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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2004, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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whats a good video card?

9800 pro?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2004, 10:34 PM
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Yep, make sure and get the 256mb one so you can keep it for awhile

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i have the 9800 SE, for 140$ online, i'd say it is tough to beat.

i REALLY like the 9700 pro, it is a nice card, i wouldnt spend 300 bucks on ANY video card, so the 9800 pro/xt are way outta my league.


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I've had both a 9700 and a 9800. The 9700 was a problem little bastard. Would only work on some motherboards so I scrapped it for the 9800. I liked it but I hate having to use ATi's software for stuff. Here recently I upgraded from the 9800 (well more of a swap not an upgrade) for an nvidia card and I do like their setup a lot more. Seems to be on par with the 9800 as far as graphics go and more user friendly.
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Im a big ATI fan... but since switching to linux.. the ATI drivers aren't very up to par compared to windows. I just ordered an older GeForce Card... I wont to see how it runs under linux if this card works well (considering the age).. ill be turning into an nvidia fan. If not.. I will stick with ATI.
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OK i am the Nvidia man my self i have an fx5950, and it screams, but i also have Ti 4600 that i have sittin around both of them ran BF 1942, CoD, and CS, but i am waitin for HL2

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is the fx 5900 any good?
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i like it just because i got the 256 verison, but its not cheap and if your not going to be playing any of the new Gfx intencive(sp?) game then dont worry bout it

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i got a radeon 9000 pro evil commando 128 meg and it still works like a charm for me (for America's Army online play)
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i play CS, and it over kill a tad on it

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 05:03 PM
 
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I bought a fx 5900 last night at frys for $199. It came with the full version of CoD too. I wont be upgrading for a while.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 11:18 PM
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if you want to save some $$$ but still get a high end card, either 9800xt or nvidia 5900 ,I would go with the 128mb versions...There is not a single game on the market that needs 256mb of video ram, and by the time there are games out that would benefit from the extra memory, the card is going to be out of date and it will be time for an upgrade...Just my $.02

I run a radeon 9700pro now after using nvidia, and I love it. I bought that card off ebay for $180 about two months ago. I had some driver issues at first but after downloading the latest ones it has been great...awesome fps with UT2003 benchmark...

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