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Current best mid-range card?

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December 11, 2006 2:48:31 PM

What are the current best midrange cards ($150-$200) to pick? I haven't kept up with the frantic pace of new graphics chips/card releases lately.

I'm not partial to either NVIDIA or ATI, so whatever the best deal is is the one I want.

Thanks.

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December 11, 2006 2:53:33 PM

The 'best card for the money' thread at the top of this forum is for you.

But the short answer is the 7900 GS.
December 11, 2006 3:03:31 PM

Shoot, I forgot to mention it must be an AGP card.

Thanks.
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December 11, 2006 3:40:13 PM

i have to believe that its gotta be better to just save and change platforms. even if u take that money that was saved for the card and get a mobo with integrated graphics and then upgrade to pci later it seems that pouring money into agp doesnt make sense anymore. i'm by no means an expert just my $0.02
December 11, 2006 3:48:37 PM

AGP? ouch.

Well you can probably get a 7600 GT around that price, maybe $190-ish if you can find one.

If you consider upgrading, you can get a 7600 GT for ~$130 and you have about $60 for your upgrade... that should cover a motherboard.
December 11, 2006 3:51:35 PM

If it is AGP then it is the GF7600GT for $150 while the x1950PRO is the best agp card but it is around $250
December 11, 2006 4:08:46 PM

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Shoot, I forgot to mention it must be an AGP card.

Thanks.


Your best bet is to try to win a 7800gs of of ebay for that price range. I've seen them go for $180-ish.
December 11, 2006 4:39:39 PM

Quote:
The 'best card for the money' thread at the top of this forum is for you.

But the short answer is the 7900 GS.


I just purchased a X1950 Pro from best buy sunday for $199 - 12% off. Isnt that pretty good card for the money?
December 11, 2006 4:45:32 PM

Quote:
The 'best card for the money' thread at the top of this forum is for you.

But the short answer is the 7900 GS.


I just purchased a X1950 Pro from best buy sunday for $199 - 12% off. Isnt that pretty good card for the money?
thats a great Deal... :) 
a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2006 4:57:08 PM

It maybe a good idea to also say what your coming from (PC spec wise) another option might be a x850 basicaly I would go with the cheapest x850 or 7600GT in AGP form.
December 11, 2006 5:55:45 PM

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I just purchased a X1950 Pro from best buy sunday for $199 - 12% off. Isnt that pretty good card for the money?


Awesome. I didn't think the AGP X1950 PROs wouyld be touching $200 yet.

The X1950 PRO is probably the best AGP card in existance...
December 11, 2006 6:09:55 PM

Quote:
The 'best card for the money' thread at the top of this forum is for you.

But the short answer is the 7900 GS.


I just purchased a X1950 Pro from best buy sunday for $199 - 12% off. Isnt that pretty good card for the money?

That's gotta be PCI-E. Haven't seen them for anywhere near that price for AGP.
a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2006 7:02:21 PM

Yes, it's a BBA PCI-e they had for $199 and many folks got 10 & 12% off coupons in the mail. The Visiontek AGP X1950 pro is on their shelves, but it's $299.
December 11, 2006 7:27:43 PM

wow $300 for that cash you could sell your old mobo CPU and RAm get a new one and still have cash for like a GF 7600GT PCI-e
a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2006 7:42:51 PM

Quote:
It maybe a good idea to also say what your coming from (PC spec wise) another option might be a x850 basicaly I would go with the cheapest x850 or 7600GT in AGP form.


Just bought an X850XT from ebay for $69 last week. Usually I see them going for $100+$16 shipping with BIN.
December 11, 2006 7:57:51 PM

pretty good price i saw a X850XT for $89 open Box from Newegg.com which i believe is a little more reliable then Ebay
December 11, 2006 11:04:44 PM

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That's gotta be PCI-E. Haven't seen them for anywhere near that price for AGP.


Yeah, mine's PCI-E. Your probably right, the agp version was probably not on sale.
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