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Old 09-27-2005, 08:35 PM   #1
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Hey. I'm upgrading most of my system, and one of the things I'm upgrading is the video card. I don't know a whole lot about them, though. I'd like to be able to play games like Lineage2, Shadowbane, and Halflife 2 without either sacrificing quality or speed/framerate. I don't know a whole lot about video cards, I'm just wondering which ones would be adequate for what I need, but not overly expensive. Thanks.
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I not quite sure what you consider overly expensive, I am assuming that you mean you dont want to spend $300. Well you could get a 6600GT or maybe a 6800
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what about ATI cards?
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How much can you spend?
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well I was just looking on newegg.com and I saw some x800xt pe's for around $300 their refurbished though. Those are excellent cards. Or if you dont want to get a refurbished card you could get a x800xl. By the way am I right about the price range?
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I was planning on getting the card from eBay, and I don't want to spend more than $200, preferrably closer to $150.
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then I would say get a 6600GT
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Alright. With the Geforce 6600GT, are they all the same, or is there a difference between the MSI, the nVidia, AOpen, etc?
Also, what about ATI X600 or X700, or 9800? Are any of those any good?
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I'd say this one, it's the one I have and it's awesome
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130231
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I got my X800 with 12 pixel pipelines and 256mb of 256 bit memory for $160 off of newegg. It is incredible, I can play HL2 and CS:S with full graphics, full resolution, and full aa and af with no lag.
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