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Old 02-17-2010, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default Yet another "which gpu" question

Ok yet another vid card for casual gaming question... please bear with me last card i bought was like 5 years ago. Please no more suggestions im overwhelmed as is. and no; im not willing to shell out abit more for a better card, im sticking to whatever budget i have right now. and yes i am admittedly a penny crunching cheapskate, im even using a good ol fashioned 17" crt monitor.

so the choices are:
Powercolor HD3650 512MB 128Bit DDR2 - least expensive, good reviews but 2 years old- might be obsolete soon...
Palit GT220 512MB 128Bit DDR2 - recommended by a gaming bud of mine
atm im keeping my eyes on the gt series
Sparkle 9400GT 1024MB DDR2 128bit - not sure about the performance differences compared to:
Palit/Sparkle GF 9500GT 1GB 128Bit DDR2 - newegg users seem to like it
and theres that 512MB DDR3 variant, i have no idea if its better. it would cost up to $5 less compared to the 1gb DDR2.

the choices of: gt220 and the 9500gt are roughly the same price at my local dealers.

Games I want to play are: Mass Effect, Fallout 3 and Dawn of War 2

thank you!

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Old 02-17-2010, 10:31 PM   #2
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None are that great... What is your budget? I could find you a better one.
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$60-70 would be a good range for me.

or i'll just save up for something decent?
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What is your resolution? I could get you something decent.
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i knew i forgot something.
1280x1024 to 1600x1200 is fine with me. i really dont need uber resolutions.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:35 AM   #6
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Then I say go with this.

http://www.overstock.com/Electronics...id=123620&fp=F

This GPU is really good with 512 MB VRAM... idk about 256. It'll still beat all your choices though.
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