7300LE And AMDLive!? 15 replies

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Steakboy

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#1 12 years ago

Hokay, so, I'm about ready to get my new rig, but there are still a couple of decissions to be made; first off, here is the last thing I looked at:

MD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 4400+ (LIVE) for TRUE Multi-tasking Operating system: Genuine Windows XP Media Center Memory: 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300LE graphics with TurboCache Hard drive: 320GB 7200RPM Serial ATA Primary CD/DVD drive: DVD+RW/CD-RW combo drive with LightScribe Technology Secondary CD/DVD drive: N/A Personal Video Recorder: TV tuner (NTSC) with personal video recorder and FM tuner (antenna included) Memory slots: 4 DIMM (240-pin, DDR2) (two available) Front-access ports: 9-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB ports, FireWire, Microphone/line-in/line-out; Composite Video; S-Video; Audio Inputs Communications: Integrated 10/100Base-T network interface; high-speed 56K fax modem Sounds: High Definition Audio Monitor: 19'' HP Flatscreen Dimensions: 15.16(H) 7.60(W) 16.54(D) (approx.)

Now, the Media part is still freaking me out, since I know it will be good for my video editing, but I'm wondering about gaming and regular graphics editing too. In that respect, I also have no idea about the 7300LE card. I've done a little reading on the AMDLive! and I know it's more of a rating as to a computer that meets high entertainment standards, and I know the 4400+ is a fast processor, but beyond that I don't know a whole heck of a lot.

Can anyone shed any light on anything here?




BLOODYCHUNKS

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#2 12 years ago

What kind of games do you plan on playing with it, It only has 4 pixel pipelines,

Go for at least a 7600gt




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#3 12 years ago

Any card from nVidia which isn't suffixed with 'GT', 'GTT', 'Ultra' or pretty much anything else with a 'G' in it is usually not so good. Get a second opinion on this, but I'm quite sure that the LE cards aren't as good as, say, the GT version of the next card down in the range.




Steakboy

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#4 12 years ago

Replacing the graphics card isn't a terrible thing for me, so I can do that if necessary. If I replaced that with a higher end one would everything else on the computer still fall into line? I want about the best graphics card I can get my hand on what with all the editing that I have to do, and I'd like something that will do both my video/photoshop editing excellent and quick-like, and still be good for gaming if at all possible.




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#5 12 years ago

What would be the maximum you're willing to spend on a decent GPU?

If you're set on the nVidia camp then I'd recommend a 6800 series card, they're not too pricey and they have a brilliant "bang-for-buck" factor - especially the GT and GS models.

Other than that, looks like a decent system.




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#6 12 years ago

Rookie_42

If you're set on the nVidia camp then I'd recommend a 6800 series card, they're not too pricey and they have a brilliant "bang-for-buck" factor - especially the GT and GS models.

Good luck finding one of those, I havent seen a GT or GS for sale in months, Newegg, Zip Zoom Fly or Monarch Computers hasnt had those cards for awhile

You can pick up a recertified 7900GT at Newegg for $200

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130049




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#7 12 years ago

You should like this.

It's a 6800GT.




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#8 12 years ago

marvinmatthewYou should like this.

It's a 6800GT.

Must have missed that one, I usually only look for and suggest Evga cards, And I know they havent been a round in awhile

But why spend $239 on a 6800GT when you can get a 7900GT for only $30 more. Plus the 6 series cards are basically dead

Go for a 7600GT or a 7900GT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130017

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130032




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#9 12 years ago

I'd go with a 7000 series card too. There fast as hell, and many of them are reasonably priced (meaing they're bellow $300).




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#10 12 years ago
Rookie_42What would be the maximum you're willing to spend on a decent GPU?

I'm not limiting myself in that area, so sky's the limit as far as that's concerned.

And yeah, I was actually looking at some of the other 7 series cards while I was up in Des Moines. They looked really decent from what I could tell.




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