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Old 02-08-2007, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to get a video card, and i need to know what to look for in one, im not asking for an exact type of video card. i'm just trying to learn more about them. Thanks
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First....what is your budget?
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And what do you want to use the card for? What games are you trying to play and what is the rest of your setup like?
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i want to spend about $80. I'll be using it for games like battlefield 2 . i have a AMd 64 Athlon 3500+ 2.2 gigahertez and a gig of ram
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Go for a 7600GT, that'll be able to play Battlefield 2 just fine.
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Just a little more than $80, but can play all current games on med-high settings:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062

edit: ahh...beat me to it kblair...
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Make sure you have a PCI-E slot before you buy that card!

If not, get a PCI-E motherboard anyway... AGP card prices seem to be WAY higher than PCI-E cards... I really need to make the switch myself.
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Go for a 7600GT, that'll be able to play Battlefield 2 just fine.
Best card for the money and the rebate puts it right in your price range. As said, make sure you've got pci express before you buy.
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I should have told you. i dont want to change motherboards. But i have a pci-e slot, not a agp
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Okay, then that 7600gt is going to be your best bet. Most new games should run just fine on your pc with that card on mid-settings or so.
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