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Cheap gamer seeks classy graphics card.

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August 15, 2007 10:30:47 PM

Hi,
Just today I was offered $80.00 for my evga 7600GT 580/1500 graphics card. I have been looking to upgrade just a tad before I make the leap to DX10/10.1 this holiday season. So here are a few questions I have.

1. Will my nvidia Nforce4 mobo work with a single ATI card?
2. 7900GS < X1950pro? Two cards I've been looking at.
3. What's the best price/performance card in the $100-$150 price range?
4. Should I just got 8600GT/GTS right now?

Ask if there is any other info you need to help me make the right choice.
Thank you, I appreciate it!

-Ragnarok
August 15, 2007 10:33:42 PM

ragnarok,are u in usa?
August 15, 2007 10:43:02 PM

Sell that and try to buy the X1950XT 256MB for $170, just $20 overbudget but will greatly outperform both the 7900GS and X1950Pro. Who knows... you might be able to find a rebate to drop it down to the $140s
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August 15, 2007 10:47:52 PM

goldenboy- Yes I'm in the USA. That is $80.00 USD.

emp- the X1950XT does look good. I'll see if I can find a good rebate.

Also, does anyone trust graphics cards off ebay? Because they seem to be going pretty cheap. Should I even look at ebay or should I stick to newegg/tigerdirect/zipzoom?
August 15, 2007 10:49:45 PM

Don't do ebay for electronics, if it's dead out of the box, you'll be screwed.
August 15, 2007 11:09:36 PM

SAPPHIRE 100186L Radeon X1950XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Tha t's the X1950XT I was talking about. This card is about 130% faster than the X1950GT you mentioned based on the THG VGA charts, that's why I told you that on this price range there is nothing better than the X1950XT.
August 15, 2007 11:18:23 PM

Hmm looks good. I'll have to sleep on it, but that looks like the card for me.

Thanks for all the help!
August 15, 2007 11:25:39 PM

I wonder...

Is it better to be a cheap gamer seeking a classy graphics card or is it better to be a classy gamer seeking a cheap graphics card?

;) 
August 15, 2007 11:38:16 PM

LOL. I think I win either way, seeing as I'm a PC gamer ;) .
August 16, 2007 1:37:55 AM

True enough! :) 
!