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Old 02-20-2007, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello!

I'm currently in the search for a new video card to tie me over for a couple of months while I am getting parts together for my gaming rig.

I currently got a comp running with:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
Asus A8R-MVP ATI Socket 939 ATX Motherboard
2 GB DDR2 Mem
250 GB HDD
With some integrated Nvidia6100 graphics

This is a "family-computer" so I intend to let the kids have their fun with it later but in the meantime I need to be able to play NWN2 and some other games without lagging like crazy

I am looking for a decent card that cost less than $150, preferably within the ~$100 range, something that will run NWN2 smooth(ly) and perhaps even make ES IV:Oblivion an option for the time being.
I looked alot at the GeForce 7600 and 7800 Series however 7800 seems to be lacking in products available? I mainly found re-certified things over at Newegg which I am not to keen on.

I don't have any preferences over any make, I would greatly appreciate any advice that could make a decent buy for a low-budget gaming card that will hold up decent for a couple new games.


Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Ge 7600GT (make sure its the GT version) is a great budget card. Right around $100 as well over on newegg.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks!

Yeah I was looking at the:

EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Aslong as I am able to run newer games without lag I am fine, I don't need the maxed out settings.

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If anyone knows, what would be ATI's card relevant to the 7600 GT?
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i take it your not gonna go for the 8800gtx then??

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Old 02-20-2007, 11:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Not yet there Matt

This is just something to tie me over for a couple of months, and to allow the kids to play their little games later on. Like I said, my goal with this card would be to be able to play decently new games acceptable, without lag but I got problems playing it on medium or lower settings.
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