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Flojo

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I just got finished building a new computer for the first time and everything works well except for the fact that i have pcie slots and i being very stupid bought an agp video card. My question is what video card would you recommend getting? I am going to do some gaming like counter strike source, tom clancys rainbow six 3, splinter cell, need for speed underground2, half life 2, halo, battlefield 2 and other games as such. I just want to be able to play them without lag. That is my only concern. THat being said is there a specific card anyone would recommend for this type of gameplay. any advice appreciated!
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My system specs are as follows
asus a8n sli deluxe mobo
2 gigs corsair xms ram
amd 64 3500+ venice core processor
40gb sata hd
250 sata hd
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RogueComGeek

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i would say from the Nvidia geforce 6600gt-6800-7800 depending on how big your wollad
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considering your MOBO is SLi ready, go Nvidia definitely... and like RogueComGeek said... Depending upon how big your wallet is, is what you should get. I had a low budget.. and I got a 6600 GT pci-e and I run CS:S, BF2, Halo, HL2, Star Wars Battlefront, and a bunch of other games.. all on high(except for BF2.. that's at med-high graphics.. still looks amazing) 1024x768 with no lag.
but ifyou have the money, plan for the future and get a 6800gt or even the new 7800s...mmm.. haha.

Edited by killingalchemy, 06 August 2005 - 05:36 AM.

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warriorscot

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If you are on a budget get a x800 same price as a 6600GT(here at least) and plays bf2 on highest settings. Unless you do sli now with a pair of 6800GTs i wouldnt reccomend trying it down the line.

Edited by warriorscot, 06 August 2005 - 05:39 AM.

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i know for sure that my x600xt can support those games..i have a tried counter-strike and doom3.
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hardocp- shader 2.0/3.0
kinda intersting article about what shaders are about and the current status of the market using shaders
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The article was old, was talking about atis next gen as in the r4xxx cores.
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I just bought an eVGA 256-P2-N376-AX Geforce 6800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card off of newegg. Thanks for all of your input and help, I greatly appreciate it!! Will let you know how everything turns out.
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