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What Video Card Should I Buy? - Help


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PuffGussy36

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I would like a new video card.

The only game I really play is Guild Wars but I have seen the game run at a better frame rate than my current card can muster. Iím on a budget. I need to buy a laptop for my wife. I canít afford to buy both a new PC and a laptop any time soon. I certainly canít spend $800 on the top of the line NVIDIA card nor do believe that is really an option to me based on the age of my system.

I went to New Eggs site to look at cards. I was overwhelmed. In the $100 -$200 range, there seemed to be a slew of cards that all averaged 5 egg ratings from sever hundred reviewers.

Then there is the age of my system as I mentioned above. Most of my tech is circa 2001. I have an Intel D845HV motherboard that only supports 4X AGP cards. I was hoping to get a card that at least had PCIe but I think that is dependent on the motherboards ability to support.

Is there still a good card out there for me? Would it just make more financial sense to wait and buy a whole new up-to-date PC that will support current cards sporting the latest gaming chips? Should I just wait and get a Vista machine with DX10 and one of the newer cards that utilizes it?

Understand, my current ATI Radeon 9550 works well enough. Iíve been playing Guild Wars for over a year with more issues with Verizon DSL than with my system. Iím NOT a hardcore gamer. Iím a married guy who works full time with a baby on the way. Itís just been 6 years since Iíve updated my tech and a video card seemed like something that would generate a pleasant change.

Very open to and thankful for any advice. :whistling:

Edited by PuffGussy36, 02 July 2007 - 11:09 AM.

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I recommend either this one: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150174 for $150 which my actually be a bit more than you need or this one: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814103017.
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I had actually looked at the card in the first link. That seems like the way for me to go. Thanks for your suggestion. :whistling:
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Glad I could help.
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