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What type of Video card should i get?


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I am wanting to build a decent gaming computer on a tight budget, what are some good decent priced brands of video cards that i can look into? Also, if i end up with a motherboard that has video chipset, will i be able to add the video card as well?
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You want to get a seperate video card, the integrated cards just don't have the neccesary power to run games.

ATI is probably the best at the moment price wise with the exception of the 8800GT its a really good card for not allot of money but if you are spending a little more or a little less than the 8800GT price range then its an ATI question. If you look in our games forum there is a link to the toms hardware video cards of the month article for September check it out should help allot.

In a low end system the video card will probably be the single most expensive component.
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thanks for the help, i'll take a look those video cards
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yeah ati is cheap and performs well, am there this article nvidia vs. ati

crysis benchmark fps

high/medium setting

Nvidia Geforce gtx280 ~ 45/84 - $554 AU
Nvidia Geforce gtx260 ~ 39/73 - $366 AU
Nvidia 9800gtx ~ 36/71 - $140 AU
ATI radeon hd4870 ~ 39/63 - $349 AU
ATI radeon hd4850 ~ 32/63 - $229 AU
Nvidia 9600GT ~ 24/56 - $280 AU
8800GT - $300 AU

the ATI radeon HD4850 is a good valued card with 800 stream processors for only $229
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