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Old 12-15-2004, 05:59 PM   #1
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Wondering what kind of video card you guys/gals are using for your gaming PC's? Will be playing games like Halflife 2, Doom3 and rome total war. I have heard some brands are better than others at certain games, I just want something that is good all around. I dont know of any other brands besides ATI and nVIDIA so I would like to stick with these. I am looking to spend around $450. By the way I will not be building this computer someone else I know is, (I know I sound like a newb, it is because I am one).
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You will get different answers...bottom line nVidia and ATI are both great cards...it is a personal preference.

I love ATI. I have had bad nVidia as well as bad ATIs, but I seem to stick with ATI.
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Old 12-15-2004, 06:08 PM   #3
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how does this look?

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...166-006&depa=1
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I haven't heard of Amigo Communication as a manufacturer.

I would stick with ATI, Visiontek, Sapphire, MSI and ASUS, in that order.

I have had VisionTek and I currently use made by ATI X800Pro.

Make sure it is PRO!
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yes the x800pro is a great card, would the 9800xt be just about thew same in performance wise?
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Old 12-15-2004, 07:23 PM   #6
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this is what really matters in your gaming pc, the x800 pro is a great card, I'd stick with that.
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what? lol amigo communications? lol, plus that card is a rip off.

I got my x800pro for $330
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wait til the mid to end of january to buy a video card. New x850 will come out and drive the prices down a bit, or you can get one of those.
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Oh Yeah this new ATI PCIex card just showed up today. Its called the x800XL. Its faster than the X800Pro and cheaper too.

So if he goes with PCIex i recommend that.

oh and the 9800xt is much slower than the X800pro
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how does this look:

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