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What's the best "available" (Not obscure like an 8600GT PCI) PCI card?

I wanna get one as a backup card

EDIT:Oh yeah, and it has to be from a Canadian shop
Edited by sLowEnd - 6/5/08 at 4:08pm
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If i was you i find the 8500GT or wait for the new 8400, 8600 PCI cards.

I have 2 GPU in mind tho:

The 3DFuzion FX5500 is pretty much one of the best GPU for PCI. I never had any problems with, just amazing and it plays games perfectly, for the ones which i can play anyway. And video is clear

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...DFUZION%2b5500

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http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...657&CatId=1603

I always trust diamond. Infact for my next computer, i am buying a diamond card to start out first.
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For backup you can just pick up the cheapest one around since im guessing you will not be gaming on it....
    
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100 dollars for a PCI card is crazy, but if he is not gaming on it, well just buy the cheap Diamond Version ATI Radeon 700032MB. And make sure you use the Diamond Stealth 4.3 drivers and you are set to go. That was a very good perfect card when i was using it back in 2004.
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I'm not looking for something worse than my integrated

I REALLY despise my integrated and don't want to use it (It sucks RAM, it's slow..etc)
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What type of integrated setup do you have, because this is mind:



When i was using the Diamond Radeon 700032MB, it worked great. Just make sure you use their drivers tho, and nothing else. But for PCI there is a limit of cards, if you really want something good, just buy the FX5500. or you could use the card i suggested above, the 2400 Diamond Version.
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SiS 661GX

Terrible thing. I think it only supports up to DX7 too

I think I'll look into a FX5500
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Or you could buy this:

http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/...tionId=2152445
XFX GeForce 6200 512MB DDR2 PCI

Its has 512 Video Memory on it. I would of bought this instead of the BFG, but that card doesn't have a fan
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