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Old 03-22-2007, 06:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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There are a lot of cheap graphics card out there now.... I bought one only a couple of years ago and now you can get it for less then half the price!

I need a graphics card that allows you to connect 2 monitors to it and it needs to be AGP. 256 MB is fine.

I don't want to spend a fortune but I want quality... Around $100 AUS ($80 US) would be nice

What would you recommend?
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably an ATI X1550, or an Nvidia 6800XT. The 6800XT is better.
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A 9550 (ATI) would fill your requirements nicely. I realize that you're not in the US, but I am using NewEgg to find what is available.

The 9550 runs from $47.99 to $73.99 on NewEgg. I'm not sure what brands are available in your neck of the outback, so I'll leave that to you. All of them I see have two outputs, mostly one DVI and one VGA.
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The 9600PRO and the 6600 are also in that ballpark, but each runs a little higher than the 9550.

One of the guys in my BF2 clan runs a 9550. He's a bird colonel, so it has served him well.
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Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR R96-D3G Radeon 9600PRO 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail

this is a real good ATI 9600 XT, i think trotter had it in that link he gave u and this oe is $57, talk about good deal!
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Old 03-23-2007, 01:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What do you think of this one?

eBay Australia: XpertVision ATI Radeon 9550 256MB AGP 8x - Brand New! (item 130092441765, end time 25-Mar-07 20:00:12 AEST)
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Not familiar with the brand, but that is a great price.
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i would reccomend a 6800 agp from nvidia. they are a little more expensive(100$) but they are completely worth it. Ill post a link when i get home.
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