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Old 10-07-2005, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, I need a video card for my kinda new system. I'm looking for an AGP one. I need one that's under $100 with tax (I live in Quebec). I have a Radeon X300 in my Dell but that's my family pc, I need one for myself. I can play Counter-Srtike source with my current video card quite well...to my standards anyway. My question is what kind of video card can i get for the price I mentionned above that will give me roughly the same preformence as the X300? I was thinking maybe the Radeon 9600Pro?

The "new" system im building is just going to be an Athlon XP 3000 with a chaintech NF2 motherboard.

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Old 10-07-2005, 10:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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9600pro would be fine for under that amount of money. How come you don't want to chip in about $40 more and just get a 6600GT?
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6600GT is 160$ CDN minimium, +15% tax for Ontario, quebec is also high on tax. <offtopic> should be as they are breaking our wallet</offtopic>
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A 9600 Pro is a pretty decent card. I have seen them around for less than $100, and you should have no problem finding one either. Also, it should be able to run CS without any problem at a good setting.
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Nice, does anyone know of a good place to buy? In canada?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131266

there ya are....I might get this one ....becuz its the best under $100.00 USD at newegg, but u said $100 CND.....hmmm....i think its worth it...

however, there are some at www.tigerdirect.com look good...both newegg and tigerD are good companies.....
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...CatId=933&Nav=|c:318|&Sort=0&Recs=10

I will post wen i find the 1 im going to buy
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati....asp?CatId=933

Im going to buy 1 of these once i figure which is the best, tho mabe from newegg, they are slightly cheaper
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I found a 9600Pro 256MB at a store near my house...worth it?
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Old 10-09-2005, 02:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yup, will perform much better than that x300, but make sure the price isnt to high.
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ncix.com to buy in Canada
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