Would welcome suggestions for a new video card..........

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Eve Giidiion, May 24, 2006.

  1. Eve Giidiion

    Eve Giidiion Guest

    I've seen much hype about the Amd x2 CPU's and I plan on buying one in
    the next few months.
    I'd like a 4800 or 5000 mhz X2 if I can afford one.
    I'm not current on the video cards. I'd like one based on the Nvida
    chip rather then ATI. I doubt that I'd do the two vid card in SLI(?)
    but I guess it is possible.
    My experience has always been that by the time the prices have come
    down enough to upgrade (a CPU, or whatever) everything else is
    obsolete or the piece will not work with what I have so I have to buy
    everything new. I think all my MB have had ZIFF sockets, but I have
    never upgraded a CPU.

    That being said, I'd like a Vid Card in the $200 - $300 range.
    My #1 use for the computer is tied between game play and watching
    movies ( I'd like to edit some when I get a new CPU.)

    So, any suggestions? And being able to run Duel monitors would be
    nice.


    eVe GiiDDiion
     
    Eve Giidiion, May 24, 2006
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    dawg Guest

    Right now,I don't think the dual core cpu's offer anything for gamers.Cool
    to have though. Look into the AMD FX or Opteron series of chips .Single
    cores can be faster than dual and cost less.
    Anything in the Nvidia 7900 series will be around $250-$500.
     
    dawg, May 24, 2006
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    DaveW Guest

    Note: there are NO 4800 or 5000 MHz CPU's on the market by AMD or Intel.
    You are several years early.
     
    DaveW, May 25, 2006
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  4. Eve Giidiion

    eVe Giidiion Guest

    You lost me here Dave...I need a little more clarification.

    eVe
     
    eVe Giidiion, May 25, 2006
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  5. Eve Giidiion

    eVe Giidiion Guest

    I understand, but I don't believe you did.

    My problem was with Davew saying "there are NO 4800 or 5000 MHz CPU's
    on the market". I would disagree with this and I wanted him to
    explain to me why he felt I couldn't buy one?
    I know I can place an order for both of the chips now.

    What is not clear is some implied meaning in posts. I find it
    difficult to tell if someone is being derisive and flip, or trying to
    just be helpful. I think if you had followed your last post to me
    with an emotion icon, I would have understood you a little better.
    But, I realize that is just me, and you cannot expect a guy to do
    that.

    (not to confuse you I bottom posted. And, I even typed real slow for
    you! ;-> <JK> See how that helped convey a mood to the message?

    I understand, but I don't believe you did.

    My problem was with Davew saying "there are NO 4800 or 5000 MHz CPU's
    on the market". I would disagree with this and I wanted him to
    explain to me why he felt I couldn't buy one?
    I know I can place an order for both of the chips now.

    What is not clear is some implied meaning in posts. I find it
    difficult to tell if someone is being derisive and flip, or trying to
    just be helpful. I think if you had followed your last post to me
    with an emotion icon, I would have understood you a little better.
    But, I realize that is just me, and you cannot expect a guy to do
    that.
     
    eVe Giidiion, May 26, 2006
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  6. Eve Giidiion

    eVe Giidiion Guest

    David Maynard:::



    Thank you for pointing out my error and explaining it clearly,
    rather then giving me the "hheee heeee Hee She said 5000mhz. Hee
    hee." (my poor Bevis and Butthead imitation.
    Sometimes I forget I may be dealing with a 4th grader or a 4th year
    grad student.
    What an embarrassing faux pas I have made.

    But, thank you once again for elucidating the problem.
    And it had nothing to do with where I posted.
     
    eVe Giidiion, May 31, 2006
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