I need help shopping for a Video Card.

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  1. Kirby McSpic

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    yes, that is a good card for the money.
     
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    BRAND is the difference. LeadTek SUCKS. XFX is very good. Only brand I'd take over XFX right now is BFGTech
     
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    Oh ok. Thanks for the help. :bigthumb:
     
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    Stay away from LeadTek... they are shit. I have owned both an XFX and BFG card, and never had any issues with either. They both have great warranties as well.
     
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    XFX is my brand to go with just because they're quality is good, price is usually right and they often offer good bundle packages. I've stuck with XFX for a while now and couldn't be happier. I have set brands that I like to buy (AMD, ASUS, Seagate, XFX, Corsair..) and I rarely deviate from them. If you're buying online there's no sense in saving the $5 to get the cheaper product, you're already saving so much from the retail stores.

    If you're doing it yourself stick with quality. That's one of the key advantages to doing your own upgrades/building your own computer. You get the better quality for a cheaper price.
     
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    Oh guys is an ATI X700 128MB card a decent Vid card for a laptop?
     
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    not really.
     
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    Well, better than nothing right? :hsugh:
     
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    :hsugh: :rolleyes:
     
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    What kind of an answer is that?
     
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    you asked if it's "better than nothing" but you can't get a notebook without a video card. :mamoru:
     
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    Well what I meant by "nothing" is the Intel "Extreme" :)mamoru:) Graphics intergrated card.
     
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    meh, if you're not gaming, the Intel "extreme" is decent. Better driver support and less heat issues than the ATi card.

    Of course, if you do 3D work, then any hardware acceleration is better than the integrated GMA solutions.
     
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    Jolly has his preferences. The X700 will do fine in a laptop.
     
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    Lol ty.

    I'm not looking to play games with lots of eye candy. I really don't mind lowering the resolution in Call of Duty 2 or NFS:MW. :wiggle:
     
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    Eh, I'd lower the graphics settings before I'd lower the resolution. The decrease in clarity from running an LCD screen below its native resolution will outweigh any better graphics settings you could use as a result. That's more of a cross-that-bridge-when-you-come-to-it kinda thing, though. First you'd have to buy the thing.
     
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    Agreed. I'll post here with my lappy when get it.
     
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    shit > leadtek
     

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