$200 Video card budget

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The 9600GT is a good deal, the 8800GT is actually slightly faster so if you can find one of those for under $200 it would be worth getting.
 
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You can look at ebay or amazon for this. Im pretty sure you will get the thing under your bugget. Before this I bough one digital camera also around that price.
 
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It'll work.... its a tad faster than the 8800GT... so its good value for $200 or less.
 
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yeah... but the difference in Price is about $50... with the bit slower 9600GT being the cheaper card. Only the 256mb 8800GTs are $150 vs 512mb 9600GT... so its sometimes the case of memory vs performance at that point. But the 512mb 8800GT would be the better card, easily.

Man... remember then the junky 2600/2900 and 8600GT/GTs cards were going for $150~300?! WOW!

The G92 being used on 8800 and 9600/9800s is still somewhat confusing... nvidia was better on the GPU families. At least the $300 9800GTX is on par with the $600 8800Ultra - which have all but dissappeared with all these $200~300 cards knocking it to the ground ;)

And we can USE these new video cards with 450~500watt PSUs - not these 1000watt monsters for 8800Ultras in SLI ;)


PS: The 9600GT card that the poster asked about above, includes the $40 game of Call of Duty 4 and is overclocked to 740mhz (instead of 650mhz). Newegg has it for $10 less.
But some cards are $125~140 such as ASUS with simular overclock.... so when you take into account of the $125 740mhz ASUS with a big fan + $45 for the game = $170. Not bad.
BUT the one I want now... because I've been eyeing the 8800GTS-512 since its almost a 9800GTX, but noticly quieter. I'm willing to go slower for LESS money with this fanless 9600GT at $125:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134040 = I am SOLD Or this one at $25 more (8800GT) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134035
 
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