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Old 12-04-2008, 11:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Video Card (Budget)

Well, I bought GTA 4 and what do you know 7600GT won't cut it...not even close, the 7600GT has 256 MB on it GTA requires at least 512.

I recently sold my higher end card for a deal I could not resist.

Now I basically need a new graphics card.

I can only use newegg.ca or ncix.ca as I live in Canada and only trust those.

I'm not a super hard core gamer/oc'er anymore, just a general user with a semi high end pc.

Budget is 100-160$. Do you think there is something I should take a look at?

So far I was thinking

Newegg.ca - EVGA 512-P3-N975-AR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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9800GT Sounds good to me, I have a lot of folks who have purchased it with some pretty impressive benchmarks and performance.
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Get an hd 4850 or a 9800GTX+. They fall in your price range and are probably the most future proof you can get for your budget.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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one vote for the 4850.
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Get an hd 4850 or a 9800GTX+. They fall in your price range and are probably the most future proof you can get for your budget.

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Or if you want really cheap then 9800gt or 4830.
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+1 more for the 4850... or if you can find a decent price on a 9800GTX+, but the 4850 outperforms it almost always, and is usually cheaper anyways
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not sure how much GTA4 will like running on a single core old school cpu
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