i am beta testing it with an fx5200 card
The FX5200 is a mainstream card and wasn't meant for extreme graphics like the 5700 was. The FX5200 wasn't made for heavy gaming at all. Read about it here:
Nvidia clearly states it at the bottom. Yours is a mainstream model opposed to a performance model so really you don't have a good enough card to justify what performance he'll receive. All I know is that if he gets the eVGA 6800GT he can overclock it up to and possibly past Ultra speeds and that'll handle anything you throw at it maxed out settings. Haven't seen EQ2 yet though either.