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My brother just got on LCD and trying to run the game on LCD res is really hard on his card, drops to 20-30 FPS and frames HARD.
-neo4-f MSI board
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-1gb (well, 512X256X256) of ram.. (seprate issue)
-saphire x600pro 128ddr ram vid card

The system is great, and at low res that vid card did fine, but now at LCD its horrid. that card was only 80 on newegg, now its not sold. Im wondering what to do, there is a good deal on a x700pro at compusa, 256GDDR3 ram. He has a 50 dollar gift card so the card would end up costing him 80. or there are x800pros on newegg for about 150ish. whats the best idea? can the x700pro own on the LCD res?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150118

This is easily the best possible card for $200
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hmm, he doesnt really want to spend money (we are not alike that way lol)

i was thinking about that, but it is a lot more than what he would end up paying for the x700pro, how would the x700pro compare? would it be pointless to upgrade from his current card to the 700?
http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...845&pfp=SEARCH
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That card has clock speeds well over 7800 GT! It has two lifetime warrenties! You can't find that one on Ebay for under 275! That is an unbelieveable deal! GET IT! I am getting one...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150118

This is easily the best possible card for $200
I agree. The 6800GS is the best bang for you buck right now. I think I saw one on sale for $180, but I'n not sure where...just shop around. If you're looking at spending $140 ($60 gift card + $80) do yourself a favor and spend the extra $40-60 on a card that will last a little while. The GS overclocks like crazy with the proper cooling. I've got mine running like a 7800GT if not better with watercooling.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sk88erguy
hmm, he doesnt really want to spend money (we are not alike that way lol)

i was thinking about that, but it is a lot more than what he would end up paying for the x700pro, how would the x700pro compare? would it be pointless to upgrade from his current card to the 700?
http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...845&pfp=SEARCH
That X700pro would be fine, actually better than fine. He would notice a difference.

A X700pro is only just behind the 6600GT in the performance race. It is a good option for him given that price and your constraints.
If he wishes to go up the scale higher the 6600GT would be your best option then.

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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by xie67
If he wishes to go up the scale higher the 6600GT would be your best option then.
You mean the 6800GS right?
    
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post #8 of 13
tisk go for the Connect3d x800 GTO can be unlocked to 16 pipelines easily and overclocked also 256bit 256mb GDDR3 too.. copper heatsink is a plus too
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post #9 of 13
No I mean you could have..this..for US $118.00.
Yes I know it refurbished but it still is a XFX 6000GT 128Mb GDDR3 PCI-e card that will be hard to beat.

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post #10 of 13
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well online it said my compusa was out of stock, but i jsut went down there and they had one left, he decided to buy it, and i have to say he is freaking out. it is SO much better, he was in need of somthing fast because it was unplayable but the 700pro is really nice, maybe somthign would of been better like the 6800gt or whatever but for 80 bucks this thing is awesome! WOW, 140 FPS on average, thanks for the quick help guys.
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