Video Card recommendation

Question

I'm thinking of getting a new Video card given that the one i've got now isn't up to it on Far cry(ATI9200,though doom3 works fine!)but its all a bit confusing.Like how does a 9600XT compare with a basic 9800, or which Nvidea based one is equiv. Basically i need help.

Which one should I get given the following.

$200-$250 Budget.

I dont want to start messing with fancy power supplies and such.

Thanks.

Jose D

Answer

This question was answered on December 1, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The best card you can get in that price range is Radeon 9800 pro http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-268&depa=1 Its out of stock, should be back in stock in about a week

If you can stretch a little bit more for 270$ you can get a much better card a Geforce 6800 But you MAY run into problems with your PSU http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-150-068&depa=1

Little bit under your price range but still a good card a Geforce FX5900XT Best bang for your buck http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-164-018&depa=1

These are the best cards in a price range of 170-270$

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Posted by Jerry of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 1, 2004