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ok, i have a budget of about $200 and I need a new video card. the one i have now is a pathetic 128 MB card thats barely running. I have some ideas... whcih one should I get??

This one

or this one
    
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post #2 of 13
the 7900
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post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by tUDJ
the 7900

Second that. It's nicely overclockable also. But, what resolutions are you planning on running at? If you need really high res...you will need more RAM.
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post #4 of 13
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It's not going to be used for overclocking (sorry) just a nice gaming card that will last a while. It's for my bro.
    
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post #5 of 13
If you can afford an extra $50 and find one, the 7900GTO is awesome. Anything from the 7900 line is great, but the GTO is by far the best when it comes to price v. performance.
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post #6 of 13
x1950PRO FTW. Gets 120 FPS on CS: Source with all settings maxed. And, I just didn't want to be another nVidia vote.
    
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post #7 of 13
I speak from experience, get the 7900gs or the ati equivilant.
EDIT: from what i have seen i think the match up is like x1950 pro or maybe x1900?
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post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
    
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post #9 of 13
the 6600 is nowhere near the performance of 7900
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post #10 of 13
1) go to www.newegg.com
2) Buy an X1950Pro

best buy is overpriced, but if you have to, get the 7900GS, (the 6600 is like 3 times the price it should be)
 
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