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AnthonyJ

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alright finally got off of vista, been using a friends vid card pci (geforce 5500 256mb) and i now need a vid card, friend needs his. since my board has no onboard, i convinced him to wait a little longer. my board has a 8x agp, no pci-e. i would like a little faster than the 5500, although from what i hear the fact it will be on agp instead of pci it is still faster. so i need some advice. thanks in advance :whistling:. also the newest game ill be playing is "battlefield 2143"
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Best

BFG 7800GS
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814143046

Sapphire Radeon X1950
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102071

Midrange

XFX 7600GS
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150166

Sapphire Radeon X1650
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102073

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do you think i need a vid card that powerful? batlefield only needs a 128mb. im running a friends geforce pci 5500 256mb right now. i have 1gig of ram and 2.3ghz p4
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Yes, you can buy a lesser graphics card. There are 256MB nvidia FX5500 and ATi 9550 cards for around $50. A step up here would be the ATI X1300 series or a Nvidia 6200 at around $60-$90.

My point is the best you can afford will give you the best graphics. Running games is graphics intensive so i always figure on spending more on the graphics cards in a gaming computers. Here the best is always the better deal. There is a WOW factor when you see the difference.

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hmm, seems logical. im selling things on ebay to hopefully get enough for a good card
http://search.ebay.c...assZjynxedagain
so far im up to 50 on ebay, and 60 in the bank
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alright, i got a total of 68 from ebay, 20 in my room, and 60 in the bank. total 148. i dont want to spend all on a card as i need either a better heatsink or better cooled case
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i ended up getting this one http://cgi.ebay.com/...I...p;rd=1&rd=1
has pixel shader 3.0 it doesnt say in the listing but does on the box. the fx5500 i was using was a bfg nvidia geforce fx5500. this ones not bfg, and looks and runs a LOT better :whistling:
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3.0 Shaders didnt come out till the 6 series that card will have 2.0 or 1.0 shaders. The price seems a bit high to me and 5500 will actually struggle with battlefield 2 i had a friend with one and it wasnt a very good game experience with it but it was playable.
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box says 3.0, so does a report from pc wizard 2007
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edit- and i couldnt screenshot both displays before either. just noticed this does lol
had to change it so itd be visable




Alright, the box must be wrong and pc wizard must be wrong. i went on the nvidia site and ran the can your pc run vista thing and under the video it said v2.0

Edited by AnthonyJ, 08 March 2007 - 10:28 AM.

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