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I currently have an 8600 GT 256mb. it's good but i want to buy a better one seeing that this one is starting to get dated. My Motherboard does not support PCI Express 2.0 I was told, so i am looking for a graphics card that is better than mine and is 200$ or less that is not PCI Express 2.0. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 9
2.0 is backwards compatible with older versions, so you can have a PCI-E 2.0 card on an older PCI-E slot. As for a card, a HD3870, 9600GT, or a 8800GT will do nicely for your budget.
Edited by Melcar - 5/13/08 at 3:47pm
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post #3 of 9
For $200 I'd go for an 8800GT or a HD3870. Both are fantastic cards. Let me get some links.

MSI 8800GTS G92

There you go! $194.99 after MIR. Excellent card
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The 3870 is a solid card . Otherwise, if you can find a 8800GTS for less than $200, it will perform better.
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Need to know your processor and PSU. The weak processor isn't able to take full advantage of latest GPU. With that says, 8800GT and 8800GTS 512 is the way to go.
Edited by linskingdom - 5/13/08 at 4:39pm
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The 8800GT would be the best bang for the buck trust me,It handles all the latest games real fine
 
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8800GT becasue they can be found on newegg for $165 or $150 with a $15 MIR
    
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Get the ECS one for $170 after rebate

It doesn't get any better than that
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