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Old 03-07-2005, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently put together a system, here are the specs:

Intel D865PERL motherboard
P4 3.0ghz 800mhz FSB
1gb Corsair Value Select ram
PowerColor ATI Radeon 9600PRO 128mb AGP
Maxtor Diamondmax 9 160gb SATA HD

I was thinking of purchasing another vid card because that radeon doesnt handle intense gaming quite the way i would like it to. What do you guys think would be a good vid card to pair up with this system?

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Old 03-07-2005, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What's your budget?


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Old 03-07-2005, 10:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I suggest the eVGA 6600 GT. Its 200$, thats pretty cheap for a good video card.
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Old 03-07-2005, 10:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You should have gone PCI-E.

I grudingly agree, 6600 gt the best bet.
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Old 03-08-2005, 12:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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sounds like a nice system, go the 6600GT
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Old 03-08-2005, 01:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The 9600pro is the only component in that system that seems a bit out of place. A 6600gt would suit that system well.
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Thanks for the help guys!

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