#1
so im going to be getting guild wars for my pc soon, and i want to know what is the cheapest, but most effective video card i should buy?
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whoops my bad dude

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#4
I assume the motherboard is PCIe?

And you just want to play Guild Wars?
#6
Intel or ATI? if Intel get 8800GT if your Motherboard is compatible.

If you have ATI, get intel
#7
No need for an 8800 if you just want to play Guild Wars. Just get something cheap but decent.
#8
Right now, the best value is the ATI Radeon 4850. It costs $200, but if you want something cheaper, just tell me a price and I will tell you what card is best for the price.
#9
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Right now, the best value is the ATI Radeon 4850. It costs $200, but if you want something cheaper, just tell me a price and I will tell you what card is best for the price.

i have $150 minus the cost of guild wars
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i have $150 minus the cost of guild wars


i've got guild wars and it's not graphically demanding at all, you cud probably run it on a Geforce 5 tbh on medium settings.
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#12
at my local shopping center, $29.82
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#14
Yeah, but the 8800GS is close to the same price as a 8660GT or 8600GTS. And it's much cheaper than a 8800GT or higher.
#15
thanks, but what if my main comp. part stores(circuit city, best buy)don't have that model?
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#16
It's gonna be $1313831 more expensive at circuit city and best buy. Newegg = epic win, just order it.
#17
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It's gonna be $1313831 more expensive at circuit city and best buy. Newegg = epic win, just order it.


^He's right, but not in the sense that you should get an 8800. Guild Wars will run on a stone age card. :p
#18
If he wants to spend the amount he told us, that's the card he should get. It's only $80 after rebate.
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#19
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i've got guild wars and it's not graphically demanding at all, you cud probably run it on a Geforce 5 tbh on medium settings.

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i've had the same decision a while back. and when i found out my comp was too old to support anything more than 256mb i was depressed. so i just went and bout a 90$ 256 mb graphics card and guess what, guild wars worked perfectly on the highest settings, no lag nothing. and i only have 512 ram btw
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#20
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i've had the same decision a while back. and when i found out my comp was too old to support anything more than 256mb i was depressed. so i just went and bout a 90$ 256 mb graphics card and guess what, guild wars worked perfectly on the highest settings, no lag nothing. and i only have 512 ram btw


exactly, getting something like an 8800 or 8600 would be the biggest freakin waste of money EVER. He's trying to play Guild Wars, not Crysis.

Get yourself either a 128 or 256mb nVidia just make sure the GPU is a decent speed and you'll be absolutely fine.

and while you're at it, buy yourself the orange box
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#21
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It's gonna be $1313831 more expensive at circuit city and best buy. Newegg = epic win, just order it.

im not one that orders online very often(paranoia about lost orders and whatnot)plus, i don't like the wait
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#22
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im not one that orders online very often(paranoia about lost orders and whatnot)plus, i don't like the wait


Newegg is awesome. It takes like 3 days for you to get it. And they have amazing customer support. They are one of the most trusted online PC part stores. They won't screw you over.

Guild wars doesn't need that card, but it would be much more enjoyable with a good card.
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#23
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Newegg is awesome. It takes like 3 days for you to get it. And they have amazing customer support. They are one of the most trusted online PC part stores. They won't screw you over.

what would you say is the most graphically demanding game that can be run with this hardware
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#24
What CPU do you have? If you have a good CPU, this card can probably play Crysis on medium to high settings.
#25
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What CPU do you have? If you have a good CPU, this card can probably play Crysis on medium to high settings.

intel pentium 4 2.0 Ghz
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#26
Oh. That's gonna bottleneck the card because it's too slow. Get something else.

Your motherboard probably doesn't have a PCI-e slot if you have an old Pentium 4. Can you download this, go to the mainboard tab, and tell me what it says at the bottom under "Graphic Interface?"
#27
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Oh. That's gonna bottleneck the card because it's too slow. Get something else.

Your motherboard probably doesn't have a PCI-e slot if you have an old Pentium 4. Can you download this, go to the mainboard tab, and tell me what it says at the bottom under "Graphic Interface?"

uhh......nothing
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#29
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You don't even have AGP if it shows nothing. You are gonna have to get a PCI card.

This one should work: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102533

awesome price! so just get a pci card?

hey i just went to "can i run this?" or whatever it's called, and i found that as long as i have a card with hardware t&l, it'll work
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#30
That card is probably the best thing you are gonna get for PCI. Well, maybe not, but the anything better costs way too much.
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#31
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That card is probably the best thing you are gonna get for PCI. Well, maybe not, but the anything better costs way too much.

oh cool, thanks dude!
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