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post #1 of 48
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Well, Christmas as well as my Birthday are coming up...

And I need a new video card. I am estimating my parents would be willing to spend around $180 for one at the most, and I was wondering what you video card-gurus out there would recommend would be the best I could get without spending much more than that.

Any help is greatly appeciated.

Oh yeah, and links to them would help to, like on newegg or wherever they would be sold. Thanks bunches.

[EDIT] Sorry, I forgot to mention before that I need AGP...
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I got mine for $170, unlocked it to 16/6 and overclocked it to 370/768. I think I got 8,300 for the GPU in AquaMark3
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post #3 of 48
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gamefreak301
I got mine for $170, unlocked it to 16/6 and overclocked it to 370/768. I think I got 8,300 for the GPU in AquaMark3
Ok, I'll look at yours, but I am very new to computer hardware, so I do not know what those numbers mean exactly...

And I may not overclock it, if I do, I won't do it for a while until I read about it more around here.
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post #4 of 48
If you can pitch in some money (about 50 bucks), you could get a x800gto2 and flash it to x850xtpe.
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post #5 of 48
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Ok, I'll have to learn how to flash my card though... lol

I would really appreciate some links to these cards. Because I've seen different types of 6600gt's and stuff like that, because I've noticed those seem to be pretty popular cards for their price. I just checked them out, but I had no idea which one to choose
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post #6 of 48
They're all basiclly the same. Just made by different companys. Same basic card.
Not bad at all...
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post #7 of 48
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Ok, I didn't know if any company was any better about any aspects of the cards than other. (like I said, I'm very new to hardware, but I'm trying to learn)

My friend suggested this 6800:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130202

Would that be a good one?
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post #8 of 48
About that X800GTO2, if that is to much money, and your parents say no you might want to go with a X800GTO, here is the link to it... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102601
The X800GTO has twice the memory of the 6600 (256MBs instead of 128), that would help make it faster, and help load times.
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post #9 of 48
I put the OEM version of the X800GTO if you want it in the box from Sapphire with the packaging and everything it will say -Retail next to it instead of OEM (OEM Newegg or Amazon or whatever wraps it in bubble wrap and put it in a box.)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102602
Here is the link to the Retail version, there is no difference in the specs, it just comes in the Sapphire box.
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