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A Good Budget Graphics Card?

Looking to spend around $50-$60 (£25-£30) My brother in law needs a new graphics card for his PC. His given me 50 bucks to work with. I had my eye on the "8600GT GDDR3" they go for around $40-$50 on ebay.

Any advice? He dosn't want to play hard core gaming like GTAIV or Crysis, just needs pretty basic card that can play COD 3, CCS, WoW, AOE3, Halo etc etc.

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Erm, he just said he also wants to to play Test Drive Unlimited (medium settings is cool) and Call of Duty 4. Is the 8600GT GDDR3 any good for that? If not, what card would be best? (no, not the 8800gt or 9800gt, WAY far of budget. I own the 8800GT, but he can't afford it right now.)

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There's a triangle in technology (and other things). The terms "Good", "Fast", and "Cheap" all get their own point on the triangle. As a 'purchaser' or decision-maker, you get to draw a line connecting any two of those points.

Let that inform your decision.
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Well, the best your money can buy with $60-$70 then Any ideas?

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Look at NVIDIA graphic cards.
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^^ touche... for example, what do you have CR?

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