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Old 12-31-2004, 12:14 PM   #1
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Question Graphics card

I am looking for a graphics card. I am a gamer but I also use the internet alot. I have a budget of up to 100 (~$165)

Does anyone have any recommendations? I play Half-Life 2, Half-Life, UT2003, and other games, so it must be good. If it could have a TV tuner, or leave money for one, that would be ideal.
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Old 12-31-2004, 01:09 PM   #2
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that is a good budget to have for a graphic card and you can get a good one.

Here is an 8x AGP Card that should do the trick:
XFX Geforce FX5200 256MB AGP8X Graphic Card with DVI & TV-Out Retail

59.46

Amazon UK
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Old 12-31-2004, 01:10 PM   #3
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Also check out Ebuyer thay have a wide wange of cards:
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ..._uid=48&stid=2
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Old 12-31-2004, 02:00 PM   #4
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check out pricing on the ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 12mb pro i have that exact card and i love it, very powerful (although not the best card out). i play HL2 on it and im about to start playing doom 3, half life 2 works fine
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Go to www.newegg.com and see if they have one that suits yout needs.
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Old 12-31-2004, 03:29 PM   #6
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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...00_Series.html
Top one if you can aford the extra if not then this should do the trick http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=80749

Both Very Powerful cards .

I wouldnt personally go any lower then a geforce 5700 or radeon 9600 . Now a days they are under 100 and dont perform as bad as a 5200 .
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i had a 5200 and i found that it would play games but had to be on lowest detail and it still was very choppy
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Default Re: Graphics card

A change of heart from me. I have decided to get a cheap graphics card (~50), then save up to buy a 150 card.

The FX5200 has many bad reviews, so does anyone know another cheap card which will be able to survive for six months on HL2, etc?
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good luck....i know the radeon 9200 will play it but every setting has to be on low and it can get very choppy...i played half the game before i got tired of it and bought a 9800 pro...but i dont have a lot of patience with games glitching.
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