Whats the best V/card for $200

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by lancer, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    Ok just gave my old v/card away, so i need to buy a new one, i've set a budget of $200 but i could go another $50 if need be.

    It's for games. I'm an Nvidia lover myself but would go with ATI.

    Any advice would be appreciated
     
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I am not sure of US prices, but surely a 9600XT or 9800 pro (hard to tell difference these days) is going to be where you are at.... Your budget sort of falls short of the next generation cards - so you just want to take advantage of the good prices on the last generation ones now, no?
     
  3. chastity

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    yep looks like the last generation is your best bet for the price. At Fry's Elelctronics website I can get a BFG Asylum 256MB OC (overclocked)Video Card with nVidia's GeForce FX 5700le Chip For $160
    http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4054622
    though I did find a GeForce 6 6800 series card on fry's website for $250

    or you can go to places like newegg.com pricewatch.com
     
  4. lancer

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    do any cards for $250 or less have DDR2 or 3 on them?
     
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    The odds are fairly small if any do as the price point for DDR2 and 3 is still high and it seems to be in short supply
     
  6. lancer

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    thanks for the help, i think i'm going to get a 6800.