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Old 06-30-2004, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default which vid card

im relatively new to the whole "build-your-own" computer concept; i helped a couple of friends build their own before . . .

anyways, im kinda debating whether to get a nVidia or ATI graphics cards; my budget is about $150, but if theres a card that will dramatically increase performance, i dont mind paying 200;

any ideas?

P4 3GHz w/HT DVD+/-RW
512MB 400MHz which vid card?

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Old 06-30-2004, 09:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro. Its in your price range, and should get you through the next year or two of games without any real trouble.

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Old 06-30-2004, 10:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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go 4 ATi9600Xt

AMD Athlon 64x2 4000+
2GB Kingston DDRII667Mhz
MSI 256MB GeForce8500GT
Western Digital 160GB SATAII HDD
Maxtor 80GB 8M ATA133 HDD
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Old 06-30-2004, 11:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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for that much money get the ATI, they owned nvidia in the 9000 vs. the FX series
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