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Is this a decent budget card?
    
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Yep. Can play games like counterstrike source at 1280x1024 high settings with 80-100 fps
    
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Is this a decent budget card?
Depends...what games do you play / hope to play?
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Not really meant for heavy gaming. I wouldn't go under a 8600 GT.
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pay a few bucks more for an 8600GT or a 2600Pro/XT
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NO I REPEAT NO.

You will be extremely dissapointed. I have owned one and trust me, for 144 dollars on newegg get a Evga 8800gts.

Cod4+8500gt with mid-low settings barley playable.
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post #7 of 11
No, it's a horrible little card. This is a great budget card.

PALiT NE/9600T+0152 GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261002
$109.99

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the 8500 is more for multi-media, not gaming. if you want a budget card, go for the 8600gt. i have several of these and they work great.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127286
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Yeah the 8600GT (GDDR3, NOT GDDR2) will play most anything you throw at it, even Crysis, as long as you don't expect to throw in full AA/AF and super high settings at super high resolutions. A few games like Prey, HL2, and GTA:SA I play at 1920x1080 (1080p) with mostly high settings and some AA/AF. Others like Crysis, I play at medium at 1280x720 (720p) just fine. Of course, I've volt-modded and heavily overclocked it, too. If you have the money, the 9600GT or 8800GS (9600 is better) is way better than the 8600. But at the very least I would go 8600GT. Get the 256MB version if you go 8600GT though, as with the 128-bit memory bus, the 512MB version is just wasted money.

I wouldn't even waste the money on a 8500GT or lower. I'm in the process of building a rig for my parents, and even though they don't really play games, I'm not going to have them get an 8500, just for the plain fact that you can get a much better card for about the same (or just a little bit more) money.
     
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even a 7600gt would be great for a budget gamer
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