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Old 03-12-2005, 11:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I got my tax return! Now, I know for sure I'm already buying a Zalman CPU cooler. This will leave me with about $70. Basically, I want to play a few games here and there. Nothing too serious, just a few here and there. I saw an N-Vidia at walmart, but I don't know a single thing about video cards, or what to look for when buying one.

Anyone have any advice?
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A video card for $70, that wont buy you a great card, but you can get the GeForce 5200 or 5500...look at newegg.com, also what games would you play ?
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I like playing medieval type games... I may try half-life, or sims.. not exactly sure. Just whatever I see when I go to look.
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The best thing you could get for that price would be a ATI 9550. Preferably a gigabyte model i think since their cheaper due to a ram size cut.
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I agree with DJ-Chris.
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Old 03-12-2005, 02:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Alright, I'll check it out. Thanks!
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