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Graphics Cards I need a new graphics card to run my games but I don't have a high price range. I found 3 for sale on boxing day which will be able to run my games and I would like to know which would be better. I have an HP a1600n desktop and the three graphics cards are: EVGA e-GeForce 7600GT AGP8X Superclocked 512MB Video Card ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 512MB PCI-Express Video Card EVGA 8600GT Superclocked 256MB PCI-Express Video Card they area all priced at $100 Canadian.

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The Evga 7600GT is a AGP, you can't use this.
The ATI 2600 XT is only warranted for 1yr.
The EVGA 8600GT 256Mb is a Limited Lifetime. If only these three than the 8600GT Would be best.
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