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Thread Starter 
Im wanting to buy a graphic card that will give me very good fps with any game out, but im not wanting to spend 500 for a gts right now. Can someone help me get the best 'budget' card for under 300?

My setup is:
Opty 165 (2.8 and rising)
2gig mushkin
600w Ultra

Give me some tips, I want to be able to play whatever is out now, and make it last till dx10 is fully in video games!
post #2 of 14
SAPPHIRE Radeon X1950XT 256MB $270
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067
    
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I was thinking of a BFG 7950gt because of the 512mb, would this ati be better?
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It would be much better
    
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post #5 of 14
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Even though it doesnt have 512mb?
post #6 of 14
Yup, the 512mb will only help if you play at really high resolutions
    
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post #7 of 14
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Well, I do plan on getting a nice LCD soon, I figure if the 7950gt is better I would go with that, but if your telling me this card will out perform the 7950gt then im gonna go with that.
post #8 of 14
A x1950xt is better !
    
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I'm gonna side with everyone else, the X1950XT is better.
    
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or.. if u dont want to spend that much go with the 1950 pro
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