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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by stealthfighter, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. stealthfighter

    stealthfighter New Member

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    For a better video card. I origionally settled for this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814133013
    good & cheap
    Pretty mid-range. I only have AGP8x, no PCI-E...

    I'm looking for the best bang-for-the-buck video card around 120-130
    Willing to go ATi or Nvidia. Other specs:
    300w 10a psu
    P4 prescott 478 2.8gig 1mb l2 533fsb
    2x512mb crucial ballistix ddr400
    one hdd - Maxtor ata133mb/sec 120gb
    one drive - sony dvd 16x burner
    20-pin intel mobo
    5200FX 128MB pos im trying to replace here....

    Cooling is not an issue here... got a fan blowing on gfx card....
    I don't know much about gfx cards and I aske this before, but the best-looking option had multiple users reporting artifacting without even OC'ing or unlocling...
    I DO tend to oc once the warranty runs out, maybe even before.
     
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    look at x800gto's or even x850's cause theyre getting to be really cheap, and an x800 + series card is definatly a lot more bang/buck over a 6600 or even a 6800gs
     
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    A 6800GS is a really good buy, especially in AGP 8X format, since it unlocks if you flash it. Slightly expensive though @ $139.99 after rebate, but worth it IMO. Also, there is an X850 Pro ViVo (which is most likely unlockable) at the same price. Which is better than the GS, since it has a higher chance of unlocking (ViVo) and will get a better performance.

    What is your price limit?

    Also, g12rxz, the X800GTO's are cheap, but only in PCI-e X16. The AGP versions are around $130, and for $9 more, and a high chance of unlocking, an X850 Pro ViVo is well worth it.
     
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    stealthfighter New Member

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    Don't really wanna go over 130...
     
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    A little over but still a good buy if stuck with AGP http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102606 ,
    if you want sm3 in a budget price here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...06790809 1068109604&Submit=ENE&SubCategory=48 , they are not bad despite what some will say. I am not familliar with nvidias solutions to much in AGP form but i would probably go with a x1600 just because it will at least keep an agp board up to date with software for awhile with the newer video gpu. If pure power is your thing then saving for a pci/e board is your best bet.
     
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    I would go w/ the X850 Pro, like I suggested earlier. It's ViVo, so it will unlock.
     

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