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What is the best card for under $200

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January 26, 2006 2:16:33 PM

I have been out of the game for awhile now, so I have no idea.

The last card I have bought was the 9800pro when it was first released. I am building a new system and I want a nice card for under $200.

I was looking at the Diamond Viper Radeon X800 GTO which is for 179.99. I also here the GTO's can be unlock to nearly double the performance. Does anyone know if there would be any complications with this card?

Anyways, please help me out and give me the best bang for the buck card.


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January 26, 2006 2:51:07 PM

In PCI-express:

X800 GTO2 or GTO 16, although they are limited runs.

If you can't find these specific cards, I'd get a 6800 GS over a regular X800 GTO.

The X800 XL is also under $200 now, and perform a bit better than the 6800 GS stock, but don't overclock well.


X800 GTO for sure
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January 27, 2006 12:53:32 AM

I am sorry I didn't clarify this information beforehand.

I am building a complete new system.

Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6V250F0 250GB Serial ATA II
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Processor Socket 939 Retail
Patriot PDC2G3200ELK 2GB Kit DDR400 PC3200

So yes, I want to go PCI-E card ;) .
January 27, 2006 12:58:26 AM

X800 GTO w/ 16 pipelines is nice. :) 
January 27, 2006 2:17:11 AM

I would go with this if you have the balls to steal $10 out of your mother's purse. :twisted:
This one has a rebate if your not the stealing type.

Otherwise the 6800GS isn't a bad choice.

If you are looking for a X800GTO to unlock, you can buy mine. I bought it a while back but have only used it to see if it would unlock. I'm still partial to the 6800GT I still have.
January 27, 2006 2:29:25 AM

all GTO unlock to 16 now (PCIe or AGP?), and GTO2 are under 200