Need video card advice

I'm finally ready to buy a new video card and I need help picking out the right one. The games I want to play are Supreme Commander and C&C Tiberium Wars. My budget is $200 (Canadian). Here are the contenders:

-EVGA E-GEFORCE 7900 GS KO 256mb - $176.62
-Sapphire Radeon X1950GT 256mb - $194.99
-Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro 256mb - $199.99

Which one gives the best bang for the buck, or is there something better elsewhere? I was also wondering if there would be any issues with my power supply.

Thanks for any help.

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Full System Specs:
-Core 2 Duo E6400
-Asus P5LD2-VM
-2gb DDR2 5400
-Intel GMA 950
-Western Digital 250gb 7200rpm
-Antec Sonata II
-Antec Smart Power 450w
-17" Samsung CRT
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  1. Out of those, I'd either go with the X1950pro, or the 7900GS. With your current PSU, the 7900GS might be the better choice.
  2. Thanks. How can I tell which video cards are too much for my PSU?
  3. Wait for midrange dx10 cards. better performance, dx10 compatibility, and by then these cards will have dropped in price, so you can make a better choice.
  4. X1950pro!!! This card rocks! Do shop around and look for the X1950pro with 512MB memory.

    Make sure that your power supply has enough AMPS to run it.
  5. Quote:
    Wait for midrange dx10 cards. better performance, dx10 compatibility, and by then these cards will have dropped in price, so you can make a better choice.

    true
    sometimes patience is a virtue
  6. I also have a quick video card question for Supreme Commander.

    My system consists of a P4c 3.4 @ 3.74GHz , 1.5GB PC3200, but I'm using a ATI 9600se 128MB . I just bought SupCom and my performance is awful. I was wondering if I should sink my $$$ into a 7600GT. I'm really just trying to figure out if spending $150 is going to make my game play smooth, thats all I'm really looking for. If anyone has a similar setup and has SupCom running smooth please let me know.

    Thanks,

    Weddie
  7. Surpeme commander should be CPU based. Graphic card do little more than CPU.

    I heard notebook with duo core run it smooth with decent graphic card.
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