What card should I get?

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I need a gaming rig update, so I was wondering ATI or nVidia? I don't really care about 3-4 fps after 300 of them, mostly trouble free operation on p4 rig and as less noise/heat as possible for around $200.

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Radeon 9800 pro runs about $200 right now.

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Radeon 9800 pro...

Mobile Barton 2500+ @ 2420mhz 11x220 1.7v
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ATI Radeon 9800 Pro to XT(420/730)
 

cleeve

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9800 PRO is the best card in that range, by a landslide.

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Get the new Low-Tech Fire-Q 9800 Pro. The company was formed by 4 serial killers with the intent of "increasing the dominion of Lord Satan upon this tainted orb known as Earth". That's a philosophy I can get behind.

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Ok, Radeon it is, what brand then? I mean ATI or someone else's? Does it make a difference?

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<A HREF="http://www.hisdigital.com/html/index.html" target="_new">HIS Intro page</A> It is listed on new egg as "hightech" -HIS (Hightech Information Systems)<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=14-161-109&depa=1" target="_new">here</A>
<A HREF="http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=320913" target="_new">zipzoomfly (non "ice q version</A>
In the Tom's article which gave it the editor's choice <A HREF="http://www6.tomshardware.com/firstlook/20031210/radeon_9800-01.html" target="_new">here</A>
The ice q platinum model performed a bit better than the reference model which is comperable in price. Seems like the best deal going to me. They now make the fan fan controller bracket (hot air exhaust and fan high low controll) seperate to alleviate the problem of getting the switch to clear when installing in some case/mobo combinations. This now-solved problem was noted on the digit-life review <A HREF="http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/radeon/his-1.html" target="_new">here</A> . The ramsinks are also now different, better looking, and better. They are larger heatsinks which bridge two ram chips rather than single individual ones.
<A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=363095#363095" target="_new">video card guide from this forum</A>

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