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  1. #1
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    Video card recommendation?

    Recently acquired parts for new compy:

    Chaintech Zenith series mobo
    - nVidia Force 2 chipset
    - 4x/8x AGP
    AMD Athlon 2600
    40G Maxtor 7200
    512MB DDR
    ATI AIW PCI

    I also added my Win 98SE, 30G Maxtor and SB Live PCI

    My video card is a bit outdated for my new system. I'm looking to spend ~$50 - $75 for an AGP card that will run well with my system for gaming. GeForce 3 doesn't sound too bad but I don't know anything about newer PC components (I was stuck on a PII before the new PC!) No problems with my PCI vid card, but can't do any of the newer games with it. Throw some suggestions!

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    Radeon 9550 might fit in that budget, but avoid the SE version with only a 64 bit memory bus. Look for the 128 bit version like this GigaByte GV-R955128D for $68.49 shipped:

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...125-141&depa=1

    Or this ASUS A9550/TD/128 for $71.49 shipped here:

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...121-512&depa=1
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    eather an 8550 as stated above or if you can afford it a 9600PRO
    Gigabyte Z87M-D3H l Pentium DC 3.2GHz l 16GB Ram l 64GB OCZ SSD l Radeon 7750 OC Edition l Windows 7 Ultimate X64
    Dell OptiPlex 745 l Intel C2D E6600 2.4GHz l 4GB Ram l 64GB OCZ SSD l Windows 7 Ultimate X64
    Lenovo ThinkPad T61 l C2D T7700 2.4GHz l 8GB Ram l 60GB Kingston SSD l Windows 7 Ultimate X64

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    Wait 2 few months save a little more and get an Nvidia 6600GT AGP.

    Best card for the money right now IMO.
    Nforce 2 Mobo-oem stock
    Athlon Xp3000-Stock
    768 mgs PC2100 @ 2.5/3/3
    Radeon 9700 PRO/365/342
    Western Digital 8mg cache ATA-133/160G/7200 HD
    Win XP Home SP1
    19" KDS "Extreme Flat"

    Laptop
    Athlon 64 3200+
    512mg Ram
    Mobile Radeon 9600
    80G Hard Drive


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    A 6600AGP will maybe get below $200 in a couple of months. That is no where near the $50-75 budget he stated.
    AMD Phenom II x4 945 3Ghz | ASUS M4A77TD | 2X WD 1TB SATA 2 hard drive | 2x2GB Corsair XMS3 | nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS | ATI TV Wonder Theater Pro 550 | Antec P-160 case | Antec 650w Earth Watts | LG Blu-ray Super Drive | LG DVD RW | Windows 7 Pro

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