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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by candle_86, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. candle_86 New Member

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    Ok this is my first crack at this, taken from newegg.com prices, I'll try to keep it updated.

    Best PCIe card under 50

    Saphire x1650
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102035&Tpk=x1650

    great baseline card, comparable to the 6800nu and x800se

    Best PCIe Card under 100

    8600GT DDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...tegory=48&description=8600GT&Ntk=&srchInDesc=

    Great card for under 100, wasnt that great back at 150 but for 99 on newegg its a steal

    Best PCIe Card under 150

    7900GS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814141041

    at 119 its well worth it and the x1950pro ang GT appear to have dried up

    Best PCIe Card under 200

    HD3850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...category=48&description=3850&Ntk=&srchInDesc=

    The 512 model is just below 200 and well worth it

    Best PCIe Card under 300

    8800GT or HD3870
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...category=48&description=3870&Ntk=&srchInDesc=

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...tegory=48&description=8800GT&Ntk=&srchInDesc=

    Well worth it, close to the fastest cards power for sub 300 isnt bad

    Best PCIe Card under 500

    8800GTS G92
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...egory=48&description=8800GTS&Ntk=&srchInDesc=

    About 100 more than the 8800GT but brings near Ultra Power

    Best PCIe Card over 500

    8800GT or HD3870 Crossfire, dont wast time with the GTX or Ultra unless you already have one


    Best AGP Card under 50

    Zogis 6800LE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814136022&Tpk=6800Le

    Near 6600GT power for under 50, best buy

    Best AGP Card under 100

    HD2600Pro
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102709&Tpk=2600

    Good baseline for anyone with a 9600 or FX Card

    Best AGP Card under 175

    HD2600XT
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161208

    Best decent upgrade for the aging system

    Best AGP Card over 175

    7900GS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150174&Tpk=7900GS

    With the x1950pro and x1950xt gone and the 7950GT this is your highest AGP upgrade untill the HD3850AGP shows up
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  2. KainXS

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    its really sad that they got rid of the X1950 and 7950 series agp cards, my 7950 was a really fast card, I would have kept it if I had not gone Pcie
  3. candle_86 New Member

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    i couldnt agree more, when an admin reads this, can you sticky, it might help out a lil with the what card should i get for my bugjet ect.
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    If it is to be a sticky, updating like the version Tom's Hardware does should be done. I do enjoy reading theirs as it's got decent explanations to why what cards won in each segment and application (including OC and cooling in some aspects).

    So far it's pretty decent though, but maybe add some links to those cards to show those that don't know what you're talking about, etc.

    :toast:
  5. candle_86 New Member

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    I intend to do month updates and yea let me get links for the cards on the egg.

    Edit links added
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