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Need Card Recommendation for my Shuttle

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October 26, 2004 11:12:25 PM

Greetings.

Since I built my Shuttle XPC system a while back I haven't been keeping up with stuff. I'm looking to replace my graphics card and have come looking for recommendations so I can get the most for my buck. Could any of you that are keeping up with stuff better than myself be so kind as to offer any insight as to a card I could get that would fit the following parameters:

Price Range: Up to $200
Size: Has to fit in my little Shuttle box (SN45G)
Bus: AGP 8x
Power Needs: This little buddy has only a 200W power supply
Primary Use: Gaming, so would prefer 128MB memory
Port: Preferably comes with DVI connector

Any advice is most appreciated. Looking forward to ordering from Newegg soon.

Thanks in advance!

PS

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a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2004 1:31:09 AM

A few things come to mind, GeForce2 MX, Radeon 7000, Kryo II...

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October 27, 2004 3:14:58 AM

Radeon 9800 pro, then with the spare cash buy the upgraded shuttle power supply that Newegg carries.

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October 27, 2004 5:04:57 AM

the 9600 pro uses less power and runs cooler than the 9800 pro, but also offers less performance. depends on what you want. I would recommend either the 9800 pro or the 9600 pro
October 27, 2004 3:37:16 PM

Actually, I've seen reviewers put 9800 Pros in Shuttle PCs with 200W PSUs and they were totally stable, no random rebooting or anything. As long as you don't buy a 6800 or X800, you should have enough juice for a newer graphics card.

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October 27, 2004 4:01:56 PM

Best Buy has the 9800 on sale.
It should be $199
But lately I've seen a markup of $6 per item...
So It could be like $205.99. No Joke.
If you could get another hunred dollars or so,
Go with a Geforce 6800!
It kicks ass on even a tiny pc like mine.
Take it from these guys (the posting guru's)
The 6800 is The Deal!
On a cheaper note, the ATi 9550 doesn't look too bad
with its 256mb, dx 9 support and $129 tag, it's inviting, and it doesn't require extra power either.

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October 28, 2004 9:18:00 PM

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Yeah, I just saw that there is a 250W power supply out for the little box. Gonna prolly pick it up too...it supposedly runs a little quieter as well.

I'm thinking I'll prolly go with the 9800Pro.

Thanks again for the input!

-PS
October 29, 2004 3:23:51 AM

Best buy has a BFG 6800 OC w/ 50$ rebate so 259.99 plus tax and junk, think it's for only this week tho.

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October 29, 2004 4:16:37 PM

With that punny PSU you could get the Radeon 9600pro or XT. You could also look into the r9800 lines if you upgrade the psu.

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a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2004 12:48:37 AM

I stick by my recommendation of the old crappy cards, simply because if you wanted a real machine, you would have built a real machine.

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