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Old 02-19-2005, 10:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my brother has a ATI 7000 that i gave to him a little bit ago, and he just got LORT: Battle for Middle Earth for christmas. He says the game runs choppy for him, so i want to ask you guys for a good card that will run the game. The 6600gt would have been the best choice in my opinion, but it is just too expensive for him right now. So i was thinking of the 9600. What do you think?
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What is the current system he is using? the 6600 might be too much. The 9800pro is a good value.
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Old 02-19-2005, 11:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yah i just bought a radeon 9800 for 180 at frys and it is very good i would recremend it alot
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The Radeon 9800 Pro would be the best choice.
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The 6600GT is at the same price as the 9800Pro and abosulutly beats it at everything.

However, video card may not be the only problem. Post specs here.
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The Radeon 9800 Pro is much cheaper than the 6600 GT.
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Old 02-20-2005, 01:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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6600GT is like $210 at newegg. That guy said he paid $180 for it at fry's which of course would be more expensive.

At newegg I'm only seeing 9800 Pro 256mb for $265 and up...

Cheapest 128mb is $189 so how is it much cheaper? It's like $30 more in these instances.

Generally newegg has some really low prices, know where they have some cheaper ones?
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I have seen them cheaper in stores.

The cheapest Radeon 9800 Pro that I can find online is $165.
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Old 02-20-2005, 04:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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yea, hes got:
athlon XP 2400+
ASUS A7V8X-X MB
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i was thinking something around 100-150
i have a 9600 se and it runs cs souce and hl 2 fine (not highest setting mind you, but still beautiful none the less). So i thought a 9600 or a 9600XT would suite well. Is Battle For Middle Earth more graphics intensive than HL2?
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I wouldn't recommend anything below a 9600 XT.
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