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Old 03-17-2006, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I am wondering if anyone would be generous enough to lend me some time. I really need some pointers in the video card department as my card is, well not exactly cutting edge anymore. The card, a Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB, is doing the job ok, but it needs some updating I want a decent one that can handle games like COD2 and other modern game of the year types. I also want one that is going to last in terms of ability to play games in the future(who doesn't?). Anyway I appreciate your comments and am very open minded to and reccomendations. Thanks-

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Old 03-17-2006, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you can PM me if you need any help. Im not a professional, but i have dedicated a Month of my time finding out everything i can about the latest video cards, and which does wat. but of course everyone else here knows more than me, so you can post here 2.

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Old 03-17-2006, 09:29 PM   #3 (permalink)

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i'm guessing u have AGP so most cards will not last that long since most cards have pci-e slots now. Plus if u have that card ur cpu or mobo might slow the card down but here u go:

or for a little cheaper:

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6800GS would be a good card for now,It won't set you back that much and can handle most of today's game's easily
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yeah, and the reviews on the 7800 are good 2. so.
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tell us more about your rig. what socket proc. etc. and of course, your budget.
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Old 03-18-2006, 12:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You have an AGP slot if you have a 9800, here's some cards that will work:

lower price:
6800gs, x800 or one of the variants

higher price:
7800gs, x850 the PE version is best and most expensive

I was in the exact same situation as you, and at the time the 7800gs didnt exist so I got the 6800gs. It's a good card and I'll be able to play games for a while on it, not at max of course but who cares. If you have the cash though, I'd take the 7800gs.

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