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Rent_A_Cop

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#1 12 years ago

Ok, I have run into a problem, I have a great PC, but my old X300 vid card just isnt pulling the weight. I want to be able to play Battlefield 2 and perhaps FEAR on high settings, what is the minimum vid card I need to do this. I was thinking an X800-something or an nVidia card. I'm not too familiar with either Ati or nVidia, so I'm here for advice. Also, I cant shell out $500 and I dont want any of that "dual vid cards" crap either. So what is a good vid card for less than $500 that can play the latest stuff on high settings. Oh, yeah, it HAS to be PCI Express.




General Rommel

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#2 12 years ago

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143042 this is a extremley good deal get it now.




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#3 12 years ago

FEAR MINIMUM:

Video Card: 64MB GeForceā„¢ 4 Ti or RadeonĀ® 9000 video card

FEAR RECOMMENDED:

A 256 MB Radeon 9800 Pro or GeForce FX 5900 or equivalent supported DirectX 9 compliant video card with hardware T&L and pixel shader 2.0 support

FEAR SUPPORTED CHIPSETS: ATI Radeon 9000 Series, Radeon 9500 Series, Radeon 9600 Series, Radeon 9700 Series, Radeon 9800 Series, Radeon X600 Series, Radeon X700 Series, Radeon X800 Series, Radeon X850 Series NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti series, GeForce FX 5900 series, 6600 series, 6800 series, 7800 series.

Battlefield 2 RECOMMENDED

Video card must have 128 MB or more memory and one of the following chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 or greater ATI Radeon 8500 or greater


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General Rommel

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#4 12 years ago

notice dude, taht the 7800 is the last one listed :)




C38368

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#5 12 years ago

Back to eVGA. Should be in stock tomorrow.

I dare anyone to find a better deal than that.




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#6 12 years ago

Looks like PCI Express is gonna be the future. Time to get a new mobo....


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#7 12 years ago

C38368Back to eVGA. Should be in stock tomorrow.

I dare anyone to find a better deal than that.

Sweet. I never used an EVGA card though. I herd they have a 5 year warrenty on them though and you can trade your card up to a higher model.

I would reccomend the BFG since I own the 6800gt version of the card. The card has not given me any problems, but the drivers have caused me some grief though. BFG gives a life time warrenty on their cards and free 24 hour tech support for as long as you own the card.

If your a tried and true ATI man then the X1800xl is priced close the the 7800gt. I am not sure if it has the same performance as the 7800gt though.




rob.

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#8 12 years ago

Go for the EVGA 7800GT fo shiz! Good value.

The BFG your just paying the extra $50 for CoD2 Probably aye?




Cap'n Rommel

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#9 12 years ago

Stay with ati, or your system will fuck up




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#10 12 years ago

Just out of interest, what are your system specs?




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