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CHEVYMAN_02
09-09-07, 10:05 PM
I am building a new system and want to get a new video card. I don't want to spend over $120 for a new card. What are some good cards for less than $120? New System spec in sig.

Hypnotic trance
09-10-07, 02:40 AM
MSI 8600 GT OC

CaptNKILL
09-10-07, 06:28 AM
Yep, 8600GT is probably your best choice in that price range.

mcolbourn
09-10-07, 06:50 AM
you may be able yto find a cheep X1950PRO if you hunt around for just a bit over $120.

XFX Support
09-11-07, 12:03 PM
I agree the 8600GT would be a good choice or for about $20 more (after mail in rebate) you can get an 8600GTS.

ragejg
09-11-07, 10:37 PM
Umm, I'm gonna throw a vote in for a 7900GS... :D

FastRedPonyCar
09-12-07, 11:44 AM
how does the 7600GT compare to the 8600GTS?

winton
09-12-07, 12:15 PM
you may be able yto find a cheep X1950PRO if you hunt around for just a bit over $120.

I would say a x1950pro also what OS are you going to use?

Nevermind I saw the sig. Yea, I'd go with a cheap x1950pro.

CHEVYMAN_02
09-12-07, 02:43 PM
I am looking at 7900GS like ragejg said. Not sure though

Quick420
09-12-07, 02:58 PM
7950gt might work as well.There are quite a few on flea-bay right now.Agp as well as Pci-e

http://cgi.ebay.com/BFG-Geforce-7950-GT-OC-512MB-PCI-7950GT_W0QQitemZ280152037569QQihZ018QQcategoryZ401 61QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Hurry up!!

CHEVYMAN_02
09-13-07, 09:04 AM
Originally Posted byXaxly24
7950gt might work as well.There are quite a few on flea-bay right now.Agp as well as Pci-e

http://cgi.ebay.com/BFG-Geforce-7950...QQcmdZViewItem

Hurry up!!

I don't trust people on Flea-Bay

Crow_Nest
09-14-07, 01:30 AM
8600GT ftw

Wester547
09-14-07, 01:52 AM
I would consciously go for a GeForce 7900 GS or Radeon X1950 Pro if you're on a stringently tight budget. The 8600 GT and GTS card suffer too much of a performance hit with FSAA enabled and at higher resolutions due to the 128-bits wide memory interfaces, which devolves into lack of memory bandwidth and fill rate (though from what I've seen the GTS is noticeably faster, though not a greatly tremendous gap... between 20%-above 40% faster), and suffer from too many of the issues the 8xxx series suffer from (older games would be affected, not sure if that's pertinent to you or not). Unless you're bent on Vista and DirectX 10 / SM4.0, I'd advocate a less-evolved last-gen DX9 card, such as the aforementioned for the price range (you won't be getting FP16 HDR + AA with the former, and won't be able to run one of the 3DMark06 shader tests, Shader Particles IIRC? With the latter. I think due to no vertex texture fetching support, which is the fetch4 operation I believe.... though RVB2 may fix around that).

CHEVYMAN_02
09-14-07, 01:19 PM
I really don't play game with FSAA on the highest setting. So i don't care much for that.

ragejg
09-14-07, 01:27 PM
Chevyman, it just feels better to have a 256-bit memory interface equipped card... Plus, the 86xx series cannot at all use any of its DX10 features...

You'll probably be able to find a 7900 for cheaper than an 8600GT anyways. Heck, maybe even a 7800 series!!! Or a 6800U! :D

Good luck. I'll be looking in the same price category as you in the next couple months. I'm still limping along with an FX 5700.

It still plays call of Duty, Fable, and LOTR:ROTK just fine @ 1280x960...

Wester547
09-14-07, 09:35 PM
Plus, the 86xx series cannot at all use any of its DX10 features...Well, the 86xx series can. Just not at pleasant frame-rates. Drop down to the 8500 GT and it's even more inane. For those bent on SM4.0, go for a GeForce 8800 GTS or something tantamount (at $300, the 320MB variant is not a questionable deal by most stretches). Otherwise, it feels pretty fruitless to plug at anything else at view (considering you're on a budget, last I heard). Hence why I admonish the older-generation cards on the fly that aren't as' evolved' in features (but in pure speed are faster, looking at lighter sentiments).