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Graphics Card, making an exchange





snowboardalliance
I got a christmas present that I"m exchanging and long story short I just want advice on which card to get.
I was looking into geForce 7600GT's within my budget (after rebates Very Happy ) and found

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814141043
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814186004

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143049
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150182

The second 2 are overclocked and that sort of makes me nervous about stability but may be better, so I just need some opinions on which of these to get. Thanks a lot.
ForceRun
Out of all the ones you showed I like the mild OC and price of this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143049

BFG makes good cards the, 7600GT can overclock okay, plus the warrenty covers it, plus they are coming out with the Fatliy1 OC 7600GT, who knows why?, OC to like 700 core.

Personally I would wait for a GeForce 8, but the 7600GT should take care of you and for $80 after rebates it is a great deal.
snowboardalliance
ONe more thing.
This leaves me with some extra money, and AMD socket 939 processors have come down in price so much that I was thinking of upping my Athlon 64 3000+ to the 3800+ b/c it's very cheap
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103531

Good choice? Or now that I have extra money is the extra $50 on http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103529
worth it?

I don't think I need to spend that much just for a 4000+ vs. 3800+ but are there any significant differences?
I'll probably stick with the 3800+ but need opinions

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EDIT
also, since the video card would have 2 DVI ports, should I just buy a cheap DVI male to male cable instead of using my VGA/D-SUB cord and adapter? I mean I saw the cables at like $5-$10 and I have an LCD so I was probably going to get a cheap one while I"m ordering.
ForceRun
I would save up for a totally new system like a Core 2 Duo, you will not see much preformance increass with just a new CPU, RAM is a big one to, duel channel DDR2 is a lot better than DDR1.

I guess it matters what you plan to use your system for.
Bouncer
Ive got the new GEFORCE 8800GTX 768MB PCI. its amazing and there's no need for overclocking its runs everything so smooth
TheGeek
Either get the BFG or the XFX, BFG if you have the choice though.

Personally, I like Evga because of their amazing warranty and even though their 7600GTs are not overclocked from the factory, why pay for something you can do under warranty with out any problems? The Evga one runs about $120 now I think before any rebates.
TheGeek
snowboardalliance wrote:
ONe more thing.
This leaves me with some extra money, and AMD socket 939 processors have come down in price so much that I was thinking of upping my Athlon 64 3000+ to the 3800+ b/c it's very cheap
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103531

Good choice? Or now that I have extra money is the extra $50 on http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103529
worth it?

I don't think I need to spend that much just for a 4000+ vs. 3800+ but are there any significant differences?
I'll probably stick with the 3800+ but need opinions

___
EDIT
also, since the video card would have 2 DVI ports, should I just buy a cheap DVI male to male cable instead of using my VGA/D-SUB cord and adapter? I mean I saw the cables at like $5-$10 and I have an LCD so I was probably going to get a cheap one while I"m ordering.


A DVI cable for a DVI card and monitor will give you a a better picture quality overall because the signal won't deteriorate through being converted.

BTW, your second link does not go to any processor in particular. But, what is your budget on a processor exactly? Personally, you should try to go dual core if you can, you will love the added benefit of having two cores versus one. The AMD opteron 165 IMO is the way to go if you can afford it and they are only like $160 now and overclock at least to 2.7Ghz from what I am hearing from people.
psycosquirrel
I agree with the Opteron 165 suggestion, if you choose to upgrade CPU. Since it is a server CPU, it will be much more durable and also overclock much better.

The BFG or the XFX cards are by far the best. Foxconn specializes in OEM motherboards, not video cards. BIOSTAR is okay, but not as good as BFG or XFX. BFG has an outstanding warantee, and XFX has a double lifetime warrantee (lifetime warrantee for both you and someone else if you sell the card eventually).
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