Nvida Geforce 8600 GT!

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The 8600GT is quite an old graphics card, but it's very capable for Aero.

Also, I should point out, that looks like an 8500GT, not an 8600. All 8600GT graphics cards have dual DVI ports.

If you want gaming (and have a bit to spend plus a quality 600W+ power supply), look no further than an AMD HD4870.

Otherwise, the 8600GT will do just fine, but please check with the seller first!

EDIT: I don't recommend that card at all. It might have 512MB of memory, but it's very slow. In fact the 256MB of GDDR3 memory on my graphics card is nearly five times faster. In my opinion, memory speed is a whole lot more important than the amount of it. A lot of cheap low-end graphics cards use system memory for a "boost", this only slows EVERYTHING down.

But, if you want a good up to date card, have a look at the 8800GT and the 260GTX from Nvidia, and the HD3870 and HD4870 from AMD.
 

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Really?

My friend got this card on his new custom built laptop that his friend and dad made him as a surprise grad gift, and his laptop runs faster than my computer and my friends computer put together o_O.

I will try to look for another one, but if I don't find one that I like that is better by the time this runs out, I will probably buy it, it's at such a good price.
 
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The 8600GT is quite an old graphics card, but it's very capable for Aero.

Also, I should point out, that looks like an 8500GT, not an 8600. All 8600GT graphics cards have dual DVI ports.

If you want gaming (and have a bit to spend plus a quality 600W+ power supply), look no further than an AMD HD4870.

Otherwise, the 8600GT will do just fine, but please check with the seller first!

EDIT: I don't recommend that card at all. It might have 512MB of memory, but it's very slow. In fact the 256MB of GDDR3 memory on my graphics card is nearly five times faster. In my opinion, memory speed is a whole lot more important than the amount of it. A lot of cheap low-end graphics cards use system memory for a "boost", this only slows EVERYTHING down.

But, if you want a good up to date card, have a look at the 8800GT and the 260GTX from Nvidia, and the HD3870 and HD4870 from AMD.
Eh, 8600 is a fine card if you have two of them, there really inst much of a difference from two 8600 cards and two 8800 cards, merely bragging rights(I'm talking graphics, not speed)


And, it's not a good idea to buy computer parts off eBay, an 8600 card is only 80$ brand new, much safer then eBay.
 

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I know it is, but I'm poor and don't have a job atm =/, plus my mom freaks out anytime I try to buy anything over $50 which is why I never do anything for my computer, I have to use her credit card and she WON'T let me.
 

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(I'm talking graphics, not speed)
So it's alright if you have a pretty game that's a slideshow? >_>
Speed is far more important.

And an 8600GT is a great card. The fact of the matter is, that nVidia lied to the public with the 9 series and they're at best, overclocked 8 series cards, are worst, REBADGED 8 series cards (9600GT = 8800GT, except you pay more for the 9600GT).
So I'd be entirely happy with an 8600GT if I were you; you can play some Bioshock and Crysis on such a card :)
 

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I got a 8800GT overclocked and its pretty good, but the 8600 preforms worse then the 8800's.
 

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Alright I won the bid at $45 and like $9.98 shipping.

That's a great deal, but I'm starting to wonder if my fail boat computer can handle it.

It was probably a stupid idea for me to get this, I have a dell from 3 years ago, the only newer part in it is 2 gigs of RAM i put in about 6 months ago.

I still have the old dell case, and my friend who has a newer Dell case, he got a video card that blue screened a lot because it over heated because the fan would bounce off the back of the case and hit the video card. His card finally gave out so he traded it in for a worse one, a little better than I have in my computer now though. I dunno maybe it's just that Radeon isn't made very well or something.
 

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Yes it does XD, I made sure of that like a few weeks ago when I was looking around for video cards.
 
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So it's alright if you have a pretty game that's a slideshow? >_>
Speed is far more important.
Oh I know, I was just making a point, and really there is no huge difference between a 8600 and a 8800 card.
 

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Oh I know, I was just making a point, and really there is no huge difference between a 8600 and a 8800 card.
Lets just compare his FPS on Oblivion and Crysis, CoD4 then with his 8600 compared to my 8800GT then.
 

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I'm sure theres a difference in FPS when you get into the higher graphics games, but I usually only play a few games anyways, and none of them are that hugely graphiced, my most played on my computer are probably WoW, CSS and Stepmania, each have very low graphics, and have around 60 FPS on my friends 8600.
 

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The 8600GT is quite an old graphics card, but it's very capable for Aero.

Also, I should point out, that looks like an 8500GT, not an 8600. All 8600GT graphics cards have dual DVI ports.

If you want gaming (and have a bit to spend plus a quality 600W+ power supply), look no further than an AMD HD4870.

Otherwise, the 8600GT will do just fine, but please check with the seller first!

EDIT: I don't recommend that card at all. It might have 512MB of memory, but it's very slow. In fact the 256MB of GDDR3 memory on my graphics card is nearly five times faster. In my opinion, memory speed is a whole lot more important than the amount of it. A lot of cheap low-end graphics cards use system memory for a "boost", this only slows EVERYTHING down.

But, if you want a good up to date card, have a look at the 8800GT and the 260GTX from Nvidia, and the HD3870 and HD4870 from AMD.
Which card? I sure hope your not saying 512MB of GDDR5 with 115GB/s bandwidth on the HD 4870 is 5 times slower than 256MB of GDDR3. That would be pretty sad if that's true.
 
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