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Old 07-11-2005, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Good gaming video card that wont hurt my wallet.

I currently have a Nvidea 5700 vid card, but when i play World of Warcraft and am in a big 40-man raid, my frames per second goes down to about ~8. I hate it. This is with the video as low as it can go. Any suggestions on a nice video card that i could get that wont run me over 250 USD?

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Old 07-11-2005, 09:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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GeForce 6600 GT
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GeForce 6800 GT
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Old 07-11-2005, 09:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Can u get one of those 4 under $250?
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Do you need AGP or PCI-E?
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i bet AGP. he said he had a 5700.
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I need an AGP. my abit KV8 pro mobo cant do PCI-exptess.
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Old 07-11-2005, 09:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Here are the options I would choose from

eVGA 128-A8-N350 Geforce 6600GT $141
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130220

eVGA 128-A8-N343-AX Geforce 6800 128MB $189
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130202

XFX PVT40AUDF3 Geforce 6800GT 256MB $284
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150102

The Geforce 6800GT is by far the best but it the only one that slightly over your budget. If you can manage the cash go for it.

The Geforce 6800 is a little better then the 6600 for only a slight increase in cost.

The geforce 6600GT is the cheapest you want to go and still get decent performance

Now let look at how theses cards compare







Looking at the 3 graphs you see the 6800 get a average of 10FPS more then the 6600GT.

Looking at the 3 graphs the 6800GT gets a average of 16fps more then the 6800 and 27fps more then the 6600GT.
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First try to get this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150102

If that's to expensive, then get this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130202

EDIT:
Wtf is that 6800 ultra extreme in the benchmark??
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Yea at monarchcomputer.com you can pick up an EVGA 6800 GT for $270.00 after $20.00 rebate, just to let you know.

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