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Elven-Dragon Mage
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new graphics card and monitor

i really need a new graphics card sence im still running a nvidi gefore 7600 gs with 512 mbs of ram. ide say my needs would probably be to be future proof for the next few years and my budget would have to be upwards of $150-$200 and i dont care if its an ati or a nvidia grapgics card as of right now. its going to take me a few months to get the money i need but ill get it one way or another by say december. and im looking at a new monitor to go with this setup as well so pleas try and keep the combos around and under $500usd total please cuase thats how much i was planning on spending on a new 26' lcd tv
 

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Every 26 Inch Monitor I see on Newegg blows you out of budget

This one is 25.5 Inch and is priced at $359 USD and is the closest I think you will get to your 26 Inch desire for the budget and has ALL the features I mentioned in the previous thread plus a couple of cool extras like inbuilt HDTV tuner
SAMSUNG TOC T260HD Rose Black 25.5"

I am still looking for a gpu that would be a decent fit to it, but I think your $500 budget would still need to stretch SLIGHTLY!
 

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im willing to skimp on the size of the monitor if thats ok with you ide say anothing larger then 22 inches should do just fine for me
 

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I reckon if I was on your budget I would go this combo and be just inside budget

SAMSUNG T240HD Rose-Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor - Retail<<$299.99 USD
^Has the features we discussed in the previous thread
1/ HDCP support
2/ HDMI/DVI-D/VGA inputs
3/ 16:10/1920x1200 res for true 1080p HD
4/ A Damn fine brand

Recertified: EVGA 896-P3-1170-RX GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card<<$199.99 USD
^Quite simply one of the better cards out right now, but watch for the upcoming GTX3** series cards coming seems you are still saving and choose a nice one to fit the budget then!

I would suggest you get the screen as soon as you have the $299.99 and then get the GPU later and when you have the money to compare your needs with your budget a bit better

The current tail end of the GTX2** series is here now and I feel buying a new GPU now would be silly with the view of Future-proofing yourself!

Wait for the gpu and look at the prices etc... when the new series of cards are out!
 

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Edited my last post to add my opinions on the current state of the GPU market! ;)
 

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Alternatively you could go wait for more detailed feedback on the new ATI HD5xxx series (people should have analyzed each and every little aspect of it and post it on the net within a few months or so) and get one of those.
 

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Before just placing the order for a 26" monitor on Newegg, you might wanna see it for yourself. Many people find even 24" to be bigger then what their field of vision can easily handle, so you may wanna do some research. If you end up backing away from the monitor just to be able to see it whole, then it means you wasted your money.

Also, I noticed that you currently have a 7600GS. What power supply do you have? A high-end card lik a GTX275 will need at least a good 550W PSU with PCIe power connectors to run fine.
 

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psu is currently a 450w let me look for the specs ont he side of it and ill let you know everything else. to do that i need to eaither tun my computer off so i can get to the info. as for the size ill probably end up sitting on my bed which is a couple of feet away to play games and watch shows and movies so thats no problem
 

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There's no way a cheap 400W PSU can run a GTX275 or GTX260. You're gonna have to upgrade that too, to be on the safe side, you should get a 620W Corsair to easily handle that.

BTW, which CPU do you have and how much RAM do you have on your system? If they're old as well then they're gonna bottle-neck your card.

Edit: On second thought, a 550W Corsair should be just fine too.
 

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ive got a socket (939) amd atholon 64x2 3800+ with 1.75 gigs of ddr400 ram. heres what i was thinking if i really wanted to get a new system thats going to take a year mabe a year and a half to get the money for a decent one. but i could get the monitor now and save myself having to buy one then. and i could delegate this old thing to linux duty
 
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