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Old 06-01-2004, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building a PC right now, and am trying to decide on a video card. I could care less as to it being an ATI or NVIDIA, but I want something that will be able to handle games like Far Cry, Half-life 2, and Doom 3. I'm wanting to pay under $200 for one also. Could someone provide a link for one that may fit my needs?
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Old 06-01-2004, 05:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, your only option is the 9800 Pro You could get a 9600XT that will play HL2 and DOOM3, but not at full detail and with a playable FPS

The 9800 Pro is right there around $200 and on newegg.com there is a Sapphire for $172
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i would get a 9600 XT. Here it is. http://www.buyxtremegear.com/r9600xt256oem.html Its 8x AGP so the motherboard you are gonna choose, which is probley gonna be 8x (all the new motherboards). But if ur gonna get a 4x AGP, then your gonna need a 4X AGP card. Which is seen here, http://www.fticomputer.com/cgis/deta...8M&ses=&cat=VB
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The 9800Pro has a much better price to performance ratio Its alot faster and only about $20 bucks more I can play Far Cry at full detail and everything, so I have no doubt it can run HL2 and Doom3 very well
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well.. the 256 9800pro is about 250 dollars i think alittle more. I dunno if hes gonna get a 8x AGP which is 250 or the 4x which is like 180.
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i would get a 9600 XT. Here it is. http://www.buyxtremegear.com/r9600xt256oem.html Its 8x AGP so the motherboard you are gonna choose, which is probley gonna be 8x (all the new motherboards). But if ur gonna get a 4x AGP, then your gonna need a 4X AGP card. Which is seen here, http://www.fticomputer.com/cgis/deta...8M&ses=&cat=VB
Not all new mobos have AGP 8x... nor do they even have an AGP slot.
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eh well most of them do.
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Umm monster... i have a radeon 9600 xt 256 and it works fine with my agp 4x main board. It just says it is fully compatible with the new agp 8 x it still supports 4x....
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ok, go here to this link, the sale ends at 7pm EST/ 4pm PST. the 256 bus is the best part. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-268&depa=1
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