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January 17, 2010 2:13:54 AM

:fou:  i need a temp card my 9800gt is dead, i am going to buy an new computer and card in 2 months i am just going to be playing left 4 dead 2 ccs

i was think of these

8600gt 512
hd 4350 512
hd 4550 512
7900gt 512
2600 xt 256mb

i was jsut going to buy an used one off ebay of so

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a c 189 U Graphics card
January 17, 2010 4:26:22 AM

get 4670, that should be enough.... :) 
or 8600gt.
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a c 107 U Graphics card
January 17, 2010 5:03:11 AM

... Yeah I don't like any of those choices.

The 7900gt 512MB would generally be a little faster than the 8600, but there may be some driver issues using it on a newer motherboard, (discontinued support and all). Of course, it's only a DX9 card. Of the DX10 cards the 8600gt 512 would be the fastest. The 2600XT would be limited by the small 256MB and the 4550/4350 would be crap for any recent games.

If you're buying something used off of eBay then just go with a Radeon 3850 512MB as they should be rather cheap and are much faster than the cards you listed.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
January 17, 2010 7:33:12 AM

If you are going to be building a new system in two months don't bother wasting money on a temporary card. Just buy the video card for it a few months early.
What resolution is your monitor? Or what it will be on your new one if you are upgrading it to go with the new system.
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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2010 12:55:24 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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January 17, 2010 1:02:28 PM

i'm guessing your waiting for Fermi?
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January 17, 2010 11:05:02 PM

i am waiting for Fermi what about eForce 8800GS Superclocked 384MB i found one for 30us on ebay people are selling the hd 3850 for 100 or more i mean really, also an 2900xt for 499us is the 2900xt some type of super card thats way to much, i game at 1280-960 :fou: 
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a c 376 U Graphics card
January 18, 2010 12:31:34 AM

That's a good choice. It should OCs very well up to around 700mhz which should make it similar to a 8800/9800GT
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a c 376 U Graphics card
January 18, 2010 12:32:01 AM

I meant the 8800GS BTW.
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January 18, 2010 1:10:59 AM

since it only has 384mb :o  would i be able to max out left 4 dead 2
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a c 376 U Graphics card
January 18, 2010 1:25:03 AM

OCed and at low resolutions (1280x1024 and below) it should be able to handle that or come quite close. L4D2 isn't very intensive on GPUs.
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a c 107 U Graphics card
January 18, 2010 6:35:40 PM

^+1

Surprised that 3850s would be running that high on eBay. I haven't checked lately myself. I got my second 3850 for like $50 new early last year, so $100 for a used one just seems insane.

Anyway the 8800GS should be fine for now. As jyjjy said, you shouldn't be too concerned about the 384mb of RAM.
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