What video card should I get?

Well I want to run some of the games I play better, and I want to get a really cheap graphics card (at least below $75). Here are my specs:

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  1. creepster said:
    Well I want to run some of the games I play better, and I want to get a really cheap graphics card (at least below $75). Here are my specs:

    http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2439/specsof8.gif


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500001

    and another gig of RAM.

    You can also get the 8600gts, but it'll be slightly more expensive and you won't have money for the ram. IMO 8600gt + 2gb ram > 8600gts + 1gb ram.

    You can also get the 3650, but I'm not sure how it performs. Should be about the same as the 8600gt.
  2. Alrighty, thanks so much! I'll be sure to get another gig of ram as well. Thanks again! :)
  3. I would go with the 2600xt its really cheap at newegg and should out perform the 8600gt w/o AA and that version of the 8600gt has only ddr2 vs ddr3 so this should be a better choice http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102700
  4. enaher said:
    I would go with the 2600xt its really cheap at newegg and should out perform the 8600gt w/o AA and that version of the 8600gt has only ddr2 vs ddr3 so this should be a better choice http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102700



    Yeah. I was looking at the HD2600xt as well, but there are a couple of reasons I didn't recommend it.

    1. It's Sapphire, and from what I've heard, their customer service is pretty ****.
    2. It's only 256mb.
    3. The clock speeds aren't shown, so you don't really know what you're getting.

    - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814145146

    also, there's a GDDR3 version of the 8600gt. It's a couple dollars more.

    All three cards should perform around the same, with the GDDR3 version of the 8600gt leading the pack somewhat.
  5. creepster said:
    Well I want to run some of the games I play better, and I want to get a really cheap graphics card (at least below $75). Here are my specs:

    http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2439/specsof8.gif

    Before I even entertain the question. What are the games that you play, and at what resolution.

    Could you type out your current system specs, Imageshack is blocked at my place of employment so I can't see your specs.


    ^PS. the Sapphire 2600XT linked is 800mhz core clock 1400mhz memory, If you search MHZ in the reviews it says it several times. I've found this to be easy to find when it is not listed in the specs.

    I think that card is your best bet as far as 8600Gt and 2600XT's go, the Sapphire 2600XT 512MB DDr3
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