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Is an ati x1550 good for me

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I am wanting to upgrade from my on board Nvidia graphics to a pci-e card but i am not a heavy pc gamer. I saw HIS version of the ATI x1550 card with 512mb ddr2 memory very cheap and was wondering if this is an ok card for playing some never games with ok settings if i wanted to.

I am not wanting to play everything with max setting or that but i'd like to be able to buy some newer games and at least be able to run them ok without any problems.


Thanks in advance.
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Suggesting a 4850 at about 199$ that would be out for sale next week =)

Edit: Just to say: The X1550 can't play mutch of the games at all. It's an old LOW-end card
Edited by Neo83 - 6/17/08 at 11:28am
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Originally Posted by Neo83 View Post
Suggesting a 4850 at about 199$ that would be out for sale next week =)

Edit: Just to say: The X1550 can't play mutch of the games at all. It's an old LOW-end card
I think he's aiming for cheap.....

Get at least a 2600Pro/XT or it wont play anything current or new comfortably. I would recomend a 8600GTS or 9600GSO/GT.
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I would suggest a 3850. They are about $100, and I guarantee you it will hold you over for awhile
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How much are you looking to spend? Any newer game will struggle even on low with an x1550.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161214
Get this and you get a bunch of free games to try it out with
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Well i'm looking to spend anywhere upto about $100 maybe even as far as $150 or about 70GBP in my money.

Cheap is what i am aiming for since i don't heavily game on my PC unlike alot of people i know, A high-end card would be wasted money to me since it wouldn't get used as much as it should.

I mainly use my PC for videos and music but i would nice to be able to play newer or more graphics intense games without having them crawl at crap fps's or look nasty.
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Then 3850 or 3870 is about what youre aming for =)
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3850 or 8800GS
    
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3850
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