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post #1 of 11
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I need help selecting the best budget graphics card 50-90 dollars for a modest gaming machine. Was looking at GPUs FX5500, 6200, FX5700LE and maybe 6600.

Keep in mind best peformance/price ratio means best card.Suggestions requested.
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I would spend the extra few bucks (I think they are around $100) for a 6600. Or a few more than that for GT. (~$150??)
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Thanks for fast reply.

6600's start around 120 and lots of 6600gt's are on rebates and start around 145.

Is a 6600 really worth $75 more than FX5700LE's?

And is a 6600gt really worth $25 more than a 6600?

Is a 6600gt really worth $100 more than a FX5700LE?

A lot of questions, but budget and value will influence this purchase strongly. Keep in mind pci-e isn't an option, agp only.
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post #4 of 11
You tell me

http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/07/...vii/page4.html

But really, you can get 600 at around $100 (check newegg...)

Edit;
You are AGP? Figure on around $120 for AGp 6600...
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post #5 of 11
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Wow, the 6600gt really is all that better, huh.

There's still the problem of agp, though. The most module memory you'll find on an agp 6600gt is 128, whereas you can find 256 for cheap on the 6600 agps. Which is a better choice?
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post #6 of 11
There are some 6600GT with rebates on newegg for like $115. Go for that. 256MB of RAM on a card as slow as a 6600 is totally useless.
    
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post #7 of 11
yeah, go for a 6600GT if you can find a good price on it. whatever you do stay away from the 5 series..
post #8 of 11
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Alrighty, on newegg I'm seeing some cards that look nice at first glance, but quite a few reviewers are showing defective products. Maybe someone could help me pick?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubmit=Property
^ That's a link to a search for video cards with 6600gt gpu on agp4/8. I'm having trouble deciding which is the best option.

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Also, does having pci-e express mean using socket 775 no matter what? Is it worth the switch (from 478) or am I better off waiting (if the best part in my to-be pc is a geforce 6600gt)?
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post #9 of 11
Well... "runs too hot" and "artifacts while gaming - runs too hot" to me just says they don't know how to cool a case

Keep in mind, on "anyone can post whatever they want" you get every dipstick and his mother not know that adding a DVi card (and cable) to their LCD monitor what it used to be VGA requires a change in setting on the LCD as well.. Not to mention playing around with different drivers, et al.

In the list you put up, I would trust MSI, AOpen, Asus, eVGA, PNY, Chaintech, Gigabyte.
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post #10 of 11
Well, If you can afford to make the switch to 775, Then go ahead, Its well worth it.

To be truthfull, All you need to get your system running well is a better CPU and video card.
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