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Help me decide on a video card please

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
June 7, 2006 12:29:12 AM

I am looking to upgrade but I don't know which PCI-E video card to get. I want one that gives good performance for the price, and I am not looking to spend more than $300usd (cheaper is better). I want to be able to play newer games including Oblivion, FEAR, etc. on 1280x1024 using high or mid-to-high graphics levels, but I also think my CPU may be somewhat of a bottleneck (nothing else in my system will be). Right now I have an Intel Pentium 4 640 at the stock speed of 3.2GHz. I will not be able to upgrade for a while, so if it's going to limit the video card I can use, so be it. The three cards I've been looking at are the eVGA 7600GT, 7900GT KO, or the Sapphire x1800XT. Which of these three should I go for, or is there something else that's a better deal? I appreciate any help I can get.

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June 7, 2006 1:24:28 AM

7900 GT or X1800 XT are the best two in the price range.
June 7, 2006 1:34:54 AM

Oblivion will run better on the X1800XT. But you can't go wrong with either 7900GT or X1800XT.