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Old 03-04-2008, 11:39 PM   #1
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Default Re: Best Graphics Card for $100?

What do you need slot wise? PCI, AGP, PCI-E? Plan on overclocking?

PCI-E http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102726

AGPhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131081 (Wow. DX10 on an AGP card!)

Chose not to look for a PCI.
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If you have a PCI-E slot, get one of the cards below

THE AMD/ATI 2600 XT or the NVIDIA 8600 GT

The 2600 XT is very close to that of the GeForce 8600 GT, but the 2600 XT has a performance edge when antialiasing is disabled.The GeForce has the edge when antialiasing is turned on, it's not much of a real-world advantage, since neither card can effectively use 4x AA beyond 1024x768.

Both are supposed to be decent overclockers.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102703

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127310

(I personally would go with the 8600 GT, it comes with a free game, and has a $20 MIR, so it comes to $70) *not to mention is is dead silent with its passive cooling, and overclocked from the factory....

Plus MSI is a good brand! Enjoy
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PCI-E. Yeah, I was looking at those cards and thought the 3650 would be the best out of those three.

The free gifts and MIR are nice, but I can't order off newegg anyways. So I am just looking at the cards as in performance.
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Yeah, the 3650 would be a good choice, although it doesn't offer a very big performance increase over the 2600 XT.
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I see, I think this one has got to be the fastest out there for under $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814127287R

And its still dead silent with heat pipes

its an 8600 GTS
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I see, I think this one has got to be the fastest out there for under $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814127287R

And its still dead silent with heat pipes

its an 8600 GTS
That's a very nice find. Definitely the best buy so far. I'm dissapointed there isn't a HD 3850 available for a bit more than $100 though, that would blow them all away.
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What do you need slot wise? PCI, AGP, PCI-E? Plan on overclocking?

PCI-E http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102726

AGPhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131081 (Wow. DX10 on an AGP card!)

Chose not to look for a PCI.
What manufacturers don't understand is that AGP is not even close to be bottlenecking. It's not even reaching it's full potential.
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That's a very nice find. Definitely the best buy so far. I'm dissapointed there isn't a HD 3850 available for a bit more than $100 though, that would blow them all away.
Thanks

Yea 3850 are badass
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What manufacturers don't understand is that AGP is not even close to be bottlenecking. It's not even reaching it's full potential.
Doesn't AGP only have 8 lanes?
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