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Upgrade Video Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Audioman1, Nov 4, 2004.

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  1. Audioman1

    Audioman1 Thread Starter

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    I'd like to upgrade my Card to something under $200.00 And wanted to Know what the best bang for the bucks would be? My warrente ends in 2 weeks So i guess it will be ok... Thanks For any Ideas... And do I have to buy a Gigabyte Video Card to go with my board?

    ABS Awesome 3300
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    AMD Athlon XP 2600+/333 FSB 512K Barton
    Koolance EXOS-AL Liquid Cooling System
    Koolance CPU-300-H06 CPU Cooler
    Gigabyte GA-7NNXP nForce2 Ultra400 Dual Channel DDR (Motherboard)
    Albatron GeForce FX 5200 128MB DDR DVI/TV-out (Video Card)
    2 Geil 512MB PC-3200 DDR-400 184-Pin
    1 Geil 256MB PC-3200 DDR-400 184-pin
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    1 - Samsung 160GB HD Serial ATA-150, 7,200 RPM, 8MB
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    - Leadtek "EXPERT" PCI TV/FM Tuner Card with Remote
    - Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 24-bit Plat. &
    Logitech Z-640 5.1 Surround Speaker System
     
  2. Fishmonger12

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    hrm...

    well first off you don't have to get a gigabyte card.



    my recommendation for a card, in that price range...

    a little over your price:

    9800 Pro 128 meg version:

    runs around 225$, damn good card

    9800 Pro 256 meg version:

    a little more expensive at ~265$. the card i am running right now. runs pretty much anything you throw at it at high detail. doesn't handle anti-aliasing as well as i would like it to.

    A little under your price:

    any nvidia fx5900xt card.

    when it comes to brands for those, you will have to do your own research.
     
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