 GT ( very slightly ) and should consume less power.
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