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    What Video Card should I buy?

    Hey, Guys!

    I am going to buy a video card today to accompany my purchase of Joint Operations. Problem is, I am computer-retarded. What video card can I buy that will allow me to play, but will not put me back into the poor house?

    QUICK! I'm leaving shortly!

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    Re: What Video Card should I buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by =luna=
    Hey, Guys!

    I am going to buy a video card today to accompany my purchase of Joint Operations. Problem is, I am computer-retarded. What video card can I buy that will allow me to play, but will not put me back into the poor house?

    QUICK! I'm leaving shortly!
    ut oh.. Paul's out working ...

    ATI 9800 XT -
    check your pm's.. also..

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    Re: What Video Card should I buy?

    Yea I really like my ATI 9800 Pro.

    And JO is a snipers paradise Luna..You'll have fun

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    Re: What Video Card should I buy?

    Yes I really like my 9800 pro too. maybe there's an ascii version of JO Luna could play...

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    Re: What Video Card should I buy?

    I always recommend this:

    Go here: http://www.hardocp.com

    Go to the reviews tab and select video cards.

    Read up and decide which card you think best suits your needs.

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    Re: What Video Card should I buy?

    If I'm not too late, I'd recommend the Radeon 9800 Pro 256Meg. That's what I'm looking at getting right now. Last time I looked, it was $266 at www.NewEgg.com

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    Re: What Video Card should I buy?

    Yeah, the 9800 Pro is a good choice. It's really cheap these days compared to its release price. It's such a good card that it'll last a long time and is probably worth getting even if you have a crappy CPU at the moment.
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    Re: What Video Card should I buy?

    Yeah, that's a decent deal if you don't want your old card. But if you're looking for ways to cut corners and don't want to send in a video card, www.newegg.com has 9800Pro 128M refurbs for $166, as well... And NewEgg is famous for standing behind their refurbished products.

    NewEgg's price for a brand new Ati 9800Pro 128? $210 So, if your old card is worth more than $11, I would keep it for the kid's computer or donate it to TG or something...

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    Re: What Video Card should I buy?

    Luna i have a Nvidia FX 5600 256 megs it was $120 at wallmart Its the Asylum BFG Modle and I honesty can't find fault with this card at all It Just Smokes. Plus it has a Liftime Warrenty......

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    Re: What Video Card should I buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by eternal
    Sorry cing I just can't see paying $11 more to get a REFURBISHED card versus a card directly from the manufacturer with a 3 year warranty.
    No, the refurb was much cheaper. I was speaking of a brand new card with warranty for $210.

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    Re: What Video Card should I buy?

    Did you get one, Luna?

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    Re: What Video Card should I buy?

    i'd go with either the top 2 new radeons or geforces...
    I am happy with my Radeon 9800 Pro, but you have to have a mobo that supports it, which i dont yet :P

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    Re: What Video Card should I buy?

    you dont have an agp 4x slot?

    how old is your computer?, and why did you spend so much money on a card you could not use?
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    Re: What Video Card should I buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by =DdogG=
    you dont have an agp 4x slot?

    how old is your computer?, and why did you spend so much money on a card you could not use?
    Well, the 9800 pro support up to 8x, so maybe he has a 4x slot but not an 8x (I don't either, and I just got a 9800 pro).

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    Re: What Video Card should I buy?

    but he said his computer did not support the 9800.... if he has a 9800, he has to have at least a 4x slot... it will not work on 2x....... trust me, I know what the radeon needs, I am just saying that his comment suggested his computer was completely incompatible with the card.
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