Whats a good video card for this system im making

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  1. Fee

    Fee Boba Fett Likes the Nips

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    Im making a friend a gaming system and i was wondering whats the best videocard to go along with this setup.

    AMD Mobile Athlon XP 2500+, OC to 2.7 with valcono 12
    Abit NF7-S v.2
    Cosair 3200


    He dont need $500 card mybe one under $250 I have a 9800 pro in mine, i was wondering what new cards are close to it for around the same price? like a x700 or 6600GT.
     
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    6600GT

    best card for the money.
     
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    Isn't the AMD MOBILE Athlon XP 2500 for notebooks, and the NF7-S V.2 for desktops?
     
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    The AMD Athlon XP Mobile chips use the same Socket 462 (A) platform as their desktop counterparts. They are in every way compatible.

    It is actually quite common to use a Mobile AMD chip in a desktop board because some people believe they are higher quality chips.
     
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    Cool thanks, I never knew that.

    But I think the Athlon 64+ 3000 with MSI K8N Neo 2 Platinum mobo would save him money in the long run, unless he is going to buy another computer in a few months...
     
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    the 939 platform is a deal more expensive.

    The Socket A is pretty crappy now, imo... I think the S754 is the way to go for a "budget" system.
     
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    The price difference of a 939 and 754 isn't that huge, only about 30-50 max from my comp store. But a 754 would do fine also, Athlon 64 can be overclocked nicely from what i have read..
     
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    chip difference is usually $20+... And then Memory difference is a few dollars, considering the 754 only requires 1 stick, and the 939 requires 2 sticks for Dual Channel operation. Then the motherboards for 939 are around $140 for a good one, and a good 754 board is $90.

    Overall, you save $70-100 with the 754. Yeah the 939 is better, but I think if money is the ultimate concern (enough so that you were willing to go with a crappy socket A) then the 754 is certainly something to consider.
     

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