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    Graphics Card

    Post by Lemartes on Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:05 pm

    Was wanting to get everyone opinions of what would be the best graphics card for AoC?

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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Guest on Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:11 pm

    I usually check the card comparisons at Toms Hardware then price shop at Newegg.
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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Cozmo on Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:29 pm

    nVidia is using AoC as a showcase for their cards, so I'm thinking nVidia is a safe bet as far as compatability is concerned, driver-wise. That's been my card since forever, too. I have an 8800 gtx and it smokes - the 8800's are cheaper now cause the 9000 series is out.

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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Bullarky on Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:24 am

    Kohr wrote:I usually check the card comparisons at Toms Hardware then price shop at Newegg.

    Definitely the way to go... The question is if you want to stick to an ATI chipset or don't mind switching to nVidia. Price to performance wise, I don't think you can beat the 8800 GT OC.
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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Lemartes on Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:26 pm

    Bullarky wrote:
    Kohr wrote:I usually check the card comparisons at Toms Hardware then price shop at Newegg.

    Definitely the way to go... The question is if you want to stick to an ATI chipset or don't mind switching to nVidia. Price to performance wise, I don't think you can beat the 8800 GT OC.

    Im definately thinking of going nVidia....i know the basic stuff about installing and such....but based on my specs i posted above do you think the nvidia 8800 gt oc will work on my system?

    thanks for the replies btw Very Happy
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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Peanut on Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:03 pm

    i have the 8800 gtx and it will work fine. If your considering an 8800 though make sure you ahve a pci-e slot and two slots(space wise) avaliable as they are big.
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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Bullarky on Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:21 pm

    Hmm... that's a good question... Usually pre-builts are very tight inside the case. The 8800 series is a big honking card. You really only need a PCI Express 16 slot for the card to function, but if there isn't enough space on either side of the slot, you may be in trouble.

    I know Dell sells systems with the 8800 card now, but to make sure, I would go to the Dell website and enter your system id. They will be able to tell you for sure if it will fit.
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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Lemartes on Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:38 pm

    Bullarky wrote:Hmm... that's a good question... Usually pre-builts are very tight inside the case. The 8800 series is a big honking card. You really only need a PCI Express 16 slot for the card to function, but if there isn't enough space on either side of the slot, you may be in trouble.

    I know Dell sells systems with the 8800 card now, but to make sure, I would go to the Dell website and enter your system id. They will be able to tell you for sure if it will fit.

    I forgot all about checking that...thanks alot everyone for the help.

    i went with the 8800 oc card...and memory was real cheap...got 2g for $70....what the hell...4mb of memory cant hurt
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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Zeh on Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:29 pm

    I've got a 8800GTS OC (G92) on the way, if you haven't already ordered, take a look at it, newegg has it for low 200s.
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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Lorahand on Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:45 pm

    I actually am running 2 x 8800GT's Superclocked edition... and I must say it deff screams
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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Bullarky on Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:23 pm

    Lorahand wrote:I actually am running 2 x 8800GT's Superclocked edition... and I must say it deff screams

    That's what I'll be using next week! Smile
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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Lemartes on Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:47 pm

    Lorahand wrote:I actually am running 2 x 8800GT's Superclocked edition... and I must say it deff screams


    superclocked....oh yeah that is nice...not to knowledge on OC side of it.
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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Zeh on Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:06 am

    If you're looking into a 8800GT, the 8800GTS G92 is also worth looking at. It's only a few dollars more and it's only like 17 more dollars then the GT (according to one overzealous reviewer on newegg.) More stream processors means more filtering, post processing and such. The differences diminish at high resolutions, but it's a decent improvement for only $17.

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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Dantos on Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:44 pm

    My 8800 GT and extra gig of ram is coming in tommorow, i honestly couldnt justify getting a better card, my budget is limited atm and im limited by my monitor 1280x1080 max
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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Zeh on Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:33 pm

    mine 1152x768 the main difference between the GTS G92 and the GT is how they handle AA, so if you aren't AA obsessed, it really doesn't matter.
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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Geoff on Thu May 01, 2008 1:31 pm

    Looks like my new PC will be delayed, so I get to tackle AoC with a 6600 GT! This is going to suck. Razz
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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Bullarky on Thu May 01, 2008 1:33 pm

    Geoff... LMAO.. me too... My motherboard wont be in until next week...

    I'll be logging in with the mins including the 6600gt... I'm hoping for 5-10 fps... LOL
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    Re: Graphics Card

    Post by Geoff on Thu May 01, 2008 2:00 pm

    You aim high! I'm hoping to get 2-5.

    Oh, did I mention I lost 1 GB of RAM last week? My PSU decided it didn't want to share power with two sticks of my memory. No
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    Post by Lemartes on Thu May 01, 2008 3:04 pm

    Geoff wrote:You aim high! I'm hoping to get 2-5.

    Oh, did I mention I lost 1 GB of RAM last week? My PSU decided it didn't want to share power with two sticks of my memory. No



    ouch...that sucks

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