Well, with AA and AF on and all that? you'd need top-end man. Now think people, if his current vidcard's only an FX5200, getting a vidcard like a 6600GT will be good but the rest of his computer will be the bottleneck.
Give us full specs on your comp pls, cpu, amount of ram, if your mobo has at least an agp slot.
So yes, I say we do a small halt on vidcard reccomendations ti'll we get this sorted out. And there's no way the 6600GT is cheaper than an 9800 Pro. I saw a 6600GT for $272.19 and an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro for $175.56.. You'd literally have to steal the 6600GT from your comp shop for it to be cheaper.
I dunno, I say if his current setup is only an FX5200, I think anything above a 9600 Pro wouldn't do too much.. we'll see what kindof specs we're dealing with.