6600 for a mid range gamer.

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Kain, May 26, 2005.

  1. Kain

    Kain Ancient Guru

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    Well, now that i have reached the amount of money i need to buy this card (6600), i have some brands that could be good.
    ALL OF THEM ARE THE 256MB, ITS BETWEEN the MSI, ASUS or EVGA.

    I have a 21 amps 12v rail with 450 watts supply so, i think that isnt the factor.
    I would like to hear which brand would be better and why.

    Also, i wanna know if this card is going to be good for at least half a year, have in mind that im only going to play at 1024x768, because my 17" monitor went to my fathers PC.

    I plann to play all games with 1024x768 and only with some 2x or 4x antialiasing.

    Is it going to be ok?
    Also consider that here in México the GT is very expensive and that now im using a 5200.

    Thanks for your replies.
     
  2. deathvirus

    deathvirus Ancient Guru

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    Yup ... a 6600 256mb card will be enough to play games at 1024x768 with a bit of aa,af ....just get that MSI card
     
  3. Kain

    Kain Ancient Guru

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    MSI.
    Other suggestions?
     
  4. Vinnie

    Vinnie Ancient Guru

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    I think u can better buy a 6600gt, much better performance then a 6600 256mb...
     

  5. DrFreeze

    DrFreeze Ancient Guru

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    well, how much more is a GT?

    also, the 256 meg isnt worth it on a 6600, if cash really is a condition try and find a 128 mb version

    as for the brand, all three you listed are good, so dont worry, for making up your mind i would suggest looking at the pack in games ;) since all three cards will do just fine, and all three brands are well known
     
  6. arxontas

    arxontas Member Guru

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    MSI is the best. It always has a big pack of games and utilities;)
     
  7. TheGamer

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    Asus provides good stock cooling...
    a 6600 will handle any game at 1024x768 with 2 or 4 AA and AF...
     
  8. XP-200

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    PNY seem to make a nice overclockable quiet 6600 card,runs everything great.-------->
     
  9. deathvirus

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    1 piece of advice kain .... wait and get a 6600GT .... much better than a 6600 at higher res. with aa,af ....
     
  10. FlawleZ

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    You mean your FX 5200 isn't enough? LoL... If you're going to wait and pick up a 6600GT, I'd reccommend a Leadtek card.
     

  11. Kain

    Kain Ancient Guru

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    Well, i would take your advices.
    Something i said that was very important was that i was looking for 1024x768 res only because of my LCD monitor.
    Thats why i dont care about saving for a 6600 GT.
    But maybe a 6600GT would be better if i plan to upgrade my monitor or something.

    I think a wise choice would be to wait for the g70 so the 6 series are going to be cheaper i think. Lets wait less than two weeks.
     
  12. adrichardson

    adrichardson Guest

    A 6600gt will make a difference in terms of the amount of eyecandy you can have, particularly at 1024x768. I notice you're in Europe. Look out for white box/own brand (or whatever they call it in the Netherlands) 6600gts. In Europe they tend to be Inno3d, which is a very good brand all told.
     
  13. Kain

    Kain Ancient Guru

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    Well, NO.

    Im not in Europe, like you can see my profile location says: México wich is in North America. Very big difference, dont you think so?
     
  14. adrichardson

    adrichardson Guest

    So I looked at the wrong poster's profile! Does that change the fact that it may be worth looking at a "value" card?
     
  15. Kain

    Kain Ancient Guru

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    Yes, thats change a lot.
    Dont worry, humans are not perfect.

    The price difference could be about 60 dollars.
    So its not a small difference.
    Thats why im looking for the 6600. Also im going to play only at 1024x768
     

  16. adrichardson

    adrichardson Guest

    Ah I get it now - I'm used to everyone in the USA paying about half what we pay for hardware. I take it you don't get their prices in Mexico - which is a bit harsh... In that case a 6600 is a good card. You could try unlocking a non pcie 6200, but there's no guarantee it would work.
     
  17. Kain

    Kain Ancient Guru

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    Yes, and i suppose that a 6600 is better thanb the 6200, because the 6600 can overclock more than the 6200
     
  18. adrichardson

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    Yeah - it's also got those 4 extra pipelines, which don't always unlock on a 6200.
     
  19. Kain

    Kain Ancient Guru

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    Right.
    Otherwise, im waiting some weeks to see how the prices falls when the g70 get out.
     
  20. David Deed

    David Deed Don Alfa Terga Inconiti

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    got a 6600 non-gt and overclocked the core past that of a 6600gt on stock cooling. granted, it was an asus card with a good heatsink. 6600 non-gt's are good, only problem i have had is no go on overclocking the memory due to it not being gddr3
     

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