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Old 04-22-2007, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking through a bunch of videocards at newegg. But it seems that the card I always get becomes the worst rated card..

Can you help?
I need the best possible card for 100$-175$
This is for my little brothers computer , it has:
2.5 gigs of value ram
amd athlon 64 3700+
Asrock Vsta 939
And a bunch of cooling.

I was thinking maybe

Newegg.com - MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC GeForce 7900GS 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Over CLock Edition Video Card - Retail

kind of more than I was wanting to spend, but its pretty cheap.
But if it will be possible to get a 100-150$ card that is close, or can surpass that card, please dont hesisate.

and more importantly, give me your input on this!

thanks ^.^
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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try the 8600 gts gt or ultra, those are pretty good (dx 10 and on par with the 7900 gs) and overclockable to a X1950pro
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thing is too, i have a crappy 550w psu.. and im kind of actually leaning towards 200<150$

is the 7600gt any good?
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its very good!! its mid-range lvl card but gives u really decent frame rates on games (but isn't the 7900 gs an evolved 7600 gt and a 8600 gt evolved 7900 gs?)
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yeh it seems so, but the 8600 is a bit more expensive. almost 100$ more.
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at this point in time unless otherwise suggested im going for one of these 2 cards..

Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail

Newegg.com - XFX PVT73GUGD3 GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
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You should just get the 7900GS and overclock it yourself:
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail

edit: The 7600GT is a great card for the money. I guess it just depends if you want to spend less or a little more.
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try the geforce 8500 or 8600 the 85 is $100 and the 86 is $200. both are DX10. so buying a 7 series is pretty much dumb now thta you can get DX10 for a reasonable price.
Newegg.com - XFX PVT84GUDE3 GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - XFX PVT86JUAF3 GeForce 8500GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
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hmm good idea..
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but ddr2? I hear from alot of people that its not that good of a card. By the time Dx10 comes out, those cards will be pretty much obsolete and unable to play anything decent.
I'm sure everyone thinks that DX10s biggest thing has gotta be Crysis.
And I don't think that'll play crysis,

one question though.
Can the 8800s even play crysis? I know its direct X 10, but I don't know..
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