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I'm looking to buy a new video card. It has to be AGP, as I don't feel like buying a new motherboard, etc etc etc. My price range is anywhere to around $350. I'm looking for whatever card I can get the best performance from that price range. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Go with a geforce 6800GT ($280-ish I believe) unless you wanna go with a little higher end Radeon card, which I'm not familiar with.
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You can get a 6800GT for around that price. The ultra, however, is still > $400.
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Think again about it pal... Better switch to PCI-E
    
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I can't really find any of these video cards online, to where i normally shop. ( newegg.com/tigerdirect.com/zipzoomfly.com ) They mainly only have the PCI-E cards. I've always been a fan of ATi, so I'm not that familar with the resellers of nvidia cards. What's the best, and could someone direct me to a site with a good reputation, to purchase one from? I currently just want the best card I can get for my money. I don't really care if its nVidia or ATi.

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Think again about it pal... Better switch to PCI-E
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post #6 of 16
I'd suggest getting a Pci-Express motherboard for about 120 dollars.and then getting an Evga 6800GS from www.newegg.com .Plus you'll still be within your price range.
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Oh yeah.. like the other guys suggested, If I were you I'd get a PCI-E board since you won't have to upgrade your processor, and you can still stay relatively close to your price range.
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I'm lazy. I don't know why, but I just don't feel like taking apart my entire computer, and putting it back. I buy a new computer, at least once every 9 months or so. This computer with the video card I'm buying within 9 months, it'll be farther down my table of computers, and I'll have a new PC built, with PCI-E.


Anyway, I just found an X850PRO for $289.99. How would that compare with a 6800Ultra, or GT?
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It would be slower unless you can unlock it to an X850XT.
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