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August 8, 2006 3:24:15 AM

Hey all. I am looking at buying a new video card. I've been looking for about a month now, but cant decide. So i figgured i'd come here and ask you all.
My current system is.

ahtlon 64 3700+
1 Gig OCZ ram, and 1 gig Corsair
9800 pro

i want to keep it kind of cheap right now. I just need a good bang for your buck card. I'll be building a newer system down the road after vista and dx10 and all that start becoming more common.
what are some good suggestions? I want to spend at the most $250.00. But i'd like to keep it around $200.00. Any help would be appriciated. Thanks.

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August 8, 2006 5:28:08 AM

Does anyone else have similiar specs as me? That upgraded from a 9800 pro?
August 8, 2006 5:54:57 AM

7600GT, maybe a 7900GT after rebate, or X1800GTO or X1900GT.
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August 8, 2006 6:05:00 AM

The X800GTO would be a good card for your pc.
August 8, 2006 12:08:10 PM
August 8, 2006 12:57:19 PM

which motherboard do u have?
since you have a Radeon 9800 you probably have an AGP slot and no PCIe
so i would suggest upgrading to a X800 GTo or if you prefer nVidia cards
buying a 7600 GS would suffice for moderate gaming.
if money is not an object for you 7800 GS is the best choice...
August 8, 2006 7:15:14 PM

Why get an X800GTO when you can get an X850 pro or X800XL from ATI clearance for $119.
August 8, 2006 7:18:27 PM

9800PRO to X800XL or X850PRO is a huge upgrade. Did that last month. :D 
August 9, 2006 12:45:53 AM

sweet! thanks for the responses. glad to see some of you helped out.
im gonna try for a X850 pro or X800XL like kaotao said. i was also looking on ati.com at those. im gonna compare a few, but damn, you cant go wrong for 120.00
August 9, 2006 1:08:58 AM

lol damn. i shoulda did it last night when i saw it on ati.com.
its gone now :( 
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August 9, 2006 11:52:04 AM

I'd go with the refurb X800XL with 1 year warranty. Mine is fine and came with the complete retail bundle.
http://shop.ati.com/product.asp?sku=2984012

If you simply must have new, the AIW X800XT is a more powerful gaming card, plus it has a TV tuner card, remote control, and video inputs, and some extra software. Good deal unless you wanted to add an aftermarket cooler and push extreme overclocks.
http://shop.ati.com/product.asp?sku=2588471

Anyway, the 9800 pro is holding you back bigtime on that nice rig; either of these cards would be a huge upgrade.
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