Temporary graphics card for new build(The DX10 problem)

Ok I'm sure I'm not the first to ask this. I'm putting together a new build this summer based on Intel's Conroe. My old card is an X800XL AGP in my old system. I need a PCIe card to stand in until the DX10 cards are out. It doesn't have to be a killer card, but I would like to see a little improvement in Battlefield 2 over the X800XL, or at least the same performance. I really don't want to spend much more than 200-250 bucks on a temporary card. My mobo will probably have ATI crossfire.

Any suggestions?
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  1. X1800XT fits that price range. Perfect card for a new build at this time.
  2. Yep, X1800XT, solid card, good resale potential.

    Wise choice for a temporary solution to tide on over 'til DX10.
  3. Get a cheapo X1300/7300GS to hold you over for a couple of months. Both cards are available for about $50.
  4. He wanted a card as good as the X800XL.
  5. Why not an x850?
    They've dropped quite a lot in price - and if it's just a temporary solution...
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    Why not an x850?
    They've dropped quite a lot in price - and if it's just a temporary solution...

    This would probably be my suggestion as well. A friend of mine got an X850XT for about $130 although that was a while ago.

    -mcg
  7. Since others have mentioned the X850XT, I will mention the 7600GT which can hold you over until DX10 arrives. Like the X850XT, you can keep the price well under $200 and in turn put that cash towards a better CPU, memory, etc.

    However, if money isn't an option then the X1800XT is a damn good buy right now.
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