Buying a new graphics card today...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by iQuit, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. iQuit macrumors 6502a

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  2. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    I'd get an x600 0r x700 if I were you. Or if you have pci-e you can get a nvidia 6600 128mb.
     
  3. wangahrah macrumors newbie

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    No, I would recommend avoiding the 5xxx....try a 6600GT. Then again, I don't exactly know your price range , mobo, or what games you really like to play. A decent system with that card will probably beat out a powerbook in gaming though. Don't buy a mac laptop to game=)
     
  4. iQuit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not for gaming....I only have 64 MB of onboard graphics in my new PC, my other machines are not nearly as fast and Mac is starting to dissapoint me as of the moment....so I need this for just some video editing until I get something better, either a better graphics card or a new Mac or PC. I want a 17" PB and have the money saved up....but I am not paying for that outdated system. I am starting to glance over at some of the new Windoze Lappies....I have been waiting since WWDC for an update. Actually I think before that.
     
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  6. carlos700 macrumors regular

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    If you have AGP 8X, I would go for the ATI RADEON 9600/9800 over any GeForce FX 5xxx card.

    If you have PCI-Express, I would go for ATI RADEON X550 or better or NVIDIA GeForce 6500 or better.
     
  7. iQuit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I dunno if I have AGP 8X.....just I know I have a AGP slot (one) and that PCI cards aren't as fast.

    (edit) the ones you mentioned are too much... I only have 50-65$ to spend.
    (edit2) I can actually only spend Max $55....I forgot I have a $400 cell phone bill
     
  8. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    Just go for the best you can afford so it'll last number. There's the new 7800 line of NVIDIA too.
     
  9. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    The GeForce FX 5500 is a decent gfx card, that's what I originally had in my PC. But then I upgraded to 6800 GT, 256MB - wow that thing is powerful. It runs all the latest games with top settings... but it's quite expensive, about 5x more :rolleyes:
     
  10. iQuit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am just getting the XFX 550 for now...until a new Powerbook comes out or I can afford something better.....thanks a lot guys for your help :).
     

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