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martint

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Yo whats up peeps.
I'm just wondering, If yall know of any decent video cards under $60 Dollars.
heh..I only play CS 1.6 so its all good.
I was thinking of getting the GeForce FX 5200 from tigerdirect. But doenst hurt to see yall's input in it.

btw, I need a PCI card (hehe no agp slot :lol: )
 
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I would first check out www.newegg.com
That card is about $35 - $40 with 128MB of ram. I have an Asus 5200 in one machine and it has been great. I am not a gamer , probably play Quake III a few times a year.

Good Luck
 
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Other than it is "out of stock" not sure. Also in my previous post, I meant to say "ATI Radeon was getting better reviews than the FX chips". Not thinking while typing.

SeeYa
 
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I used to have a 5200 with a 1.6 ghz Pentium 4 and i got 60 frames per second on CS 1.6, you'll be fine dude :)
 
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cs 1.6 dont need much smelty its if he trys to play any newer games he will need some more power. My old voodoo 2000 gets 60 on cs 1.6.
 

martint

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...so now yall thinking I should go with an ATI card?
..hmm got anything in mind?
I always been an nvidea fan, and i know almost nothing about ATI.
 
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up to you in final martint i use nv cards but my friend got a free ati x800 xt and im impressed with it and i know friends with 9800 cards that love them so all comes down to wat you want.
 

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...see thats the thing. I know almost nothing about ATI, I don't know what cards are fairly decent and what cards just sucks.
I'm asking for a ATI card, under 60 dollars that will prodvide the same gameplay as the nVidea 5200 or 5500.
 

martint

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After searching those websites, the best card I found was the ATI Sapphire Radeon 9250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102533&ATT=14-102-533&CMP=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r

This card looks good and all, but the things that worry me is :
DirectX DirectX 8
OpenGL OpenGL 1.3
The nVidea card(s) I was looking at are directX 9 and OpenGL1.4.
..other than that, these cards have almost identical specs, although this card is a bit more pricier.

Any opions?
Should I go with the
eVga GeForce FX 5500 or this Sapphire 9250.
..btw, the games I am trying to play are Age Of Empires(super low quality) and battelfield 2(heh..that will be a miracle)

thanks for the help guys/gals.
 
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yal i forgot it had to be pci and under 60. I was thinking of somthing alog lines of a 9600 or so.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814108129
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150040
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814140027
sence yoru on a budgit and pci id get one of them 3 cards they got good reviews from people bought them that low profile 5500 looks iffy to me not sure how good it would be im guessing its so cheap cause its a low profile.
 
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