First of all here is my story and specs.
2.8 Oc Athlon Barton
soyo KT600 dragon plus MB
My story goes something like this. I mostly play two games. Americas Army and sim city and occasionally a baseball game. Americas Army stutters alot now with new maps so since I cant play the game its time to upgrade the card. I'm a starving fireman here in Kansas Ciy so I'm not going to buy an expensive card. I've done some research and have came up with a few cards:
Geforce FX 5500oc 256mb $149
Geforce FX 5900XT 128mb $223
Radeon 9800pro 128mb $249
Geforce FX5700LE 256mb $179
Comp usa prices
As you can see with my current video card I like to use my components to the very end. To me I can't see spending $400 on a video card every year. I just want the cheapest card that plays Americas Army without too much stutter if possible. Thanks for helping out. Go to www.compusa.com
if u want to suggest another card. My price limit is about 250 but I rather spend 180 if possible.