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Should my friend buy this 9800 (256) for 50 bucks?

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My friend has an older pc, and it can't physically run C&C3 so he needs something that can at least run it. I see a 9800 (256) on Craigs for 50 bucks. Should I pick it up?
    
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Sure, the 9800Pro was a powerhouse and should run alot of stuff out there.

However if you can find an GeForce 6600GT for the same price, go with that.
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If he is still on AGP its a good buy. Should give his system some more umph and allow it to play C&C3 as long as the rest of it is up to task.
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Sure, the 9800Pro was a powerhouse and should run alot of stuff out there.

However if you can find an GeForce 6600GT for the same price, go with that.
Well I am not sure if it is the PRO, does it make a huge difference? What were the speed differences?
    
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If he is still on AGP its a good buy. Should give his system some more umph and allow it to play C&C3 as long as the rest of it is up to task.
Yeah the rest is alright, he has a P4 @ 2.2 and 1GB of RAM so I think he is ok.
    
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Well as long as it's not the SE, the SE was absolute trash, but the 9800Pro and XT are great cards
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Well as long as it's not the SE, the SE was absolute trash, but the 9800Pro and XT are great cards
Hmm the classified does not specify,
    
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XT is the best but pro is great.

P.S> that card is CRAP in Opengl but amazing at dx!

I KNOW I HAVE A 9600.

That card is better then you think
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Hmm alright guys, thanks!!! I emailed the guy asking which 9800 it is and I shall most likely tell my friend to get it. Thanks for the help in clarifying a few things! Rep for you nice people!
    
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Ugh! It IS the SE! Should he still get it?
    
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