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Best Graphics Card for under $200??

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 28, 2008 7:21:53 PM

So i am planning on building a new computer soon and am wondering what you guys would recommend as far as the card with best performance under $200.
I am currently thinking about a Leadtek 8800gt g92 for around 189

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February 28, 2008 7:43:43 PM

That is the absolute best card you can get for below $200.
February 28, 2008 7:49:37 PM

Stay away from 256mb 8800 GTs.

the 3870 (512mb) or 512mb 9600 GT are the best sub-$200 cards.

If the Leadtek comes with 512mb, forget I said anything. ;) 
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February 28, 2008 8:02:12 PM

9600GT 512Mb or HD 3870 512Mb are usually the best cards in the sub-$200 range, unless you can find an 8800GT in that price range, but those seem to be hard to come by as of late.
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February 28, 2008 9:27:33 PM

Yeah, 8800GT 512MB is the best. 3870 and 9600GT very good too if you hate rebates.

You could also get the MSI for $200 AR. I'd prefer that cooler over the reference cooler like the Leadtek has.

But if you want/need a single slot cooler, than this evga ot that Leadek is the one to get.

One other option for you is the 8800GS. It's not the best you can get for $200, but it is the best bang for the buck right now IMO. $130 AR shipped free and you can get a free 4GB thumb drive with it. There's even a $5 rebate on the thumb drive should you decide it's worth mailing in for another $5 back. Anway, just wanted to mention it in case you would prefer to save a little more money. Such a good deal IMO...mine arrived today. ;)

Ok last link (I promise). MSI 9600GT $180 shipped no rebates with the Witcher for free.

February 28, 2008 9:33:51 PM

cleeve said:
Stay away from 256mb 8800 GTs.

February 28, 2008 9:57:15 PM

Thanks for all the input. One more question, would you guys say that the 8800GTS g92 is worth the extra fifty or so? I will be playing on a 1280x1024 monitor and sometimes on a hdtv 1080p.
February 28, 2008 10:06:37 PM

Ha ha sorry forgot to ask, what are the warrantee services of these other companies as compared to evga
February 28, 2008 10:16:35 PM

Any chance that you might upgrade that monitor in the near furture? There are many very good cards in the sub $100 LEVEL that will do very well at that resolution. 7600gt for one. If you are looking at a better monitor then spend the dough for a HD3870 etc.
February 28, 2008 10:25:40 PM

I will probably be upgrading to a 24", i cant remember what resolution, something around 1900x 1200 or something
February 28, 2008 11:08:23 PM

7600gt yeah right..... 8800 gt will actually max settings at that res and the 7600gt wont.
February 29, 2008 3:48:22 PM

So the EVGA is a better than the MSI??? [...] 6814127329 [...] 6814130318

I really wanted to go with a 8800GTS.G92 but money is tight, so I'm waiting for it to get down to $200 or make a choice of the 2 listed above. Oh is there really a BIG difference between the GT & GTS.G92???

I'm not a bug gamer but like to play and was just worried about what I heard that the G92 runs cooler which kinda infers the GT's run HOT...