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Thread: $400 To Spend Need a Video Card & Monitor




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    Ok as you can see in my sig, i dont have a great video card. I am saving $400 to buy a new video card and new monitor. I was thinking along the lines of $250 for the card and then the biggest crt i can find at best buy witht he rest of the money.
    Oh Wise Ones i need your advice on which card and monitor to get, this pc was built on my taste and more importantly the expertiese of the people of this forum, now time to finish the project with a nice card and a cost effective monitor.

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    A GF4 Ti4200? Suits the 250 Range.
    Oh wait, US dollars yeah? : omg:
    Heard the FX 5600 weren't that bad.

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    Well i head the 9600 weren't that bad either...going for 125$ US, or was that 150? around there. Will check newegg.com
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    I want a top card for my top machine, if i have to skimp out on a monitor for the time being so be it, but 9600 come on, need something that will dosome real damage. And keep inmind i will be buying only in november, so price drops and such so keep that in mind.
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    Either go with a 9500 pro for 200$ that you can mod into a 9700, or go with a 9700 pro 299. Or a 9800 for 378.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianBatman
    Either go with a 9500 pro for 200$ that you can mod into a 9700, or go with a 9700 pro 299. Or a 9800 for 378.
    you can still get 9500's these days? i thought they were phased out by the 9600s. :confused:
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    you can still get 9500's these days? i thought they were phased out by the 9600s
    I think either A) their second hand or B) your very lucky in finding one. They were phased out by 9600.

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    I don't think there second hand, check out newegg.com they sell one for 205 :cheers:
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianBatman
    I don't think there second hand, check out newegg.com they sell one for 205 :cheers:
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