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On stuck between these...<br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814103162" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103162</a><br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125032" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125032</a><br />
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Edit: Remember <b><u>BUDGET</u></b> A LOW PRICE IS VERY IMPORTANT
 

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I used to have the FX5500 and it run Far cry on medium/high settings @ 1024x768 <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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It may be cheap but it can own the old games and it isperfect for a MAJOR BUDGET.<br />
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Now the 9550 - Its a good card aswell but the FX5500 Gets my vote as I have had personal expirence with it <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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In terms of game playing ability the 9550 is much more powerful stock than the FX5500 and most can overclock to over 400mhz on the core with stock cooling. So I say definately get the 9550.
 
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I recently switched to nVidia again, used to have a FX5200 Ultra, then I got the x700, and now what I currently have. My friend has the 9550 AIW, I think thats it...or the 9250, and he can run games like URU and stuff on high seettings, as well as it rendering his 3D videos fairly well. I didnt care too much for the FX5200 as it produced a lot of heat, and stuttered. I'd say go for the 9550. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 
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if i was you.. wait til after xmas for DX10 cards to come out.. hopefully there will be something affordible ie..200-250 bucks..<br />
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im building a new rig bout Xmas time and i plan on just getting everything but the video card, waiting to get a DX10 card and vista...
 

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I'm guessing these will be fine for playing (and decoding) 1080p videos?
 

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yeah they should be <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 

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The 9550 gets my vote. <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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I have no clue how much they'll help 1080p videos. If your CPU is a strong enough brute, you don't even need a videocard to help with it. There's a 100% CPU only codec that massacres hardware-accelerated video decoding in almost every situation. <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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However, that costs money. I'd say you could decode 720p for sure. No clue on 1080p.
 
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Edit: ok thanks guys
 

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Youre welcome <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I would take a look at the:<br />
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9600 Pro: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102410" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102410</a><br />
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6200: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143038" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143038</a>
 
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