So on this video card thing...

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So on this video card thing...

Post by MKE » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:14 am

I originally planned on doing just a 1950pro crossfire. wouldnt be to bad, i already have one ati card and could get the other for less then 100$.

But i now have access to a new in box, straight from ATI, HD 2900XT 512MB DDR3 card for 270$.

which would you do? Stick to the plan, or sell the one card and pick up the new one.

I know dx10.1 is coming out with new hardware, but these things only pop up once in a while (year).

The card, on ebay and newegg goes for 400-450$. so it can't be that bad of a deal.

WWYD?

Oh, and if i stick with the original plan, i would also upgrade my processor (OC'ed 6300, 2.4ghz right now till i get 800mhz ram) to the q6600.
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Re: So on this video card thing...

Post by Chaniyth » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:23 am

Just so you know, the ATI Radeon HD 2900XT REQUIRES an HD Display (Monitor or TV), and will not work with a standard monitor, as it only has outputs: HDMI, TV -- this pretty much goes for all the "HD" line of cards.
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Re: So on this video card thing...

Post by MKE » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:28 am

i could swear it supports DVI, hdmi, component, svideo, and composite. It comes with a DVI-HDMI adapter...but either way, my monitor (HP w1907) supports hdcp, and the tv it's connected to has an hdmi input as well.
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Re: So on this video card thing...

Post by Chaniyth » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:36 am

MKE wrote:i could swear it supports DVI, hdmi, component, svideo, and composite. It comes with a DVI-HDMI adapter...but either way, my monitor (HP w1907) supports hdcp, and the tv it's connected to has an hdmi input as well.
Sweet then your good to go. :mrgreen:

$270 for that card is not bad at all! That's damn near $100+ cheaper than even newegg.com! :thumbsup:
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