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    Default Re: Is this a good video card?

    Yes, but a 6600GT would be better if you can afford it

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    Default Re: Is this a good video card?

    It's not really a very good card for anything more than casual/light gaming, but it's decent for the price, assuming you actually have a system with PCI Express...

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    Default Re: Is this a good video card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    It's not really a very good card for anything more than casual/light gaming, but it's decent for the price, assuming you actually have a system with PCI Express...

    My PCI-express system is on order. Check out my post at (What should I buy). http://forums.tweaktown.com/showthread.php?t=18947

    I'm guessing that card should do a little better than an ATI 9500 pro video card (Right). Maybe compareable to a Geforce 5700 ultra or an ATI Radeon 9800, somewhere in that range or slightly better.
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    No, worse. It's too slow and doesn't have enough pipelines. That kind of performance (9800*) won't be available at that price for a while. The 6600GT is a bit better than a 9800 Pro or XT, and a 6800 or 6800GT would be considerably better. I wouldn't get anything less than a 6600GT for anything other than casual gaming. [i]Maybe[i/] an X700 Pro would do, but a 6600GT is really the starting point for decent gaming performance IMO.

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    Default Re: Is this a good video card?

    Yawgm0th, you do realise he linked to an albatron 6600? Still has 8 pipes, and similar operating speeds to a 9500 Pro, and a more efficient core so i'd expect it to be faster in most situations.

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    Default Re: Is this a good video card?

    Not much faster then it so it would not be a real good upgrade. Spending over $100 to upgrade to a GPU that is only slightly faster then you currently have is just a waste of money. If you cannot offord anything better then wait until you can to make a more worthwhile upgrade.

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    Default Re: Is this a good video card?

    So do you think this card would be worth the extra $50 compared to the Nvidia based 6600 pci-express card?

    SAPPHIRE ATI Radeon X700 PRO Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, PCI-Express

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...102-455&DEPA=0

    I thought the newer Nvidia based cards are a better bang for the buck nowdays.
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    Default Re: Is this a good video card?

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...45-098R&depa=0

    Thats a good card, assuming you dont mind losing the retail package

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    Default Re: Is this a good video card?

    Quote Originally Posted by sr4470
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...45-098R&depa=0

    Thats a good card, assuming you dont mind losing the retail package

    Thanks, I think I'll go with that video card for an extra $58. Now all I need to do is decide what CPU and mainboard to get. Was thinking about the combo below but everyone is recommending to go the AMD way, but I think I want to try PCI express. I already have the ram thats going into the system which is Kingston dual channel pc4000 CL3 1gb.

    Mainboard.
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...170-131&depa=0

    CPU.
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...116-184&DEPA=0

    I want to keep these two items under $300 U.S. for the both of them together.

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