recommended Graphics cards

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Jan 21, 2007
  1. azndragonguy115
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    My PCI express ATI x850 XT pro i believe(maybe platinum) is dead


    so i want to replace it. Whats is the cheapest graphic that can be comparable to that because i seen X1600 around 100 bucks sometimes


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    Get a PCI-Express, if your motherboard support it?
     
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    X1650 would be a good decision. An X1950Pro if you could afford it is better. But for a good price, nothing beats the eVGA GeForce 7600 GT.
     
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    so the 7600GT is comparable to the x850 XT?

    i can have SLI on my motherboard (DFI Lanparty4)
     
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    thanks fischju

    judging by the 7600GS prices, ill get it

    do anyone think i can find it forun around 80USD?
     
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    one will probably come with the card, they cost maybe $2 at best buy. DVI to VGA, one came with my X800 (i have my second monitor hooked up to dvi with the vga adapter)
     
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    yeah i found one in my brothers room

    so 7600 GS or GT
    any major difference
     
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    I would make sure whatever you get supports SM 3.0. I've seen some newer games that require it (like Rainbow Six Vegas) and I bought a X850XT a few months back and its 2.0 so it wont run that game and any others that require it. There arent many right now but it might be a trend from the new games coming out.
     
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    the only game i plan on playing thats is gfx demanding is Spore

    but otherwise im low demanding

    photoshop, maybe play around with maya or 3Dmax
     
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    ok i ordered myself the eVGA 7600GT

    is this card overclockable?
     
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    how is your cooling? its overclockable
     
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    good choice
    i am running 2x evga 7600GTs in sli
    handles fear, HL2 ep 1, quake 4 etc no problem at 1680x1050
    i would hold out until the ati directx 10 cards come out then im buying a new c2duo/vista rig for crysis/UT3
     

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