recommend a video card v. pci-x16

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  1. Seluryar

    Seluryar Active Member

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    Hi all, need recommendations for a vid card for this summer, my target is 128-256 for <$175

    it will be used mostly for flight and rail simulations and racing games with a side order of 3d modeling

    what i mean for summer is, i plan to purchase it in either june or july.

    i want to get my computer ready for Test Drive Unlimited :hs:


    another question,
    if i have an invidia chipset in my mobo, could i still use an ati vid card? if not, then oh well, i have little knowledge in either ATI or Nvidia, and the nvidia cards confuse me with all the different brand names.


    thanks in advance! :wavey:
     
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    eVGA 6800GS (N391)
     
  3. Seluryar

    Seluryar Active Member

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    thanks, anyone else?
     
  4. James Bond

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    asus x600?
     
  5. Seluryar

    Seluryar Active Member

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    would Diamond be any good?
     
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    diamond is alright i have the x600 and i like it, what are you gonna be doing with it?
     
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    nVidia is by far prefered over ATi.
     
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    geforce 6800gs is your best bet. 180 bucks on newegg, and if you are lucky, you can unlock the quad pipes.
     
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    Just get the 7600. Its replacing the 6800 gs
     
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    Seluryar Active Member

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    Test Drive Unlimited ,Trainz Railroad sim 2006, MS Flight Sim X, might throw in a little Battlefield 2, some 3D modeling, photo editing.
     
  11. James Bond

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    ya those games require some power, mabye the radeon 850xt??? you can find it on newegg for $150 now. but i have the x600 and when I overclock it I can play BF2 on high settings
     
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    i dont need the games go be on the highest settings, maybe id have them on medium high or maybe medium.

    but,

    my mobo has an nvidia chipset, will i still be able to use an ATI card?

    i dont plan on overclocking anything for a while also.
     
  13. James Bond

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    ya you could still use an sti card, but i would just find an nvida one if i had an nvida mobo:wiggle:
     
  14. Seluryar

    Seluryar Active Member

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    can you recommend either GS or GT?
     
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    Seluryar Active Member

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    so, now i guess im looking at the 850xt....
     
  16. James Bond

    James Bond Guest

    good choice
     
  17. P07r0457

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    poor choice. Get the nVidia.
     
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    i got a few months before i make my decision :hs:
     

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