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Old 09-04-2004, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best Video Card for under $300? I am making a bunch of changes to my computer, CPU, MOtherboard, New Raptor HD ect, and I only have about that much to spend on a new Video Card. Hopefully one that will have a noticable difference over my MSI GeForce FX 5600 128MB. So any suggestions on whats good and whats not would be helpful.
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whoa u could get a lot with that kinda money!!!
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Old 09-04-2004, 02:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1) ATi Radeon 9800 PRO (128 Mb) 256-bit $222.00

2) ATi Radeon 9800 PRO (256 Mb) 256-bit $265.00

These two are the best cards you can get in that price range. I would strongly recommend taking the first one (128 Mb) as it outperforms the 256 Mb.
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or u can get the 6800 regular version for like 280.
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Yea, get the regular 6800 or upgrade to the 6800GT if you have the money.
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The 9800 Pro's listed above are great cards
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-202&depa=1
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thats the one i got, it comes with farcry free!!!!!
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if you can spare another $100 I would reccomend the 6800 GT.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp? get it quick, the sale on this card ends soon(and from the reviews (60 ish) it looks good)
it even comes with farcry free
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Well, here is what I decided to go with.

Motherboard: ASUS "K8V SE Deluxe"
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+, Newcastle Core
GFX Card: eVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Video Card
PSU: Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W with Black housing - Xaser Edition ATX 2-Fan Power Supply

Would you say those are upgrades worth makeing? My current specs are posted below.
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