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$100-200 Ideally

Well, it's been awhile since i've upgraded my video card (I have a Sapphire ATI 8500LE, AGP, 250/400, 128MB). I just bought Battlefield 2, and found out I really need to. Normally, i'm diehard ATI, but i've been looking at Nvidia's latest stuff and it doesn't look half bad. So, basically, i'm looking for the best card for $100-200, ATI or Nvidia. I will be using it just about exclusivley for gaming (see Battlefield 2 for screenshots). Now, I don't have PCI express, but if there's a great card that has to have it, my motherboard's getting old and could be replaced too. Thanks in advance guys.

P.S. Motherboard can support AGP 4X/8X and regular PCI. Also, sorry if this has been asked before, I really didn't want to search the whole forum.

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go for the nvidia 6800

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cost 200 bucks at newegg.

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yeah, bf2 is heavy on your gpu

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man you will need an upgrade. bf2 is one of the most demanding pc games on your graphics card and also ram.

(i have the game)

well for ati, at LEAST a 9600 or 9800 PRO.

nvidia, the requirements are steep, ea recomends at least a 5700 or greater so i would go at least a 6600gt or 6800

you might have to upgrade your power supply if you choose the 6800

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130202
thats the 6800

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814121195
6600gt

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102290
9800 pro

those are all great cards.

konny

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X--- Series?

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Looks like I can get a refurb ATI X800 series for around 150-200, how about them? I'd have to upgrade my motherboard, but it kind of could use it anyways.

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yah, they perform well

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pretty much any x800 series video card performs well.

the x800 series is stable btw and runs cooler than the 6800s.

konny

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