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nvidia geforce 8 series

By outlawarrior781
Aug 24, 2007
  1. hi im new to these forums and this website. i need to buy a new video card, preferably in the 8 series, but i dont kno which one to get. i would like to kno the price of some good 8 series cards and i would also like to kno if my motherboard can handle these video cards. here are my pc specs.

    PC SPECS:
    Dell Dimesion E521
    CPU: Amd Athlon 64 3200+ (2.0 Ghz)
    RAM: 2GB DDR2 (4 PC2-4200 512 MB sticks)
    Video Card: Nvidia Geforce 6150 LE
    Monitor: Dell 15" LCD (maximum resolution 1600 x 1200) (im not planning on buying a new monitor so if this effects wat type of video card i need, let me kno)

    if u need more info, let me kno and il tell u. im not really good with computers. Again i would prefer video cards in the 8 series, but if they have 7 series video cards that are better, cheaper, and my mother board can handle then let me kno. i would prefer not to go above $200.
     
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    doest MB have an PCIeX16 slot?
     
  3. outlawarrior781

    outlawarrior781 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    yea it does. did i mention my PSU? if i didnt its 305 W. hope that helps more.
     
  4. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    I have your same system. The best 8000 series you can put in is the 8600GTS. That's with the stock psu, no upgrade needed since nothing better will fit in it.
    The 7000 series up to 7900GT. If you go with a 7 series, I would put a 7900GS in it. The 7's have a 256bit bus, the 8's 128bit bus but have DX10.
     
  5. outlawarrior781

    outlawarrior781 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20


    o hey thanks a lot man. im planning on getting a 500 W PSU but thats gonna be in a while. i want this video card to last. wats this bus that ppl be talking about. is it how fast the VRAM travels? well anyway thanks man. il search these on newegg, find out which one's cheaper, and make a decision. thanks a lot.
     
  6. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    Why do you need a new psu? You can't put a card in it that requires it. Also you just can't put any old psu in there.
    Your 305w psu has 22amps on the 12v.
     
  7. outlawarrior781

    outlawarrior781 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20


    yea i guess ur rite. wastage of money as far as im concernced. so im planning on getting the 8600 GT. do u kno by who should i get it. EXACTLY which one. i like EVGA. i bought my last video card from them. also i thought the more VRAM a video card the better it is. i thought the rest of the stuff it has is nothing without VRAM.
     
  8. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  9. outlawarrior781

    outlawarrior781 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20


    nice video card. im gonna buy it. that is if my mom is willing to pay. she owes me a bday present. lol. if this is too expensive for her, im planning on buying this one then.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130085

    the only difference between this one and the one u suggested is different maker and its not overclocked. o also the one u suggested came with a free game. : )
     
  10. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    That's even better. My system is a Dell so I can't really o'c. XFX has the double-warranty and the Evga the step-up program so either is a good choice. I'm too old to mess around with o'cing anyway.
     
  11. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    Outlander good choice. eVGA is superior to XFX.
     
  12. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 385

    Don't make unnecessary comments. Both EVGA and XFX make very fine cards, better than most. Neither is "superior", biases go both ways.
     
  13. outlawarrior781

    outlawarrior781 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    yea im gonna buy the XFX cuz it comes with a free game. im gonna order it tomorrow. though im using a check cuz my mom dont got a credit card. hope it doesnt take longer cuz of a check.
     
  14. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    Don't wait too long so you still get the rebate.
     
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