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Old 03-04-2006, 08:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I just bought a computer with the dreaded "intergrated" graphics, therefore I'm looking to upgrade. I used to be pretty savy about video cards, but I sort of lost interest over the years. The "best" card I currently own is a Geforce2 AGP 64mb (which has done fine actually for me.)

I'm not looking for a super expensive, top of the line, but something to get me by with gaming capablities.

My regular activies on the computer include; Photoshop, video editing, several games (Unreal Tournament 2005, various NFS titles, etc.)

The overall theme I'm going for is DECENT.

Here are my specifications:

1- MUST be under $100. Even $100 sounds kinda high to me. The cheaper the better.

2. PCI express.

3. Atleast 128MB.

4. Must have both VGA and DVi.

5. Preferably NVidia chipset, but I'll consider ATI.

6. S-Video.

So thats it, I'd highly appreciate any input. Thanks in advance for taking your time to find me a good card!
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Old 03-04-2006, 10:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127147
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I have an ATI Radeon 9600se (128MB) it works really well and it was $130 when I bought it so it might be alot less now. Give it a shot
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Asus X1300. As crappy as this card is, it's going to be leaps and bounds better than what you have

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121551

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Get the 6600gt. The only one that is under $100 is the msi one that turtile recommended.
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The best bang for buck card around $100 is the 6600GT, excellent card for what you pay for. I'd really advise paying the $50-75 or so more and getting the 6800GS if you'll be playing any games or running graphic intensive games though.
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What do you guys think about this one?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1730693

I really wanna buy one from Tigerdirect, as I'm already buyin an LCD and combined shipping would really be a plus.
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good deal. I have a asus 6600 in agp and it is a good card.
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...699665&CatId=0


seems like a good deal
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it looks like the $85.99 price tag on the 6800xt is actually after rebate. if you're okay w/ rebates, i'd recommend this card. the 256mb version of this card is slightly better than the 6600gt, so i would imagine that this 128mb version is about on par with the 6600gt
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