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Old 02-23-2008, 12:14 AM   #1
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Default Best Graphics card for under $200

I need help finding the BEST Gfx card for under 200

Here are my comp specs:
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Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Celeron D, 3600 MHz (27 x 133)
Motherboard Name Biostar P4M80-M4 / P4M800-M7A
Motherboard Chipset VIA P4M800 Pro
System Memory 1984 MB
BIOS Type Award (10/11/06)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

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Video Adapter VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP (64 MB)
3D Accelerator VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro
Monitor Dell M782 [17" CRT] (8G1573BABNVS)



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BIOS Properties:
Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Version 6.00 PG
Release Date 10/11/2006
Size 512 KB
Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP, LS-120
Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD, BBS
Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, PnP
Expansion Capabilities ISA, PCI, AGP, USB
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:16 AM   #2
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Default Re: Best Graphics card for under $200

Hmm, this is difficult because there are a lot of sub $200 cards out now that your system would bottleneck slightly. I'd recommend this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161211 The release of the 9600GT have pushed the prices down.
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:22 AM   #3
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Default Re: Best Graphics card for under $200

yea dude the drop in the 3800 series has me pumped but i dont have money to buy a new one.
the 3870 would be a great card for you to get at like 190 but that cpu would make it hard to do anything with. and that board is prolly only agp isnt it? that would make it a lot tougher
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:29 AM   #4
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If your board is AGP, then wait a little bit, the 3800 series are supposed to be coming out for the AGP bus.
EDIT: Just looked it up, it's AGP, you really need an upgrade mate.
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Default Re: Best Graphics card for under $200

Just about the best AGP video card you can get right now is an ATI HD 2600XT such as this: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 2600XT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X.
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Old 02-23-2008, 03:29 PM   #6
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Would my comp be able to handle the card Atomic Rooster is suggesting?

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Old 02-23-2008, 03:38 PM   #7
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Yeah, the 2600XT would be a good card for you. Anything faster than that and the rest of your computer wouldn't really be able to keep up anyway.
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