Best PCIe video card for $160-170us?

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  1. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Dangerously Mirthful
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    I had a member at Elite Bastards asking today and I had absolutely no clue, I haven't been following the mid-level stuff. :oops:

    What's the best card for around that price range would you say?

    ("around" meaning not over $170us)
     
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    That's X700 PRO (256MB) or 6600GT price territory. Lots of brands at +/- $160.
     
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    I guess the 6600GT is still it. I wonder if a 128MB X800 is worth the extra $ (or skipping lunch for a week).
     
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    depending on if he wants to just play current games with good framerates and older games with that and 6xAA(x700 pro)
    or if he's a tech enthusiast who wants to experiment with shader model 3 stuff and still get pretty good gaming experience (6600 GT)

    Also if he happens to have SLI mobo, 6600 GT is a no brainer for possible SLI upgrade in the near future. Kind of a way to get a 6800GT performance but pay it in two smaller payments, and get to play straight away after the first one :)

    In the end, its either x700 pro or 6600 GT. Choose whichever has better price and availability.
     
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