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a friend of mine at overclock.com is looking for a card for his PC and his name is Vegnagun666 and I need to know whats the best video card you can get for under 100 dollars, it would also help if someone was selling one. He is looking for a x1950pro or xt like card, if you have anything like that, could you please PM me or tell me where you can buy good cards for cheap.:toast:
 

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Where are you located? Canada, US? UK?
 
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he is located in the US
 
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its too expensive, vegnagun only has 100 dollars
 
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The 8600gt is pretty nice, friend has it installed on her dell. You can get a cheaper version than the xfx muffin mann listed, but xfx has a double lifetime warranty, and they don't care if you fry it or not.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150185 heres a 7600gt, no dx10, but its pretty much equal to an 8600gt. Mail in rebates suck, I don't even bother with them. Although the 7600 does have one too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102700 If you want DX10, then how bout this. 2600xt... with any of these cards you wont notice a big difference in performance.
 
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thanks alot man, i appreciate it
 

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#10
a friend of mine at overclock.com is looking for a card for his PC and his name is Vegnagun666 and I need to know whats the best video card you can get for under 100 dollars, it would also help if someone was selling one. He is looking for a x1950pro or xt like card, if you have anything like that, could you please PM me or tell me where you can buy good cards for cheap.:toast:
best budget card atm (IMHO):

Mid-range: HD3850 (£100)

High-end: HD3870 (£150)

EDIT: sorry, I really should read ALL of the post before replying lol
 
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Whats your full specs, I say just do a partial upgrade to give you ability to go PCI-e later
 
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I have a pentium 4 2800 mhz, it has hyperthreading i think, ddr2 533mhz ram, a 450 watt power supply, a dvd r drive, and the motherboard i have is a mach speed p4m800 motherboard

the card i have now is a geforce fx 5700 256mb
 

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Ok after looking, I found a Biostar P4M900 motherboard, instead of an AGP slot it has PCI-e x16 slot.

The only other thing worth while that will max out your budget along with that motherboard is an Open Box Asus 256MB 7300GT.

That's is the best I can think of at the moment.

Motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138079

Video card:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121021R

Video card is a downer due to being Open Box though. I say best to save your money a little bit longer and do a full upgrade, cpu/mobo/ram/grfx.
 
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Your board isn't going to get you much of anything. You should just save up for a better upgrade. If you get a better video card, your CPU will bottleneck. If you stick with what you got now, your GPU will bottleneck. Waiting for a more balanced system will be better for you.