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Apeks3
24th Jun 2005, 16:14
Does anyone have any idea of what the cheapest graphics card is that will definitly play this game (and with which drivers). I don't intend to swap out my Radeon 9200 for an expensive card just to play this game!

Aris666
25th Jun 2005, 01:10
The ATI 9800 pro is your best bet, i think its only under 200$ and this card is still powerful even on todays standard or a 9600 xt which is slower than a 9800 pro but cost under 100$. go to this site http://www.pricewatch.com/, they sell very cheap computer hardware :thumbsup: .

Apeks3
25th Jun 2005, 12:46
Thanks for the link, unfortunately I live in England so the Customs tax makes it prohibitive. In the UK manufacturers tend to just change the $ sign for a £ sign so that doubles the cost! I will check out these cards on Ebay, but I didn't want to spend twice the cost of the game just to get a graphics card that would play it. My 9200 series has played every other FPS currently on the market so the plan was to buy a real cheap card, play the game then sell the game and card as a bundle on ebay!

[T]Frost
26th Jun 2005, 07:25
get a 6600GT, best value card out there atm :)

Apeks3
26th Jun 2005, 19:14
I have found a Radeon 9600 XT that's quite cheap(£80) I'm going to give that a try! Here's hoping for the best!

[T]Frost
27th Jun 2005, 07:37
lol u should have got a 6600GT :(

Apeks3
27th Jun 2005, 13:50
It was bad enough having to fork out twice the price of the game for a graphics card that I intend to sell with Snowblind after I have played it. But the cheapest 6600GT I found was £110 and I didn't want to pay 3 times the games price just for the pleasure of playing Snowblind! :rolleyes:

[T]Frost
28th Jun 2005, 04:45
the 6600GT would enable you to play the lastest games for a while yet..
while that 9600XT wont even play the latest games now

Aris666
28th Jun 2005, 05:02
Frost']the 6600GT would enable you to play the lastest games for a while yet..
while that 9600XT wont even play the latest games now
Are you out of your ****ing mind???? 9600xt cant play latest games now??? tell me what games it doesnt work on??? maybe you mistaken it to a gforce 2/4 mx card. FYI 9600 xt is powerful enough to run Doom 3, Hl2, Farcy and etc with good fps, given that your other hardwares are up to par but its obvious 6600 gt is a lot better.

[T]Frost
29th Jun 2005, 14:14
9600XT imo is only just playable for the latest games, and u have to have low resolutions..
why not just pay the little extra for a 6600Gt that will last you maybe a couple of years?

Apeks3
30th Jun 2005, 23:15
Sorry about the debate over XT v GT ! The whole idea was NOT to pay "a little extra". I wanted the cheapest card that would run THIS game. I have no problem running any other game with what I have. I also don't believe that whatever I buy will be future proof for a 'couple of years', as I truly believe programmers are a bunch of idle sods that will ALWAYS design for the most up to date hardware to compensate for their lack of programming ability, (why struggle to make a program run efficiently with code when you can make the hardware do it for you - and to hell with the end user expense to constantly upgrade). Any card you buy today will not be worth a fig in 6 months time. Ergo, I wanted the CHEAPEST card to run THIS game and I hope I've got it - rant over.
Thread ended (I hope!)
Thanks for the input guys. :cool:

[T]Frost
1st Jul 2005, 03:19
waste-of-£110 *cough* what..? :P