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will this card be good?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127176
i want to keep everything in the 100$ range
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No it won't it has DDR memory on get a card with GDDR3 memory Higher bandwidth and faster memory all round
Edit here look at these
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Originally Posted by ELmo1989
No it won't it has DDR memory on get a card with GDDR3 memory Higher bandwidth and faster memory all round
Edit here look at these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ice=&maxPrice=
True, but the card that he posted isn't bad it just can't overclock as far as GDDR3 can. Its a fine card, but right at this time, I think you should get somthing in the $200 range to make sure it lasts you more than 2 - years.

I.E. 7600GT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150145

But if you HAVE to keep it around $100, then get the 6600GT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150133
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102650

problem solved, alot faster than a 6600GT to.
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A better option in my opinion in the sub USD$100 would be..this..at $89.00
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my suggestions...
X800GTO - $124 after rebate.
6800XT - $99 after rebate
refurbed X1600 - $133
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That X1600 pro for $110 is a great price, X800 GTO for $90 is even better. All good cards, but the older X800 128mb is about the same as a 6600 GT, better performance could be had in the same price range.

I'd highly suggest "splurging" or maybe saving, $160 for a PCIe X850 XT.
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You should deffenately throw 10-20 extra bucks towards the x1600Pro (SMS3.0). However, if you can find it in your heart/wallet and want more performance/longlivity go with the X850XT or 7600GT. But if 100 bucks is your tops, go with the x800
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No, I've heard that the 512 MB version is useless, because it actually performs worse than the 256 version, so I've heard.
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