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Upgrading Video Card

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  1. nathan1585

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    ATM i have an ATI Radeon X300se 128mb PCIe vid card and i am sorely in need of an uprgade for playing games like unreal tournament 2004 and half-life 2. I would like to spend around 130-170 dollars on the card, but i dont know which gpu to choose.

    I have looked at:
    GeForce 6600 256mb
    GeForce 6600GT 128mb
    ATI Radeon X700Pro 256mb

    I wonder which gpu would give me the greatest jump in performance ingame. Also what brands would you recommend for my price range? Thanks!
     
  2. Arcadion

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    I have an MSI GeForce 6600GT 128mb card and am extremely happy with it. I haven't had any slowdows in games and am able to enable crap like 4xAA and 4xAF without seeing any slowdown either. It's awesome. :) I don't really know too much about ATI's cards, but I do know that they didn't support any newer tech on their cards (like shader 3.0 support) so I went with nVidia over them. I don't feel like I made a wrong choice. I don't know if the x700 is faster, but right now I don't have any concerns. plays HL2 and UT2K4 great, and that's what you're worried about. ;)
     
  4. Arcadion

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    The 6600GT and X700 perform similarly, I'd go for the 6600GT personally. I would have put one in my machine if the AGP version were compatible with my AGP 2x board.
     
  5. spoon_T_Rex

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    sounds like nathan1585 isn't the only person needing to upgrade something. ;)
     
  6. Jackiefrost9

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    I would go for the 6600gt. I also have the MSI one and it works great.

    On a side note, spoon_T_Rex:
    Did you try all the software that came with the card?
     
  7. Arcadion

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    Hush, you. She's my baby :p

    Mind you, I did get another raise today...
     
  8. spoon_T_Rex

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    haha :D

    edit: oh, I see you're in NZ...parts are expensive over there from what I remember. I used to send parts to a friend over there because of how much it cost him.
     
  9. Arcadion

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    I get my parts wholesale, natch.
     
  10. nathan1585

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    Sounds like the 6600gt is the best choice, so what brands would you recommend?
     
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