Recommend me a Video Card

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by noodle654, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. noodle654 macrumors 68020

    noodle654

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    Well my computer is finished and it is SWEET. Now I am using the onboard HDMI and I want a dedicated card. I have the ECS 780GM and it is a great board. It supports Hybrid Crossfire but I have no clue what card to buy. It would be great if it had HDMI on it.

    BTW: My rig is-

    CPU: AMD 64 Dual Core 5200+
    MoBo: ECS 780GM
    RAM: Corsair 1GBx2
    HD: Seagate 250GB 7200RPM SATA2
    PSU: Rosewill Performance Series 550W
    I have 5 80mm Fans and 4 blue cathodes.

    Thanks for your help guys!!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    How much are you willing to spend on a video card?
     
  3. noodle654 thread starter macrumors 68020

    noodle654

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    I was hoping less than $100. I am cool with mail in rebates.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'd pick the 8800GS or the 3850 256 MB. This is based on US$ prices though.

    You might have to settle with the 3650/8600GTS otherwise.
     
  5. noodle654 thread starter macrumors 68020

    noodle654

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    Those where the ones I was actually looking at. But, how do I use CrossFire. Doesnt it act as 2 video cards because of the onboard? I know nothing about ATI/AMD nowadays.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Only the HD3400 series supports Hybrid Crossfire. If you're going with the 8800GS/3850 you're getting a lot more GPU power.
     

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