video card question

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  1. Sexican

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    and also, i am using the video capture card so i can record games from my xbox and load them on my computer...this is possible with this setup, correct?
     
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  3. danskmacabre

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    I personally don't like ATI cards that much, they seem pretty unstable from what I've seem on other PPLs systems, but then a lot of PPL swear by them.

    I good cost effective card is the Geforce, 6600Gt.
    I have the Geforce 6800GT, which is great.

    Oops, sry, I see you have PCI-E, I don't know a lot about PCI-E , since I don't have a PC using it.
     
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    pcie 6600gt > agp 6600gt.

    Build your own system, if you can... or buy from a shop that assembles them. That machine you linked to is shitty.
     
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  6. Sexican

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    i probably could build 1 but im not gonna risk messing up. and we actually are talking to a a 'mom and pop' top place hat builds comps but the comps dont seem worth it...

    1.)

    CPU

    AMD Athlon 64 processor 3200+* (2.0GHz) 939-pin Retail

    MOBO

    DFI LANPARTY UT nForce4 Ultra-D

    RAM

    1GB DDR400 (2X512)

    HD

    Maxtor 6Y120M0 120GB Serial ATA 7200rpm 8MB Hard Drive

    OPTICAL

    BenQ DW1620PRO 16x DVD+/-RW 4X Double Layer Drive,

    OS

    WinXP Home

    CASE

    Casedge/Foxconn Mid Tower TK009 Black/Silver 300W Case

    Video

    Sapphire ATI Radeon X800 256MB TV-out/DVI PCI-Express Video Card




    With a Total Cost of $1,112 before taxes



    2.)

    CPU

    AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+* (1.8GHz) 939-pin Retail

    MOBO

    DFI LANPARTY UT nForce4 Ultra-D

    RAM

    1GB DDR400 (2X512)

    HD

    Maxtor 6Y120M0 120GB Serial ATA 7200rpm 8MB Hard Drive

    OPTICAL

    BenQ DW1620PRO 16x DVD+/-RW 4X Double Layer Drive,

    OS

    WinXP Home

    CASE

    Casedge/Foxconn Mid Tower TK009 Black/Silver 300W Case

    Video

    GIGABYTE GeForce 6600GT 128MB TV/DVI PCI-Express Video Card




    This package will cost $974 before taxes
    the prices are actually going to be a bit higher like 5% then what the company stated

    and the cheaper one of those doesnt have vcc so it cant record xbox games
     
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    wow those machines are shitty, too..
    where do you live?
     
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    Build yourself, it really isn't hard.
     
  9. Sexican

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    nvm guys i find a different source.. thx for the help
     
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    omg. build it yourself. if you can use a screw driver and common sense you can build a computer and save a ton of money
     
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    First of all, the machine you linked according to the review on it has AGP, not PCI-Express, so you'll need an AGP card. And I always recommend nVidia boards. I'd advise you to get a 6800GT and also add a 1GB DDR400 stick if you go for that Compaq.

    I have no clue what you are talking about when it comes to the video capture card. I don't see any video capture functionality listed for the PC or for the X800. You would need a dedicated TV card or a graphics card with VIVO (which is usually shitty when integrated into a gaming card).

    Those mom and pop store quotes are poop. Overpriced and crap hardware (DFI mainboards ugh). Don't buy anything from there.

    Don't let these other characters kid you... you aren't going to be able to build anything better than that Compaq for the same price. Maybe not even anything equivalent. I put together an identical system at Newegg with quality, but not expensive, parts and it came out ~$130 more when you factor in shipping. It's just the way it is these days, Dell and Compaq buy and build in huge volume which means they can offer deals on their prebuilts that you just can't beat with DIY... unless you use bottom of the barrel cheap components in which case you come out behind anyway.

    Now with that said, it's worth considering spending a little extra to have a higher quality machine. You may have to drop the processor one or two grades in order to keep it inside your budget. The Compaq probably will work alright. It might not be perfect and it might die sooner. It probably won't explode and kill you after a week. The quality call is up to you though.
     
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    i can't say i agree with that. i could easily build a system that outperforms the ones he put together and save alot more. Probably less than $800 not including the monitor, keyboard, or mouse. They don't specify brand of RAM, it's probably cheapo stuff as well. And it's also probably cheapo generic PSU. WTF...300Watt PSU included with the case?!?!? will that even boot up a machine with that kind of hardware?
     
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    Less than $800... how about the $529 Compaq he linked in his first post?
     

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