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Old 06-26-2004, 03:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hypothetically, if I where to save up $200, which video card should I get? For HL2 thats coming out, planning to play CS2... which I heard is going to be on Direct3D instead of OpenGL.. Well I don't know, someone point me in the right direction. Best possible video card for $200 for Direct3D/CS2
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Old 06-26-2004, 03:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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$200 is a bit short, if you an spend around $220, get a 9800PRO (www.newegg.com)

Otherwise go for a 256MB Radeon 9600XT.


The PRO is a huge leap in performance though.


BTW, I shouldn't be saying this, but I can run HL2 without any lag on my PIII 600 system (which I'm selling, look at the specs in the link in my sig) on lowest quality, of course. (With a 9200SE, though)
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Old 06-26-2004, 05:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with wartorment, buy a 9800Pro. You wont be dissapointed.
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Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro
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Old 06-26-2004, 07:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ugh... i advise not to go with Sapphire. It's quite a risk.
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My friend has a Sapphire 9800PRO, and he hasn't had any issues.

Also, there are a lot of good reviews about the Sapphire 9800PRO on newegg's site. Ultimately, it's your decision.
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I heard a lot of of complaints about Sapphire.

Yeah, U can get a 9800pro for 200$ or maybe even less if U r willing to wait for a few weeks.
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I heard a lot of of complaints about Sapphire.

Yeah, U can get a 9800pro for 200$ or maybe even less if U r willing to wait for a few weeks.
Whats to happen in a few weeks?
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dude, just use the ati trade up program on their site. a 9800 pro is 200 plus $50 off for the vid card you trade in.
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Yah get like 23 more dollars and buy the ati 9800pro from newegg.com Its 223 bucks for the one made by ati.
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