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    Default Re: best bang for $150 to $200

    thank you

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    Default Re: best bang for $150 to $200

    I bought a Leadtek a400 TDH(6800) for $191, but i had to rma it back to newegg and get a replacement because it would lock up in game menus. In some games i got away just to test and i saw the games ran really well at 1280x1024 @ 4xaa and 8xfsaa. So i dont know if you would rather go for that choice because that is what i did. Hopefully when the 6800 comes next week i will get one where i can unlock the extra 4 pipelines. Which gives the 6800 a big plus because it gives you a great performance boost and almost meets 6800gt fps if you overclock it a lil bit.

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    Default Re: best bang for $150 to $200

    SprigganX, I started a thread on unlocking the 6800. There's link in the 1st post to a tech article. Firstly, it only works on AGP 6800 cards. Second, the improvement was only 5-12% over stock, and nowhere near a 6800GT (much less an Ultra).

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    Default Re: best bang for $150 to $200

    I would advise to not listen to the people saying that the higher amounts of ram on cards are useless for awhile.

    Battlefield 2 which comes out on tuesday requires a minimum amount of 128mb. They recommend 256mb. Going forward, any decent game that comes out will require more ram on your video card. I would recommend no less then 256mb's.

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    Default Re: best bang for $150 to $200

    Hope this thread isn't dead yet...

    What does everyone think of a RADEON 9800 PRO ?
    I've seen a Saphire 256 9800 PRO go for $159 on Newegg.
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    Default Re: best bang for $150 to $200

    Funny, I've seen it for a hell of a lot less on Newegg...

    A 9800 Pro is a great card, and though being two generations behind (well, 1.1 generations behind, we'll call it), it's not bad for it's price range. However, it's price range is not $150-$200. It goes for $120-$150, depending on the brand. It's a lot less if you get it refurbished, and even less if you get it used.

    For the $150-$200 range, a 6600GT is perfect. A 6800 is actually better for that range if we're talking about AGP (which we are since a 9800 Pro comes into question), but it won't be as low as $159 (assuming you don't get it refurbished or used).

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