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Old 12-25-2005, 11:44 AM   #1
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Default New Videocard, Please help me choose.

I am a hardcore gamer and I am in need of a new videocard. I was wondering if you could tell me the best vid card I can get at http://www.bestbuy.ca for $400 spending limit.

I was looking at http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...0&catid=20397#

its on sale for boxing week. This any good?

Right now I'm using an ATI Radeon 9600 XT 128mb
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Old 12-25-2005, 12:23 PM   #2
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Best Buy? Wouldn't you rather shop at www.newegg.com?

But anyways, that x850XT is a nice video card, but I've seen better way better cards then that, but at a cost > $400. But since you're on a $400 budget, I guess it's a good video card.
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Old 12-25-2005, 12:25 PM   #3
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yea ive got $300 cash and $100 gift card for bestbuy, figured i would put them together, Iam a college student so cash is tight.
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Old 12-25-2005, 12:31 PM   #4
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You should consider getting the geforce 7800GT video card. Have you heard of them? Check out the price here:

eVGA 256-P2-N517-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130249

Very good price huh? I think they're suppose to compete with the x850XT you have in mind. But it is cheaper. If you have an AGP port, this isn't the card for you. I would just stick with that x850XT you had in mind up there.
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I'm not really good with the hardware of computers but is that 8x AGP? cant find it in the specs
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Yes, it has to be. That kind of performance video card must use an 8x AGP port and nothing slower unless you go with a PCI-e x16 supported graphics port, then you go with a PCI-e video card.
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http://shop.store.yahoo.com/a-c/ask8vdelatmo.html

Does this mobo have PCI express?
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No, it's still an AGP supported motherboard.
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