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hellwolf78
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« on: July 18, 2008, 11:39:29 PM »

i have AMD 64 x2 5.0 / 2gig ddr2 memory and i am looking for a video card either nividia or ati doesnt matter just the best one for the price and that would be $200 i am looking at 8800 9800 4850..i am not really into pc games anymore so i just wanna get read for diablo 3 and etc..thanks for the help.
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 11:55:46 PM »

your computer is pretty close to what the one im building now is. i went with the 4850 both because it looks really solid and it was 150 on sale. However, I can't tell you how good or bad it is. I don't have the entire system ready yet. From the reading around though it sounds like the 4800 series is a great card.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2008, 03:16:24 PM »

Since we have idea when Diablo III will come out, the 4850 would be your best bet.  Shop around and you will find one between $150-$170.
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008, 02:41:42 AM »

If I were building a rig for an upcoming game, I would leave the video card purchase as the last thing right when the game hits stores. Use your old card in the mean time, because as time goes on, new cards come out, prices go down on current cards, and it might even happen that when the game comes out, you'll notice that you might have been better with the $210 card than with the $170 card, so you can make that kind of tradeoff at that point.
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008, 08:23:44 PM »

i do not have an old card i am using the video card from the motherboard and its already built comp
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008, 02:07:39 AM »

Quote from: hellwolf78 on July 21, 2008, 08:23:44 PM

i do not have an old card i am using the video card from the motherboard and its already built comp

Ah, then that changes it of course... You always have the option of getting a $50 video card now and getting a ~$200 better one when that game comes out. The $50 card will probably be better than your motherboard video is, so you'll be able to play all your current games in the mean time. Since the tech always moves and prices do as well, you might actually be better off having spent $250 total ($50 today, $200 later) than if you spend $200 today, depending on how much time away "Diablo 3 and etc" is.  icon_smile Just consider the different alternatives and do what you think is best.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2008, 02:36:58 AM »

tks for the info but i am only asking of now what are the better video card 8800 9800 or the 4500
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2008, 07:13:22 AM »

Quote from: hellwolf78 on July 23, 2008, 02:36:58 AM

tks for the info but i am only asking of now what are the better video card 8800 9800 or the 4500

I have an 8800 and its a great card, but the 9800 will be another iteration above the 8800. Don't know anything about 4500 - won't have an ATI slywink

Personally i'd do a bit of googling for comparisons and see what comes up.

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