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Old 12-25-2004, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey i need help pickin a gfx card cause i get the sims 2 for xmas and it runs like crap on my comp and i need a new card anyway i was lookin at this one its a SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9600XT Video Card, 256MB DDR i dunno if i can get anythin better than that i lookin for sumtin under 150 bucks if u guys know a beter one i can get around that price it would help me thx http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-467&depa=1
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Old 12-25-2004, 11:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would get a Rosewill 9600 for almost half the price. If your not a fulltime gamer and if your playing mostly Sims 2 then this card will probably exceed your expectations. This definately beats the card you named in most bang for buck.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...164-021&depa=1

Read the reviews, its good.
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Old 12-26-2004, 12:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yea if your just playing sims 2 and such other simple games a normal 9600 will do great, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to just a little higher and get 128mb 9600 pro for future games. also, what are the rest of your specs?? something else might be causing sims 2 to run bad (i.e. not enough ram, slow ram, slow CPU)
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Yeah, that rosewill is the exact same video card I am going to get. Its a bit slower but seems hard to beat for the price.
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Old 12-26-2004, 12:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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the XT is faster than the non-XT card, but it will still do you fine
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Old 12-26-2004, 12:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i gots a p4 2ghz 512 ram i gots a nividia geforce 4 mx 420 i wants a gfx cards thats good all around not jus for the sims 2 but for futrue games games liek half life 2 and doom 3
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for HL2 and Doom 3 I would recommend anything from a 9800 Pro to a 6800 GT

the 6600 GT is prolly best for its price
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Old 12-26-2004, 01:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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wah do u think will be the best card thats around 150 and can run some of the upcoming games is that rosewill one good enough or the one that i posted first
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hmmm..... $150 is a bit restricting for a video card if you're gonna play HL2 and Doom 3, but
This 9800 or this 9800 pro are good cards
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-369&depa=0 how about that card
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