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Alright. So heres the deal. My brothers friend wants to be able to run COD4 decently. So I figured I'd help him get some new hardware (as he is currently sporting a 6200SE).

He has $150 to spend on BOTH a power supply and graphics card. He also told me that he wants to be futureproofed. So I picked the PSU out for him and this is what I picked: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...19266(ME).aspx .

This leaves like $86 dollars for a GPU. (He will probably upgrade it later but he wants something that can run COD4 decently right now).

So I'd like to hear your input. I've found a place where I can get an 8600GT for $55 bucks, but that is not final.

I'm wondering what would be best.

2600XT?
8600GT?
7800GT?
7900GS?

Which is the best out of these? Remember prices have to stay below 86 bucks, and I am willing to buy used parts.

Thanks For Any Responses

Slappa


PS: WE ARE IN CANADA.
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i would get a 8600GT
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8600gt but that wont be future proof he needs to save up and get a 9600gt.
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Alright Thanks.
I'm sure he'll be amazed at the performance of the 8600GT over his current card anyways.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Iconoclast View Post
I want to be able to buy the PSU locally. Also we are not willing to really wait for rebates, and the money is too much upfront. So I think we'll stick with the 8600GT anyways. But thanks! will look into those sites in the future.
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He's running a 6200SE? Are you sure he has PCI-e and not AGP?
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You can also check around www.shopbot.ca

The PSU you have there is solid, and the 8600gt would be a great addition!
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If I may, I'd suggest looking for a cheap X1950Pro. I absolutely adored mine and it used to get 5300 or so in 3DMark06. Quite easily the best card I have ever owned. If you do decide to go for a 9600GT you won't be disappointed either.

As for the 8600GT, it really is a bad card for the money. Don't be fooled by its DX10 features for it has not the raw power to use them.
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Originally Posted by NrGx View Post
If I may, I'd suggest looking for a cheap X1950Pro. I absolutely adored mine and it used to get 5300 or so in 3DMark06. Quite easily the best card I have ever owned. If you do decide to go for a 9600GT you won't be disappointed either.

As for the 8600GT, it really is a bad card for the money. Don't be fooled by its DX10 features for it has not the raw power to use them.
I dunno.
I've seen GDDR3 8600GT's for as low as $50

I'd like to see another card try to beat it at that price range
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