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post #1 of 25
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Hi, I am going to build a new system soon, and I need recommendations for a GPU. I want to stay under $200, maybe under $150 if there are any good cards in that price range. The only games I play are older ones like Oblivion, LOTR:BFME 2, KOTOR, and then games like Bioshock, COD4, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R

Thanks!
post #2 of 25
sounds like a HD4850 to me
post #3 of 25
Probably better off getting an ATI.

Maybe a XFX GeForce 8800 GT Extreme. Maybe someone will know something better.
    
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Well the 3870 are cheap now and if you can afford it go for a 48*0 card
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post #5 of 25
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I had a bad experience with ATI over my old HD 2900XT... I think I'm going Nvidia from now on.

Thanks for the reccomendations though, reps for those who posted.

I'll be playing at 1280x1024... what will be better, a 9600gt or 8800gt?
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I would stick with NVIDIA too. Just stay looking at the 512MB model
    
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4850...

but if u really want to stay nvidia 8800gt 512
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post #8 of 25
Well - If Mail In Rebates are OK with you..the 9800GTX is like $150-$175 after MIR ($200-$229 before rebate). I just picked one up and I am pretty impressed with it.

If you don;t already have a card, I'd say it's the best bang for your buck...

If you already have 8800GT's or GTS's - especially in SLI - I wouldn't even bother upgrading though.
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post #9 of 25
With the resolutions your playing at, you likely wont need a top end card, and your price range should grant you what you need.
Even with less spendy cards, I do urge you to stick with Nvida, you can't go wrong with them.
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post #10 of 25
I would go with the 4850. If you really hate ATI (which you shouldn't because their cards are great) go with the 8800GTS 512.
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