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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 27, 2007 12:41:28 PM

I want to tweak my old system a little and I think a new GC would be the right thing to get.


AMD X2 4200
2Gig RAM
current GC X850

I want to spend about 200$ or less for a new GC. What's the best bang for the buck?

Input appreciated.

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June 27, 2007 1:21:55 PM

What PSU do you have? It may limit your choices due to power constraints. Otherwise, check Cleeve's thread, "The Best Gaming Video Cards for the Money."
Seems to me in your $200 range something in the x1950-family would be good. They should outperform the 7900GS I just bought, but I think I spent only $149.
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June 27, 2007 2:41:47 PM

I've got a 480W Tagan PSU... Hope that isn't too bad...
June 27, 2007 4:03:37 PM

That Tagan PSU will be plenty for any of the sub $200 cards available, it would even be ok for an 8800GTS
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June 27, 2007 4:31:50 PM

Well, in that case, $300 for an 8800 GTS is a better investment than $200 for an x1950xt IMO. It depends on how strict that $200 budget is. The GTS may become cheaper around Thanksgiving too, if the new nVidia cards show up on schedule.
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June 27, 2007 9:15:10 PM

Depends on what you want from the tweak really if your not bothered about the dx10 thing then the 1950xt is a good dx9 card and will run on your psu no prob.