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Video card suggestion for fallout 3 on an athlon 64 4000+ setup?

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I am building an athlon 64 single core setup to play older games on.

Namely simcity 4, which runs on almost anything above a geforce 4,
but I'd also like to be able to play fallout 3 at 1920x1200.

Any suggestions? Board is pci-e.

Has to be nvidia, many of the games (like simcity 4) have graphics glitches on ati.


Cheaper the better so suggest away!

Fallout3 has a bug and two core support was patched out, and sli doesn't work as well.
It runs best on xp / single core / one gpu. Why all the trouble? Fallout 3 is very moddable on
pc, I plan to play this game for years to come.
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A geforce 9500 could be had for about $55 USD refurbished on Newegg.com - and would max out Fallout 3 at that resolution with 40-50 FPS average (I think the CPU will be the bottleneck honestly)

Refurb 9500:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130644

Benchmarks:
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/fallout_3_mainstream_gpu_performance/page3.asp

I would definitely recommend a 1gb card because of the high resolution you're going to be running.

If you want something cheaper, a used card might be the way to go - not sure what the marketplace has available but check it out.
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