Which card to choose?

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  1. Spyrothe

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    Hi guys, I'm planning on changing my graphic card (a NVidia Geforce 2 MX400) for a better one, but I don't know which one to choose. Any ideas? I'd like a good one (new cards or within this past 2 months) and with an average cost.

    What card should I get? Thx in advance :)
     
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    I think that you should get something from ATI's X300-X1300 range or from nVidias 6600-7600 range. Main issue what you will have is your CPU being so old that it can't feed data fast enough to your new GPU.
     
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    My CPU is not that old. I changed it last november, so I don't think that's gonna be a problem :)
     
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    GutterPunk I = Greatest Dood

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    What model motherboard do you have? We will be able to better choose a gfx card per specifications.
     
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    My motherboard is an Asus 440BX AGPset (or 440ZX, I'm looking the CD coz I lost the box)
     
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    Oooops, I thought I had changed that. It's a Pentium 4 2.66 Ghz...
     
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    better... btw. your chipset can't be 440 series since it don't support P4. Get CPU-Z and look what chipset you got. http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
     
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    Yep, you were right. I checked and it says it's a 648FX :)

    Back to the topic, now that we've cleared that, which card should I get? I want a newer one which allows me to play newer games like Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars...
     
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    Ok so you got SiS's chipset.

    For C&C 3 I would say that card from Ati's X8XX range or better, from nVidias cards 6800 or better would do well.
     
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    could you please point me to a page with a card of that kind?
     
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    thx mate, I'll look some things about it (mostly how much it costs, coz I'm not millionaire :p) and will tell ya if I get this one, or if you have time, tell me about some other cards with similar specs and reasonable prices...
     
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    well, where you live ?? I mean back here that kind of card is cheap less than 150€ ... but tell me your price range since it would help me to help you :)
     
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    I'm from Spain, and my range is from for free :p to about 250€ - 300€...
     
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    thx mate, you've helped me a lot :)
     
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    np :)

    you can give some rep ;)
     
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    If you can afford it I would definitely sit around at 1650XT as a minimum which will also set you up for games in the future. I know my friend's struggles in supreme commander I dunno how it would sit with C&C3
     
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    if you were to go with an NVIDIA card, get nothing less than a 7600GS. That card will out perform a 6600, and be similar in performance to a standard 6800 card (non GT/Ultra). If you were to stay with NVIDIA, there's always the 7800GS as the top of the line card on NVIDIA. Those go for about $200 USD...not sure that that translates into in terms of currency though.
     

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