Game card suggestions needed

bmkiss67

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I'm building a PC now that will use the Abit NF7 w/ AMD 2600+ cpu and 512mb ram. I'm looking for the best game card I can get that is in the $150 zone. Any suggestions.

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pauldh

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I'd say the 9600XT. Or look for a deal on a R9700 pro or FX5900XT. Honestly though, it's a shame you can't go $47 over budget and grap <A HREF="http://www.micer.com/viewItem.asp?idProduct=453055403&ref=pricewatch" target="_new"> this </A> retail BBA Radeon 9800 pro. Much better card than the $150 options.

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scottchen

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9600XT, 9700np is that can still be found, and 9800np if you could find one.

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Forget the FX5700U, not worth it.

The R9600Pro/XT, FX5900XT/SE/LE/EPV, or R9800/9700pro if you can get them for that price would be the best choices.

The FX5700U is below all of these, even as the GDDR3 version. For the same price as the FX5700U you can usually get the FX5900XT which would be a far better choice, the R9600XT is close to the FX5900XT.

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Robc1880

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If you could go up to $189 for a card you could get the same one I just got. Hercules 9800 Pro (OEM) from Hypermicro.com. Really good card for a good price and it comes in manufacture sealed static bag.

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