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How much would you spend on a video card?
less than $100 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
between $100 and $150 7%  7%  [ 4 ]
between $150 and $200 11%  11%  [ 6 ]
between $200 and $300 20%  20%  [ 11 ]
between $300 and $400 22%  22%  [ 12 ]
More than $400 (read: MUST... HAVE... MORE... FPS) 19%  19%  [ 10 ]
More than $400 (read: MUST... HAVE... MORE... FPS) 19%  19%  [ 10 ]
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 Post subject: How much would you spend on a video card?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:21 am 
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Everybody's got their limits-- I have mine.

I refuse to spend more than $200 on a video card.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:35 am 
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about 200bucks. 250bucks is pushing it for me already.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:28 am 
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anywhere between 150 and 250 is my range. and i only get a new card if its a needed upgrade, GeForce3 ti up to 9600xt and next ....who knows 9800 series, or if i wait an x800 but it'll be a long wait for that


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:58 am 
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I've spent ~$325 on virtually every quality video card I've ever bought. ;-)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:45 am 
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$280 seems to be my max


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:46 am 
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Maybe once I get a job I could afford a card that costs over $100.

As it is, I don't play that many FPS games (First Person Shooter), and am primarily TBS and RPG. RPG does require a good card, but I don't have any RPG games newer than 2002. :P

Getting 25FPS in Balmora, Morrowind :)

Currently running on an FX 5200 that was purchased for ~$60 :lol:

Dan O.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:50 pm 
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well, since i spent $290 on my video card i had to say between $200 and $300.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 2:05 pm 
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Like with a CPU, it depends on what type of rig I'm wanting. I don't want to buy a card only to have it not be able to get decent framerates shortly thereafter (Doom3). So I would probably buy the newest, fastest gpu on the market that met my criteria. Not that I'm rich or anything, that's just the way I look at it. Nothing at all wrong with saving a few bucks (or a few hundred) and buying a Radeon 9700 pro instead of the radeon x800 xt.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 2:58 pm 
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athlon11 wrote:
well, since i spent $290 on my video card i had to say between $200 and $300.


same boat.


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cigar3tte wrote:
athlon11 wrote:
well, since i spent $290 on my video card i had to say between $200 and $300.


same boat.
what card did you get?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:32 pm 
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Once upon a time, I spent $400 on a Hercules Geforce2 GTS 64MB vid card. Never again. I'm still running this card on my main system, by the way.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 4:09 am 
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As long as I get over 30 FPS I'm satisfied. Would I like faster frames rates? Sure but spending another $100 - $200 to get it is another thing.

I'm using a 9600 Pro right now and get decent frames rates in UT 2004 at 1600x1200 with full everything! I paid $299 (Canadian) when the card first came out and it's still doing the job fine.... Until I get Doom 3. :(


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 4:20 am 
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For me it's all mental...money is not an issue for me, but can't seem to bring myself to spend over $150 for a video card...Bought my 9700 a year ago for $150 (from a friend on another forum) and it has held up well....Until Doom3 came along :lol: :?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:47 am 
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i would spend 200$, but i got my 9800pro for free (the gf gave it to me as a gift)...i like that much better


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