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    What graphics card should i get?

    Hi all, ive just signe dup to this forum. Can any one tell me what Graphics card i should get im looking to spend around 150 -200 im running a AMD athlon 3200+ with 1024 ram and currently got a 5200 128mb in and is bottle necking badling!!

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    You should be able to get 6800GT in a few days for a cheap $$$ tag since they will drop the prices soon as the 7800GT's come out.

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    Budget-6600GT
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    High-7800GTX

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedDragonXXX
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    You should be able to get 6800GT in a few days for a cheap $$$ tag since they will drop the prices soon as the 7800GT's come out.

    haha you changed your tune about this pretty quick huh ?
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    thanks all. will have a look into this card

    Chris

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    hmm, does anyone know when the prices are going to drop, because i also have a 5200 128mb, which video card should i get. I am playing bf2 and want to get at least medium graphics and i dont really want to spend more then 350cnd.
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    I play medal of honour spearhead/breakthrough, i know they are old games, i just need a newer G/card incase a new game takes my fancy!

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    Yep, the 6800GT should be fine for all current games that would run on med/high settings. Something like the 7800GTX would guarantee you to run at max settings without OCing, but who cares about that if we can save $200 and OC the 6800GT to run at max settings now.
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    I would go with a 6800gt. My bro plays MOHAA and it runs fine on his Ti4200. I would just go with the 6800gt because it can play all of these modern games decently, and when it can't you can just get a new card, or run them in sli possibly.

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    well i am agp, didn't want to get a new graphics card 6months ago when i upgraded to a new proccesor. So i am stuck with agp.
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    They make 6800GT's agp. Thats what mine is.

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    I think that 6800 (not GT or Ultra) will be the best card 4 u sistem, because your AXP 3200+ isn't very good for better videocards...
    P.S. Your processor overclocked?
    P.P.S Sorry for my bad english - a'm from russia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattle
    haha you changed your tune about this pretty quick huh ?
    Yea, soon as I found out that manufacturers will be droping the price themselves.

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    toms hardware says 7800gt is realsed today are they right?
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    I accualy wanted to get the 6800gt Now I plan to get the 7800 gt

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    you should think about PCIE if you are going to spend that ammount of money. anything under 100 and stick with AGP. over 100 go for PCIE... all you will need is a new mobo. keep your processor ram etc.. just get new vid card and mobo with pciE, be future proof!

    lots of people will disagree but thats my 2p.

    Get a 6800GT / 7800GT and clock it to ultra speeds.. you will need a new PSU though chris because the latest nvid cards drink up your power.

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    chris a 6600GT is only 90 quid on ebuyer, although u will need a new psu

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