budget high end nvidia card?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by manothehour, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. manothehour

    manothehour Master Guru

    Messages:
    922
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    PNY GeForce FX 5200 128 MB
    hi, im on a budget, of say 100-200 dollars. could i get a card that will run all the new games well with that amount of money, or could someone point me in the right direction for a card that is cheaper but still runs new games well?
     
  2. Vinnie

    Vinnie Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    7,680
    Likes Received:
    17
    GPU:
    2x AMD R9 290X
    for 200 dollar, u can buy a mid-range card like the 6600gt or 6800. It runs the newer games pretty well. So go for the 6600gt or the 6800, its ur choice :)
     
  3. DrFreeze

    DrFreeze Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    4,858
    Likes Received:
    1
    GPU:
    MSI GT740 2GB
    6800 is well recommended, it ourperforms the 6600gt, and in some cases can be unlocked to near 6800GT speeds
     
  4. outbreak123

    outbreak123 Master Guru

    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    MSI GTX 970 TwinFrozr V
    Yeah, a 6800, and you can OC it to GT maybe..
     

  5. Ayune

    Ayune Master Guru

    Messages:
    648
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    Nvidia 6800GT 256mb (AGP)
    Get Leadtek 6800LE and you have a good change to unlock the extra pipes but no guarantee.
     
  6. deathvirus

    deathvirus Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    4,502
    Likes Received:
    2
    GPU:
    RTX 2070 MaxQ 8GB
    the prices of the 6800GT's should be pretty low by now .... u might just squeze in one .....
     
  7. GuitarScott

    GuitarScott Maha Guru

    Messages:
    1,000
    Likes Received:
    1
    GPU:
    BFG 9800GT 512MB
    lol /wrong i want a l337 high end card.. but it has to be less than 200 bux /end wrong

    don't expect a high end video card for 200 bux.. maybe 350...
     
  8. phatbx133

    phatbx133 Master Guru

    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    10
    GPU:
    MSI GTX 1050ti 4GB
    Does your Mobo runs 4x-8x AGP ?

    If you have only 4x then would be better off to get new mobo with 4x-8x AGP OR new PCI-E and get 6600 or GT also try trade your old slow pc2100 for new pc3200 is highly popular choices, get cheap pc3200 along with dual channel set.

    Peace
     
  9. Estima8tor

    Estima8tor Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,575
    Likes Received:
    2
    GPU:
    EVGA GTX 970 FTW
    Yea, thats alot of help.... geeeze..... lol
     
  10. Kain

    Kain Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,857
    Likes Received:
    0
    6800 for sure man.
    Its a great card and a very big boost from your 5200.
    I used to have a 5200 before this one.
     

  11. Kow

    Kow Maha Guru

    Messages:
    1,459
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    HIS Radeon HD 5850
    You're not going to get a AGP 6800GT 256MB for under $300. PCI-E's are probably a bit less.

    Also, just bought a XFX 6800 GT 256MB AGP today, $330. Getting a Zalman VF700-cu and some copper ramsinks, its my duty to beat the Ultra. :p
     
  12. dudecat64

    dudecat64 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,766
    Likes Received:
    8
    GPU:
    xfx 5700xt 8gig
    Wrong at newegg there are many gt's under $300 agp. Here is one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814122195R and cause it is refurbished and most likely most people overclock them to ultra speeds anyways so the warranty is voided so why not get refurbished. Just my 2 cents. Also buy an aftermarket cooler and ur set.
     
  13. Kain

    Kain Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,857
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well, anyway, if you cant afford a 6800GT, go for the 6800NU.

    I dont want to be bad or something but yo can also get an ATI X800GTO2 and unlock it to 16 pipes but those are just for PCI-E.
     
  14. Vinnie

    Vinnie Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    7,680
    Likes Received:
    17
    GPU:
    2x AMD R9 290X
    offtopic - could u pls tell me how the xfx 6800GT AGP performs? cuz iam thinking of buying the same card :)
     
  15. zhackore

    zhackore Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,607
    Likes Received:
    2
    GPU:
    Asus GTX 570
    get the 6800GT for sure, sub 250, save a lil more, or get a little xtra change, it REALLY is WORTH IT !!!!!! like if you don't get the 6800GT from newegg or something, I'll beat you over the head with a plastic hammer man, and I've got a big bad ole plastic hammer in my closet waiting for ya!
     

  16. Kow

    Kow Maha Guru

    Messages:
    1,459
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    HIS Radeon HD 5850
    I've heard people with some bad experiences with refurbished items, and others with fine experiences... I dunno, I just like brand new things.

    And yes I can tell you how it performs when I get it, just got the tracking numbers for the cooling stuff and the VGA card. Shipped same day as I ordered, from both companies. :D
     
  17. dudecat64

    dudecat64 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,766
    Likes Received:
    8
    GPU:
    xfx 5700xt 8gig
    Newegg has a 15day warranty on refurbished items.
     
  18. Wilworin

    Wilworin New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    Geforce4Ti4600
    Im at the same position as manothehour. Only a 2.53ghz P4. Got faster memory though. So, I can either afford a 6600GT with 256meg or a 6800GT with 128megs. I know the 6800GT normally is loads faster, but question is, will it be with such a slow CPU? Im not gonna upgrade the CPU, next time Im changing the whole comp.

    Also, how much would only having 128megs hold me back?
     
  19. dudecat64

    dudecat64 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,766
    Likes Received:
    8
    GPU:
    xfx 5700xt 8gig
    Well u might aswell go 6600gt for now and when u upgrade the whole system buy a 7800 or xt1800 series pci-express videocards then.
     
  20. vidra

    vidra Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,625
    Likes Received:
    14
    GPU:
    EVGA GTX1060 6GB
    IMO you should get the 6800gt. It's a great card at a bargain price. At hi-res with AA and AF enabled the CPU won't have that much of an effect on performance anyway.
     

Share This Page