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September 25, 2006 8:47:26 PM

Hi, i would like to know what would be the best video card for me (also pretty cheap).

Setup,

AMD athlon 64 x2 4200+
-dual core 64-bit processor 2.2 ghz, 2x512 KB LS cache,2000mhz sys. bus

Nvidia geforce 6100 intergrated graphic
(i have a pci express slot avalible)

hard drive
-320GB

memory
-2048MB DDR dual channel

9in1 memory card reader

network
-10/100 mbs ethernet

Micro BTX system design

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I want it for mostly gaming, I play wolfenstein 1.0,1.4 and quake3.

Would like a card under $250 and get pretty high fps , 300+ would be great.
Thanks, mike

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September 25, 2006 8:59:41 PM

X1900XT 256mb is about $250 at newegg. I think that's best choice.
September 25, 2006 9:06:47 PM

X1900 XT 256mb for SURE.

Like Prozac said, $240 on Newegg... in the same league as the $380 X1900 XTX and 7900 GTX.
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September 26, 2006 1:54:11 AM

Quote:
Hi, i would like to know what would be the best video card for me (also pretty cheap).

Setup,

AMD athlon 64 x2 4200+
-dual core 64-bit processor 2.2 ghz, 2x512 KB LS cache,2000mhz sys. bus

Nvidia geforce 6100 intergrated graphic
(i have a pci express slot avalible)

hard drive
-320GB

memory
-2048MB DDR dual channel

9in1 memory card reader

network
-10/100 mbs ethernet

Micro BTX system design

----
I want it for mostly gaming, I play wolfenstein 1.0,1.4 and quake3.

Would like a card under $250 and get pretty high fps , 300+ would be great.
Thanks, mike


That sounds like a exact gateway setup. If you want a x1900xt, then rip out that hunk-a-junk PSU, and get a new one. Not sure what would fit a Micro BTX design though.
September 26, 2006 1:57:37 AM

7600gt and wait for dx10
a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2006 2:25:40 AM

While I agree with you and prozac that under $250 screams X1900XT, did you look at the games he plays? :wink: Wonder how X2-4200 and a X1900XT would do at Quake 3 and Wolfenstein. :p 

Sharkey just can't let that game go: http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardware/videocards/articl...
September 26, 2006 2:42:08 AM

Erf... I assumed Quake 4...

Quake 3? Jeez, what video card WON'T play that superfast?...
September 26, 2006 3:18:07 AM

i will sell you mine its the 7800gtx ko acs3 edition from evga over clocked memory core 500 ,1360 ddr2 give me $225 and its yours. i still have the box and drivers almost like new the 256-p2-ax
a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2006 3:20:01 AM

LOL, thought you may have missed that.
a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2006 3:23:45 AM

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i will sell you mine its the 7800gtx ko acs3 edition from evga over clocked memory core 500 ,1360 ddr2 give me $225 and its yours. i still have the box and drivers almost like new the 256-p2-ax

Not to foil your sale, but he could buy a brand new card for less money that is overall equal or for a bit more money easily faster than your card. Shoot, my X1800XT is also equal or a bit faster than yours and he can have that for $225. :roll:

*$240 X1900XT here we come* :twisted:

edit: checked your clocks, it is a nice card, but $225 is steep used
September 26, 2006 11:27:48 AM

Ok umm, could someone give me a link to the card because there are like 50 different ones on newegg lol.

Also its gddr3 ? I suppose thats the memory? Will it still work for my computer? I have ddr.

Also is there a different between pciexpressx16 and pciexpress?
a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2006 11:48:35 AM

Best gaming card for under $250, but it probably won't fit in your micro BTX system with it's stock 2 slot cooler.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Next best for the money single slot cards:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

You could also include the 7900GT, although it is priced like the X1900XT but yields only the X1900GT performance. (Hence I won't bother looking for links)
September 26, 2006 8:12:20 PM

Well, if a card wont fit. Then i'll return it :) .

My only other probelm may be powering the beasts.?
September 26, 2006 9:00:47 PM

For a very cheap great value, I recommend the X800GTO for $100. I have this card on my old pc and could still run FEAR, BF2 and Oblivion, not in an eye-candy quality but it's playable if thats what you mean. 7900GS or X1800GTO for $200. :wink:
September 26, 2006 10:21:06 PM

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For a very cheap great value, I recommend the X800GTO for $100. I have this card on my old pc and could still run FEAR, BF2 and Oblivion, not in an eye-candy quality but it's playable if thats what you mean. 7900GS or X1800GTO for $200. :wink:


Forget teh 7900GS and X1800GTO; you can get an X1900GT for $200, and a 256MB X1900XT for $240. Both X1900 cards eat the 7900 and X1800 for breakfast.
September 27, 2006 2:42:33 AM

HIS Hightech H190GTS256DVN-R Radeon X1900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 CrossFire Video Card - Retail 199.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...


Think I will get this one guys?

Once again does the different memories matter?! :twisted:

And what is difference between PCI Expressx16 and PCI Express..

I would like to be educated on these two questions before purchasing this card.
September 27, 2006 3:04:50 AM

Card will serve you well....

but, you may want to consider that the x850xt pe is on par with it in FPS in alot of benchmarks and is only $115. This will help save some cash until DX10 cards start to appear in January. That is... if that is a concern.
a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2006 4:12:51 AM

PCI express is generally assumed that it's the 16x version, but isn't always the case. There is maybe a few video cards that can run a standard PCI express (x1) slot (used to be where the regular PCI slot was before in older systems).

99% of PCI Express video cards run only in the dedicated x16 slot on your motherboard, so if you don't have a PCI express x16 slot on your mobo, than you won't be able to use it.

If you are familiar with the AGP slot that was used in the past, then the PCI express slot does the same thing, just it is the newer standard.

Most newer mobo's have 1 x16 PCI express slots (for video card), 2-3 x1 PCI express slots, and maybe 3 (regular - older version) PCI slots on them. This can make it confusing to alot of people if there not aware of this.

What is the motherboard that your putting this video card on?
a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2006 4:26:12 AM

The DDR3 memory on the graphics card is for the graphics card only,it wont effect your system memory.If your getting a 1900 be sure your have 2 slots(one for the pci x16 where it plugs in and one for the cooler exhaust)Plus youll need to have a good power unit(psu)
September 27, 2006 11:38:03 PM

Quote:
Hi, i would like to know what would be the best video card for me (also pretty cheap).

Setup,

AMD athlon 64 x2 4200+
-dual core 64-bit processor 2.2 ghz, 2x512 KB LS cache,2000mhz sys. bus

Nvidia geforce 6100 intergrated graphic
(i have a pci express slot avalible)

hard drive
-320GB

memory
-2048MB DDR dual channel

9in1 memory card reader

network
-10/100 mbs ethernet

Micro BTX system design

----
I want it for mostly gaming, I play wolfenstein 1.0,1.4 and quake3.

Would like a card under $250 and get pretty high fps , 300+ would be great.
Thanks, mike


This is a decent card, little old, but probably wouldnt have to make you replace your powersupply i think. Nice price too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
September 28, 2006 1:35:39 AM

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Once again does the different memories matter?! :twisted:


I don't understand what you mean by this. Could you please clarify?

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And what is difference between PCI Expressx16 and PCI Express..


If, by PCI Express, you mean PCIe x1, the difference is that PCIe x16 has 16 times the bandwidth of PCIe x1. Also, all new video cards are made for PCIe x16; I only know of one or two for PCIe x1. I think PCIe x1 was supposed to be a replacement for the regular PCI slot (which dates back, I think, to around 1993-ish), but it never really caught on.
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