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    $150 which video card?

    I have $150 budget for a video card. I am running dual monitors 19" LCD's Viewsonic. I am looking to upgrade my Ti4200. My favorite game is C & C Generals which is slow with large maps and 8 players. What are your recommendations? I heard the Geforce 6600 GT is good.
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    You got it, 6600GT

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    Any particular brand being better than others? I haven't been keeping up with all the issues with the manufacturers. I guess Gainward is no longer in the game.
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    Since you are from the US good choice would be either BFG or eVGA, both are supposedly pretty good.

    My choice would be XFX or Leadtek extreme edition.

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    Thanks, I like the specs on the Leadtek extreme edition.
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    It will not fit into the $ 150.00 budget will it?

    Current Main Rig:
    AMD FX55 @ 2.9 GHz
    2 GB PC 3200 DDR RAM
    ABIT KN8 SLi motherboard
    ATI X1900XT O/C to XTX speeds

    Retired Rig:
    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton @ 2387 MHz. (217*11)
    512MB DDR RAM @ 436 MHz. (PC 3700)
    Abit AN7 motherboard
    BFG GeForce 6800GT OC!

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    You are right, extreme, AGP version, is a bit more expensive.

    newegg offers for 6600GT AGP start at $151 with rebate

    Evga would be my pick.
    It is a 500/1000 6600GT card and has the kind of cooler my XFX 6600 GT had, which was perfect. New model of XFX 6600GT AGP card, on sell at newegg, has HSF which is probably best replaced, so extra costs for after market cooling solution.

    BTW eVGA sells for $184 with $25 rebate, so best case scenario $159
    Last edited by F_A_L_C_O_N; May 31st, 2005 at 01:11 PM.

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    I like the extreme version but I am not sure that a little bit of power is worth another $50. I think I will do a regular 6600 GT Falcon referred to. Thanks for all the input guys.
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    Memory clock 133
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    1 GB Samsung DDR400 2.5-3-3-7 1T
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    Dual fan Aerocool GT-1000 idle 34 C / full 52 C
    Antec 350 Watt X 2
    RAID 0 - 2 * 80 GIG WD 7200 RPM
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