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    hey peeps, im new here, but iim prety computer savvy....well ne way, i was wondering if theres ne cards out there that'l play doom 3 and upcoming half-life 2..im dying to play em..my card is running only 68 mb of memmory, and can BARELY run the sims two, and i know for sure it wont run half-life 2 ....so, well, im running a vga adapter, with windows xp, 60 G hard drive, and 250 mb of memmory..and im running a P4 at 2.80 GHZ..im looking for a card with atleast 156 mb of memmory without busting my budget of $300..ne help would be much abliged

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    Re: dont want to bust the bank!!

    If that is in US dollars you could buy a 6800 for slightly under $300.

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    • #3
      Re: dont want to bust the bank!!

      You still won't be able to play Doom 3. You'll need at least another 256MB of RAM. I'd suggest you grab a stick (assuing you're in the U.S.) of Corsair Value Select PC3200 for about $45 off of Newegg.com, along with an eVGA GeForce 6800 for about $270. I think there's also a slightly more expensive model of the same card that comes with Doom 3, so you could get that and justify the cost because it will come with Doom 3.

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        Re: dont want to bust the bank!!

        I also think you wld be better off spending some cash on some sys mem!!! then you can

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        • #5
          Re: dont want to bust the bank!!

          If your really lookin to get best value-for-money, look into eBay. You'll find 6800's there for cheaper then you'll get at newegg.
          Be mindful of the perils that surround bidding though. The worst one I've seen so far is ppl claiming a 6800 to be 256mb, when its 128mb at 256bit. So make sure you know what your doin.

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          • #6
            Re: dont want to bust the bank!!

            If buying off ebay and want to use the $300 then you should be able to find a 6800GT slightly under $300. I think last time I checked they were going for around $250

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            • #7
              Re: dont want to bust the bank!!

              Originally posted by over_kill
              hey peeps, im new here, but iim prety computer savvy....well ne way, i was wondering if theres ne cards out there that'l play doom 3 and upcoming half-life 2..im dying to play em..my card is running only 68 mb of memmory, and can BARELY run the sims two, and i know for sure it wont run half-life 2 ....so, well, im running a vga adapter, with windows xp, 60 G hard drive, and 250 mb of memmory..and im running a P4 at 2.80 GHZ..im looking for a card with atleast 156 mb of memmory without busting my budget of $300..ne help would be much abliged
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