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12-25-2007, 06:18 PM
I'm looking at this Bare Bones system. (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3442441&sku=A455-2322%20B)
What card(s) should I get in the $300 range?
I mostly play Half life II mods and Team Fortress 2.
12-26-2007, 10:51 PM
Half Life 2 runs quite well on my X1600 Pro , on the highest settings and maximum resolution . However , if you want to play newer games aswell , either get a GeForce 8800 GT or a Radeon HD 3870 .
12-28-2007, 01:02 AM
I went with a XFX GeForce 8800 GT Extreme 512MB PCIe
Waiting on UPS
12-28-2007, 11:37 AM
That's a good card, but a Radeon HD3870 would be cheaper, but I don't know if it beats the 8800GT, the Radeon HD3870 beats 8800GT in everything except in Texture Operations....
12-28-2007, 05:47 PM
Yeah the 3870 does have good specs compared to the 8800 GT but the GT wins in benchmarks and does even better with Anti Aliasing so you made a good choice.
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