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Old 06-19-2005, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for cheap video card upgrade

I'm looking to upgrade my video card today on my 3 year old computer

Current Specs:

AMD XP 1800
Asus a7v333
256md ddr 333
Radeon 7500 128mb

I'm just looking for a cheap video card at around $50-$70 cdn (~$40-$57 US)

Right now I have narrowed it down to three:

-Sapphire Radeon 9600SE 128MB DDR AGP 8X w/DVI,TV-Out (Lite Retail)--$65 cdn/$53 US

-XFX GeForce FX 5200 128MB DDR AGP w/TV-Out (Retail Box)--$57 cdn/$46 US

-PNY GeForce4 Ti 4200 / 64MB / AGP 8X / VGA / DVI / TV Out / OEM Video Card--$53 cdn/$ 43 US(requires $15 dollar mail in rebate)

I know these cards are probably not very good, but I have a tight budget and my system is already 3 years old.

Please choose one of these cards and/or recommend another card at about the same price range.

Thanks a lot!

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Old 06-19-2005, 11:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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go with the geforce fx... I don't know if the radion will be that good I used an xfx card before and it was very reliable... I recently upgraded to a gefroce 6600gt... this is the card I suggest...\/

-XFX GeForce FX 5200 128MB DDR AGP w/TV-Out (Retail Box)--$57 cdn/$46 US
or look here http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=VCD

if u really want a good card and still want to save money, be pacient cause the new 7800 series are comeing out and the 6600gt price will drop.

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Old 06-19-2005, 01:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Would it be worth getting a FX5500 instead of the FX5200?
AMD Athlon64 3200+
1GB Corsair 400Mhz DDR RAM
Leadtek 6600GT @ 575/1103
Lite-On DVD/RW
480 Watt Antec NeoPower
17\" LG TFT
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Old 06-19-2005, 02:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yea it would be better to get 5500
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