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sivitri
06-05-08, 05:37 PM
Hey guys I'm hoping you can recommend to me the best graphics card I can buy for less than 200 dollars so that I can purchase 2 for running SLI mode. The main reason I'm upgrading my computer is for running Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. I want quality visuals and smooth play that will make the game enjoyable. So if anyone knows a quality graphics card that fits my budget I would appreciate the advice.

Yaboze
06-05-08, 05:48 PM
IMHO, 9600 GT or if you can find a 8800 GT for that low.

ATOJAR
06-05-08, 06:21 PM
I play AoC with the card in my sig just fine, i play at 1600 x 1200 with x8 AA & all the sliders around half way with only the character shadows enabled, looks great and runs really smooth! 50 - 70 fps.

methimpikehoses
06-05-08, 06:23 PM
8800GT 512

XDanger
06-05-08, 06:59 PM
SLI mode./ main reason smooth play that will make the game enjoyable
:headexplode:

I have no idea how it runs in sli but simply don't do it.

Buying 2 sub $200 cards would be plain wrong right now.

Get some more money and wait a while for the gtx260

Blacklash
06-06-08, 12:18 PM
If I were spending my own money and buying today, I'd grab the below 8800GTS 512Mb for 160usd with rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134037&Tpk=ecs%2b8800GTS

The above card will run AoC fine.

Madpistol
06-06-08, 03:25 PM
If I were spending my own money and buying today, I'd grab the below 8800GTS 512Mb for 160usd with rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134037&Tpk=ecs%2b8800GTS

The above card will run AoC fine.

That's a nice price for an 8800 GTS 512.

SLippe
06-07-08, 08:58 AM
Either that GTS above or this GT;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127329

XDanger
06-08-08, 06:11 AM
Either that GTS above or this GT;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127329

Is that the one with the naked ram?

3DBrad
06-09-08, 12:25 AM
8800gt cards can be found for $120 on Newegg! :)

SLippe
06-09-08, 01:09 AM
Is that the one with the naked ram?

By naked you mean not covered with a heatsink? Then, yes. I have this card and have no problems with it what so ever. I don't have mine overclocked any further than the factory overclock and I have the fan set to 100% via Rivatuner.