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I'm looking to upgrade from my 128MB DDR ATI Radeon X300 SE PCI-E video card to a 512MB video card.

My System Specs:

-Intel Pentium 4 3.4 GHz with Hyper Threading technology

-800 MHz Front side bus

-1,024MB of memory, will be upgrading to at least 2GB of memory with video card purchase

-250 GB Hard drive at 7200 rpm

-8x DVD+R/RW DL drive

-DVD-ROM drive

-Video Card:ATI Radeon x300se with 128MB DDR memory

PCI-E x 16 (Express) interface

64-bit memory interface

-Power supply:AC input voltage (47-63Hz):



DC output wattage: 300 Watts

So far, I've found 2 "affordable" video cards, and I'd like to receive some assistance with which I should purchase, either one of those 2 or another video card anyone knows of that's as good/better than the two I've found.

Circuit City: http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/VisionTek-Xtasy-Radeon-X1300-Video-Card-X1300512PCIE-/sem/rpsm/oid/143571/catOid/-13043/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Tiger Direct: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1906437&CatId=0

I've also seen some mention of an additional power supply with the upgrade of a video card, and I'd like to know if I would need an additional power supply and/or anything else when I purchase the video card.

Thank You, any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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How much are you willing to spend...?

I suggest the NVIDIA 7600GT which is a huge upgrade over the card you have now. Along with that, EVGA offers a trade-up program in which you can get a discount on a new video card as it becomes available by trading in your old one, given as long as you haven't overclocked or anything...

I say it's a good deal.



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Newegg.com has them from $111.

As to the cards, I can't believe how much cheaper cards have gotten in 3 years. It's crazy.

I have teh same car, the x300 but it is onboard so it is called the express 200.

I dont' see the one for $111.00. Am I too late? If not can someone specifically point that out on the link or is it really over with (the deal).

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