Which video card?

By lyrix ยท 7 replies
Jun 6, 2005
  1. Hey all,

    I am planning an upgrade to my PC in the next week or so and was looking for some suggestions. (this is a gaming machine)

    Here are my spec's as of now:

    -Intel P4 2.8 Ghz 800 Mhz System Bus
    -Asus P4P88 Deluxe
    -2x 256 sticks DDR400 RAM
    -Sapphire Radeon 9600 Pro Catalyst 5.1 drivers
    -CDRW drive 52x 24x 52x, DVD-Rom drive, DVD-RW drive
    -21" SyncMaster monitor.
    -30Gb Hard drive

    I have around $200-$500 to work with for this particular upgrade. The two main areas that I decided to attack was the video card and the RAM. I am just looking for opinions on the choices that I have made.

    Here are my choice upgrades:

    Video Card:
    PNY GeForce 6800GT - $332

    Is this the right choice? Is there enough increased performance with the GT rather than the 6800 to warrent paying $100 more?

    1 GB (2 pcs 512) DDR (500) PC-4000 Patriot - $162

    Is this the right RAM to go with for a gamer? Or is there a better choice?

    Thanks in advance to any advice given! :giddy:

  2. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

  3. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    i agree thats a good card, and you could look at the x800 or x850 series
  4. lyrix

    lyrix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So now the question comes down to, should I go with XFX or PNY 6800GT?
  5. lyrix

    lyrix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Which card? PNY 6800GT or XFX 6800GT

    Hey all,

    I have narrowed my upgrades down and I have one final question...

    Which brand should I go with? XFX or PNY?

    I hear that PNY has a great warranty, but I am still not sure. Does either one stick out as the better performer?

  6. 2ndasscheek

    2ndasscheek TS Rookie Posts: 20

    GO with the PNY

    you should go with the Pny is more reliable and i heard they o/c good but you wont notice much difference between the two.
  7. lyrix

    lyrix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. :) PNY it is
  8. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    Thats is good choice i just wanted to show u the price diffrence between the two cards . with the same features.

    anyway enjoy ur new card. :grinthumb
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