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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2005, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Vid card idiot

All,
I'm going to start some research, but wanted input from this group. I currently have a Radeon 9800 NP 128 from about 2-3 years ago. I'd like to upgrade for 200 or less. Any recommendations?

My mobo is 800 fsb, and has an 8x agp slot. No PCI-E, or any of the recent options. It is what comes stock in a Dell Dimension 8300. I am NOT brand specific when it comes to Nvidia or ATI. I go for what is best at the time, since they both make remarkable products...when they want to.

Input is appreciated.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2005, 11:44 AM
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for about 200 dollars you can get a 6600GT which a great Card.
Just ask AbecX and WhiteLightning they have one

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2005, 12:18 PM
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Best card under $200 is the 6600GT or the 6800 ( faster pipes for smoother graphics, but cant handle the graphic output of the GT ). ATI has a x700 or x800 I think, but the benchmarks all favor the GT heavily. Great card, great price ( got mine for $169 shipped PCI Express version ).

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you still have a top notch card imo. i think your money could be better spent elsewhere, but if you want the vid card id go with the 6600gt
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6800 here with the pipes opened and the extra shaders plays WoW with full every thing no lag.... If your having problems with wow thou, get more memory.
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i own both a 6800 oc (non gt) and a 6600gt. if you dont get the 6800gt, get the 6600gt.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-20-2005, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all, thanks for the pointers. It seems Nvidia is doing well at the moment. I'll have to compare benchmarks and stuff. However, the 6600/6800 seem like good choice and I saw 256 options...which is a plus. My card is good, but if I recall right...the clock/memory speeds on those two cards are way fast compared to what I currently have.

Anyway, I appreciate the help. I had no idea where to really start...since I've been out of the mix for awhile now.

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