What would be the better card? I need something cheap.

socK

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Ok so im on a budget here and need a card that does not require psu connection.

It's an epic battle between http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814133136 FX5700

or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102335 9600xt
or anything else somebody knows of. I just want something dirt cheap to tide this piece of shit over a little longer till I can shell out for a total overhaul. I just want something to run BF2. Medium / low. My GF4 looks like shit (mainly due to the fact thats it's unsupported and is pretty much using a hack to play)
 

DukenukemX

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I didn't know anyone actually still thought about buying an FX video card. Those cards are considered the one failed product that Nvidia created.

By far a Radeon 9600 XT would be worth it. Unless you wanna get involved in the never ending battle to see if the Geforce FX cards were truely a DX9 graphics card.

Of course at the prices you're looking at I'd rather get a Geforce 6600.

Geforce 6600 but 64-bit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814145113

Geforce 6600 128-bit 256 MB but refurbished.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814139173R


I'd get the refurbished but that's me.
 

Skrying

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Get yourself a Radeon 9800 Pro at those prices. They can be found brand new now at around $120.
 

xFuryofFivex

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he cant get a radeon 9800... he has to get one that doesnt require molex connector.. i would say go with the 9600XT

the 9600XT suppots open gl 2.0, has faster core and memory speeds.

i thought the FX series used molex connectors...my gf has a 5600ultra and my friend has an 59xx XT and they both used molex connectors
 

xFuryofFivex

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Skrying said:
Lol, that 6600 will probably soak up more power than the 9800 Pro.

Also, many 6600s have the extra connector.

I'd like to know why he cant use a card that needs a molex connector.

skyring he cant use it... because he said he cant use it...we were helping him with that
 
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