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December 25, 2007 12:54:49 PM

hi, friends,
I'm new here. I want to buy a new graphics card for playing games at 1024*768, no new games just those were realeased 2007, budget is around 80$. Mainly GIGABYTE, ASUS, MSI brands are available in my country. please give me some advice.

my system
intel pentiun E2160 ( not overclocked bcoz of mobo)
intel 946gzis
1GB 667 ram
400 W power supply
December 25, 2007 4:50:02 PM

how much is a 8600 gt/gts those are not bad cards i wouldnt recommend anything less
December 25, 2007 5:22:17 PM

8600GT is around 110$,for 80$ i say go for ati 2600pro. I think for 80$ thats the best :) Also wait for a month before buying unless u find it affordable coz the rates would be inflated untill mid jan.Hope that helped :)  hf
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December 25, 2007 9:45:52 PM

2600XT is around 80 to 90 dollars. @ newegg
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December 26, 2007 1:48:25 AM

yeah, HD2600XT or 8600GT is about the best you can hope to do for $80 and that will be after a rebate. A step down would be the 7600GT, X1650GT, and 2600 pro ...all about $80ish without rebate and a bit less AR. X1950GT's can be found for under $100 AR.


The X1950 pro or 8600GTS would be better but more like $120 AR. And if you go that high, then the HD3850 totally destroys them for just a bit more. Sold out online, but you may find one in a store: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8636657&t...
December 26, 2007 3:08:06 AM

The 7600GT is pretty close to the 8600GT and can be had for about $70AR. Not a bad deal and should work OK for those resolutions.

Just be sure to get a DDR3 variety.
I don't recall seeing any DDR2 varieties, but some cheap cards try and pull that.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 26, 2007 11:02:45 AM

You just could not believe price of those cards in my country.
8600gt--- 165 $
2600pro---140$
now you can just imagine the price of 8600gts & 1950pro.
How about,
7600gs-- 90$
8500gt--110$
1600pro--95$
all are DDR2

If I add another 1GB ram will it be helpful?
December 26, 2007 3:19:54 PM

Where exactly do you live?, because those are really high prices, I mean...geez. :\

As far as the extra stick of 1GB of ram, it will be helpful to your computer overall, but not exactly just for gaming.. (I may be mistaken though..)
December 26, 2007 11:43:28 PM

yeah DDR2 and DDR3 have a really big difference in performance but Im not sure if an extra gig will compensate.
December 27, 2007 12:53:29 AM

aznstriker92 said:
yeah DDR2 and DDR3 have a really big difference in performance but Im not sure if an extra gig will compensate.

And also big difference in price!
I mean, if I add another gig will it be improve my whole peformance? I'm confused about that bcoz of my only 1.8Ghz processor and 1MB L2. Does dual channel DDR have any difference from single channel?
December 27, 2007 1:06:59 AM

You will also see a big benefit if you get a different motherboard that allows you to overclock the cpu
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December 27, 2007 1:33:53 AM

nasim_30 said:

How about,
7600gs-- 90$
8500gt--110$
1600pro--95$
all are DDR2


Ouch, that's aweful. Rule out the X1600 pro as it's slower than the 7600GS and costs more. A 7600GS is about like a X1650 pro GDDR3. An X1600 pro is about liek a 6600GT. I'd think the 7600GS would usually beat the 8500GT, although not by much overall. Anyway, of those cards, the 7600GS, but don't expect too much.
December 30, 2007 1:45:26 PM

hello everybody,
if I wait a month for HD3850, will it worth?
My psu and processor will satisfy HD3850?
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