Need help on a graphics card

By 123456789
Jan 13, 2006
  1. Okay so I want a ATI radeon x700.However, it says that "DVD playback requires DVD drive." Does that mean that if I WANT to have a DVD playback I have to have a DVD drive or does it mean I have to have a DVD drive. The problem is I do not have a DVD drive. Can I still get it?
  2. LipsOfVenom

    LipsOfVenom TS Rookie Posts: 160

    yes, you can still use the X700 without a DVD-ROM. so any regular CD-ROM games will work just fine but you won't be able to watch a DVD on your computer

    SCHUMIinSA TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Yeah what the above poster said is correct.

    Just one question. Why are you getting a X700? As far as I know a GeForce 6600GT would be cheaper and at the same time work better.
  4. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    Well, X700's *are* cheaper than 6600GT's if PCI-E, but not by much (about 20-30 bucks more)... but I agree with the previous poster. You'd be MUCH better off scraping up the remaining 20-30 bucks and getting a 6600GT... or even better an X800GT with 256-bit memory at the same price as 6600GT's.
  5. 123456789

    123456789 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I want to get this card because it's cheap. Also the reviews I have read say this is better than a 6600. That's why. Also, thank you for your replies.
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