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I'm currently in the hunt for a new video card for my computer. Right now I'm running an Sapphire X700 256MB. I'm not brand bias, so whatever is better I'll get it. My price range is about $150, but I'm willing to go a few dollars over to get the better deal. I'm also interested in an after market cooler for the new video, and my price range for the after market cooler is about $20-$30. Any suggestions would be greatly appericated.

BTW: I was thinking about getting this video card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150133

And this after market cooler:
[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118116[url]

Are my choices in Video card and after market cooler okay? Or are they not wise...
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post #2 of 61
pretty good cooler actually i like it a lot..

also go with the 6800 series those are all great cards look at this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130263

or this card will blow that card away and the one you mentioned GREAT CARD!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102688

and for 32$ you can get a great cooler look at this one the accelero is niceeeeee:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186001
    
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That card is a great little card,maybe have a look into the 6800's and x850xt's as well, much more power butlacks sm 3.0. the link for the cooler doesnt work, so im just gonna say if its the vf-900,vf-700, or any of the arctic cooler's its a perfect choice.


EDIT: ^suthernkid said it all!
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this is the link to the cooler he was talking about pbasil and its not that bad either ,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118116
    
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Also i personally reccomend you get the x850xt over that 6800 but this card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130283

is the one you should get if you can spend a little more this card will beat my 6800gs so youll be very happy with it..very good bang for the buck
    
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Oh yes, i totally forgot about the 7 seris in agp...lol Get the 7600, it owns all other AGP cards, except the 7800gs.
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yeup gotta love those 7 series cards
    
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I think though I'll go with the 6800 because it fits my budget better...and I'll get that Arctic Cooling Accelero after market heat sink

Thanks for the suggestions suthernkid
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no problem good luck with it..and you should post how well you do with it when you get it ill be happy to hear about your success
    
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I think though I'll go with the 6800 because it fits my budget better...and I'll get that Arctic Cooling Accelero after market heat sink

Thanks for the suggestions suthernkid
That cooler was designed for BTX cases and can cause problems in an ATX case if you have a side case fan. (door won't close) I've seen performance figures of the Accelero versus their previous models and there was no improvement. Get one of the NV Silencers that fits the card you buy.
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