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    Video Graphics Card

    I'm gonna buy a graphics card this week, but I'm wondering which one to buy. I have, or at least I hope, a pci express slot (top one)
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    Help me out, and choose the best fitting graphics card (choose from Best Buy)
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    Re: Video Graphics Card

    I'll tell you now; not a good one. Your case is too small to fit any of the newer ones. You might fit an 8800 GT, and that's still pretty decent. It'll play crysis.

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    Re: Video Graphics Card

    Do you mean the actual size of the video card?
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    Re: Video Graphics Card

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    Can't I do something about that? Will it not fit length or width wise?
    Both actually, your mobo looks very small.

    Edit: Oh yeah of course, that's because it's a dell. No you can't do anything about it. My friend has something close to that and he hates it for that exact reason

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    Re: Video Graphics Card

    Wouldn't some more up to date cards also fit tho? It says the 8800 GT is 9inches in length and single slot for height and width. Some of the other ones (9 series and 200 series) aren't as big. I'm also trying to stay around 100-150 $ or so for the price.
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    Re: Video Graphics Card

    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper
    Wouldn't some more up to date cards also fit tho? It says the 8800 GT is 9inches in length and single slot for height and width. Some of the other ones (9 series and 200 series) aren't as big. I'm also trying to stay around 100-150 $ or so for the price.
    No, and yeah, the difference between a 8400 and an 8800 is minimal. Get what you want.

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    Re: Video Graphics Card

    You could get an ati 4870: excellent performance (comparable to a 260 GTX) 9,5 inches length and for less than 150$ but I'm not entirely sure if your case will handle it.

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    Re: Video Graphics Card

    Quote Originally Posted by Xemozu
    You could get an ati 4870: excellent performance (comparable to a 260 GTX) 9,5 inches length and for less than 150$ but I'm not entirely sure if your case will handle it.
    How would you compare the ati 4870 with the GeForce 8800 GT?
    And how can I find the exact size that my case can fit?
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    Re: Video Graphics Card

    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper
    Quote Originally Posted by Xemozu
    You could get an ati 4870: excellent performance (comparable to a 260 GTX) 9,5 inches length and for less than 150$ but I'm not entirely sure if your case will handle it.
    How would you compare the ati 4870 with the GeForce 8800 GT?
    And how can I find the exact size that my case can fit?
    Measure the width of your case xD

    And if what Xemozu says is correct, a 260 GTX is a lot better than an 8800. The only thing is I know ATI has a lot of problems with some newer games.

    To be honest your system would bottleneck any decent card. If you upgraded to 4GB and a 64bit operating system, and then updated your gfx card you'd notice an improvement, but you can't buy a good card then expect good results on an old machine.

    It's like buying a huge awesome TV then playing a PSone on it :P.


 

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