and perhaps some advice and insight on newer products. looking to build something that is affordable and reliable. Dont want to have to upgrade too soon in the future once i have built a new computer. Ur input welcome too. Thanx
newegg.com and tigerdirect
I usually search for something say: geforce 8800gt vs radeon x2800xt (or whatever) on google and I can find graphical comparisons with conclusions and price ranges, etc. Just remember to get compatible parts.
Newegg.com is king for great prices, gpureview is the best source for video card specs & benchmarks, and Tom's hardware has some excellent buyers guides. For example:
Breaks down which video cards are best for gaming, in different price ranges. Good luck!