Need a good budget graphics card for a friend.

Yep. I'm looking for the best video card for around 50-60 dollars. Yes, that's not going to be a very good card. But it'll serve, as all this person needs it for is to play Sims 2. Any reccomendations?
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  1. PCI-E or AGP?

    For AGP, go to eBay, and get a used 9800Pro or 9800XT.

    For PCI-E, X800GTO can be had for similar price also.
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    PCI-E or AGP?

    For AGP, go to eBay, and get a used 9800Pro or 9800XT.

    For PCI-E, X800GTO can be had for similar price also.


    PCI-E. Sorry about that. I forgot to put that in the original post.
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143054

    At $64 shipped after rebate that almost makes his price range if he must have a brand new card. If he hates rebates, $60 and no rebates put you down in X1300 vanilla / 7300GS territory..... a place no gamer want s to be. :wink: Much better to do a rebate or buy a used/refurbished X800 series like prozac mentioned.
  4. yes the x1600pro that ,that guy showed you was quite an amazing deal. and if you dont get that you should look into Gf6200 -GF 6600 also you can look into the x600
  5. I could have sworn that his link pointed to a Sapphire X800 gto 256MB open box and not a X1600 pro. Anyway, I'd take a GTO before a slower 1600 pro. The cheaper brand new 7600gs would be faster than the X1600 pro.

    X800GTO:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131007R
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143054

    At $64 shipped after rebate that almost makes his price range if he must have a brand new card. If he hates rebates, $60 and no rebates put you down in X1300 vanilla / 7300GS territory..... a place no gamer want s to be. :wink: Much better to do a rebate or buy a used/refurbished X800 series like prozac mentioned.


    The 7300 GT has the same core as the 7600 GS and can be easily overclocked, i would recommand the 7600 GT, but thats above the budget.

    But may i say, u only buy a graphics card every couple of years at the very least, so why not make a bigger investment? An extra 50$ or so now and u can save a lot of money later when u realize that the card isnt very good, and u will need a good card to run Sims 2, even on Minimum. I mean what is 50$? A single game? Its nothing over a time frame of years.
  7. Problem is I have never seen a 7300GT for less than that $64 shipped 7600GS. I'm all for upper the budget though. He can get a X850XT for $100. :wink:
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    Problem is I have never seen a 7300GT for less than that $64 shipped 7600GS. I'm all for upper the budget though. He can get a X850XT for $100. :wink:


    Agreed, the 7600GS sounds like the real bargain here.
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    Problem is I have never seen a 7300GT for less than that $64 shipped 7600GS. I'm all for upper the budget though. He can get a X850XT for $100. :wink:


    Agreed, the 7600GS sounds like the real bargain here.

    The 7600 GS sucks, but its interesting that it costs less then a 7300 GT.
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    The 7600 GS sucks, but its interesting that it costs less then a 7300 GT.


    Oh, it sucks does it? Then why is it on par with the twice as expensive 7600GT in almost every benchmark?

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/content/347/10/
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    Problem is I have never seen a 7300GT for less than that $64 shipped 7600GS. I'm all for upper the budget though. He can get a X850XT for $100. :wink:


    Agreed, the 7600GS sounds like the real bargain here.

    The 7600 GS sucks, but its interesting that it costs less then a 7300 GT.

    Maybe you suck, because he wants something in his price range, not something he has to wait longer for. The 7300GT is slower and cheaper than the 7600GS. The 7600GT is more expensive than the 7600GS, but its faster. The 7600 IS the real bargain. Or try Ebay, your choice.
  12. track is back

    and he is doing it again :evil:
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