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Old 01-05-2008, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm getting a late, unexpected christmas present and I'm going to be ordering some parts in the next couple hours. I need some quick help if possible. My current video card is listed below. What would you guys recommend below $125? I don't know much about video cards but I would like it to be a dx10 card if possible. Thanks in advance.
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Dx10 Means nothing if its under 125 dollars, as it won't run any dx10 games reasonably... The 8600GT is under 125 dollars and it has dx10.

I'd suggest saving up a little more and getting something better.
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For a little more, you can get the HD3850, which is a heck of a lot better than the 8600GT.
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For a little more, you can get the HD3850, which is a heck of a lot better than the 8600GT.
Any particular specs/brands I should look for? Links? I know nothing about video other than I don't really play games other than cod4 and that's it.
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Any particular specs/brands I should look for? Links? I know nothing about video other than I don't really play games other than cod4 and that's it.
Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H385F256NP Radeon HD 3850 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

have you overclocked your processor? because i got mine to 2.8GHz and i didnt even change the voltage.
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Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H385F256NP Radeon HD 3850 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

have you overclocked your processor? because i got mine to 2.8GHz and i didnt even change the voltage.
Whew that's a bit much for my non-gaming taste. I have decided to put together a ~$200 computer for testing/learning so that I won't have to break/fix mine. 2g mem, e2140, spare case/psu, etc. Thanks guys. I will keep that video card in mind when I get enough spare cash. I appreciate it.
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how about the x1950pro?

Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR X1950PRO256MBAC2 Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

its not DX10 tho.. but its better to have a high-end DX9 card than a very low-end DX9 card, because you can't get a good dx10 card for that price range.. its impossible (maybe an 8600gts but thats not even close to what I call "good")
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Or overclock a 7900GS.
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Maybe this?

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100213 Radeon HD 2900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - OEM

not sure though.
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