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Old 08-22-2005, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so i have a sempron 2800 socket A version. I want a decent vidocard because I am a budget gamer, but I want to play the good games too like half life 2 and doom 3 and guildwars and battlefield 1942. So i want to know what is the cheapest videocard i could buy that will be able to handle those games? thanx guys in advance




p.s. my friend saaid he had a geforce 6600 and an itnel p4 2.8 ghz processor and he said that his computer wouldn't handle doom 3. is this true? and do i have to spend like 200 dollars on a videocard just to play the good games?
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I handle doom3 just fine. you need the 6600GT and its about $150 for the card.
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so thats the cheapest card there is to handle the new games like the games i said?


also with the 6600gt and my processor(sempron 2800+ socket A version)be able to handle batllefirld 2?
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I dont see a reason why it wouldnt but I would def go with the 6600GT first then a new processor. Go with eVga or Gigabyte for the card. Buy from www.newegg.com.
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so is that the cheapest card or is there 1 that will handle it that is cheaper?
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So my sempron 2800+ with a 6600gt and 512mb of ram will be able to handle bf2 and i can play btllefield 2? Is this true lol?
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you might want another 512 stick to be sure...and im not sure but it might run it on all low settings...
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eVGA 6600GT 148 after rebate with shipping

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all of those combos blew , but yeah the 6800GT is the second best Nvidia card right now. i'd go with the eVGA version.
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gigabyte 6600GT is 500/1000. Evga is 500/900. I like the gigabyte better!
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