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Budget Gaming PC: Video Card Suggestion


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nobullmouth

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I am building a budget gaming PC in hope to run a flawless game of Age of Conan when it comes out. One of the things I am worried about with the config below is the onboard video card. With the Phenom processor and a cheaper motherboard what kind of videocard <$200 would you suggest?


Game Requirements:

Minimum Specifications:

OS: Windows Vista/XP
Processor: 3GHz Pentium IV
RAM: 1GB RAM
Video Card: Shader Model 2.0 and 128MB RAM: NVIDIA GeForce 5800 or ATI 9800

Recommended Specifications:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz (E6600) or better
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7950GX2 or better
RAM: 2GB or more







Here is the systm I built:
AMD Phenom Quad Core 9500 PC Windows PC
ASRock ALiveNF7G S.AM2 GeF7050 HD MBoard
AMD Phenom Quad Core 9500 2.2Ghz 4MB CPU
QUAD CORE CERTIFIED ULTRA HIGH-SPEED FAN
2GB PC2 6400 800Mhz DDR2 Kit 2x1GB Chips
160GB SATA 7200RPM INTERNAL HARD DRIVE
On-Board nVidia GeForce 6100 256MB Shared Video Card Adapter
DVD±RW DVD Burner / DVD Reader Drive IDE
Realtek ALC662 6-Channel HD Sound Card Adapter
Broadcom AC131 10/100 Ethernet Card Adapter (LAN)
ATX Black MidTower Case W/ 400Watt PS
MICROSOFT WINDOWS VISTA HOME BASIC
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Neeley ATC

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Hello,

I think that the 9600GT from NVidia would be a great choice for you. It has recieved great reviews and looks to be awsome for the price. Also it has received better benchmark scores than the NVidia 8800GTS which in turn has a better benchmark score of the recomended card for this game.

I found one HERE for $157 after mail in rebate and cost of shipping. It also has lower energy use than cards with simular preformance, which will save you even more money in the long run.

Also if you go HERE you will find a good article on budget video cards, so you can make an even more informed decision.

I hope this helps.

~Todd
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For a midrange to high end video card that 400w PSU is not going to cut it. The fact that it came with your case means that it is of low quality 9/10 times.

Edited by Titan8990, 16 March 2008 - 07:53 PM.

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