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Old 08-15-2004, 01:21 AM   #1
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Default A Good gaming video card for around 200 dollars

hey I was wondering what a good gaming video card is. Im going to be playing Doom 3 and other high quality games. What video card would be able to play REally well

I have my mind set on 2 video cards which are the Sapphire ATI 9800Pro and the Gainward Nvidia Fx5900.

Any other suggestions? Which one is the better chose

BTW im going to be running a AMD 64 3200++ and 2 512MB DDR400
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Old 08-15-2004, 01:26 AM   #2
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I would go with the 9800 pro. Its a better card than the FX.

The 9800 pro will be able to play all the games. Well have to see how playable it will be on unreal engine III though.
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The 9800 pro 128 is only beat out by the fx 5950 and 9800 xt.
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im willing to spend up to 300 dollars
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-361&depa=0

should this be able to work well???
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very nice 256mb
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Old 08-15-2004, 02:30 AM   #7
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DOOM 3 is reportedly a 512mb texture game, so no video card now can run the game at its highest setting.

but there are very expence video cards that are $1,000 or more, with 512mb.
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Should I go with the 256MB or the 128MB

the 128 MB is 195 and the 256MB is 266

Is it worth the extra money?
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You would be paying way too much for that card. Its not even close to being worth that much. You can get a 128mb model which is just as fast for only $194
http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/simp...7013&ad=pwatch

This one is nicer though for a dollar cheaper.
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=321893

If you are looking for the nicest card in the 300 range I recommend a 6800.

http://www.buyxtremegear.com/vc129110.html $274

http://www.buyxtremegear.com/vc129113.html $275

http://www.buyxtremegear.com/vc129122.html $277

http://www.buyxtremegear.com/vc129120.html $289

The MSI one is the nicest of the bunch but whatever.
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NO its not worth it for the 256mb model as you can see you can get a faster card that can totally waste it at lower resolutions for only $8 bucks more.

It also has tons more features and better quality rendering.
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