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Thread: BEST DAMN Video card for under $100?




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    So what's a guy to do?

    Can anyone provide me with a short list of best bang for the buck?

    I have this old LeadTek GeForce2 Ultra 64MB card and it's starting to get a little long in the tooth.

    I would like to get a new one but really don't want to spend more than 100 bucks...well maybe 150 but that's about all I want to shell out at the moment...considering I have to get a new monitor today as well.

    Thanks!
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    I would suggest a GF4 Ti4200, its a very capable card for ~115 usd, and can be o/c ed a good bit for extra performance :thumb:

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    I second that, as I am an owner of one . I prefer the MSI Ti4200 that I have, as it came with copper heat spreaders and a nice fan. They sell for about $130 retail, $100 bulk (go with bulk, unless you want some games), and overclock very well. I have a Dell Case with almost no circulation (only CPU and PS fans), but I o/c'd mine from 250/512, to 279/567 w/ no problem (MSI gives its own o/c'ing software). Anyways, its a real bang-for-your-buck card. Good luck! :thumb: . : peace2: Mista K6
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    Rock on my friends!

    I will soon be the proud owner of a Ti4200!

    Thanks and I will let you know how it compares to the old LeadTek GeForce2 Ultra 64MB board I have right now.

    p.s. Anyone have one of these and run it on LCD monitor?:cheers:
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    hmmm...gforce 2 tell us how much of a performance boost it gives (I'm running a Gforce 3)
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    Ok...

    Got the Radeon 9500 128MB card....very nice...

    But I can't really tell what it can do!

    I just bought an LCD monitor with a refresh rate of only 75hz and max res 1240x1040 LOL

    And it gets better...my mobo died on last friday so I'm back on my SOYO KT333 board...that does not support AGP 8X LOL

    So man I think I may have done myself ugly lately...
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    Yea, LCD monitors Still suck hard for fast moving anything which mainly means games.

    Bummer on the ATI, a 4200 would have done more for ya, in the long term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [size=6
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    Ok...

    Got the Radeon 9500 128MB card....very nice...

    But I can't really tell what it can do!

    I just bought an LCD monitor with a refresh rate of only 75hz and max res 1240x1040 LOL

    And it gets better...my mobo died on last friday so I'm back on my SOYO KT333 board...that does not support AGP 8X LOL

    So man I think I may have done myself ugly lately...
    The KT333 and R9500 will work together usin' the AGP 4x protocol (the AGP 8x vid cards are also AGP 4x compatable).

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    What Wiggo said about the AGP AND the 9500P is a better choice than any NVIDIA TI card, nice choice
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    Now where did the R9500P come into this? :rolleyes2

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