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Old 07-22-2004, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm supposed to be building a system for a friend this weekend, and i'm on a tight schedule. Now his needs are not really oriented toward graphic-intensive games, his son is into like plane simulators and ****, doesn't really care about quality.
He does want it to be a perfect DVD player, so the video card should not have any flaws as far as that goes. He'll be doing some AutoCAD on it, some Mathematica 5, or some **** like that, you know, nothing special. now, my question is, which one of these should I go for?

Oh, and before I start babblin about these, this is the case i'm getting him. I know the mobos garbage, but this is what he wants.
Now, as you noticed, the video is an AGP x4/x2. Now my other question #2 is, can i put a x8 AGP in it, or does the video card have to specify x4/x8? Or is it really worth puttin in a x8 if it would only go at x4

Back to #1:

- nVidia GeForce2 MX 400 - $39

- Sapphire Radeon 7000 Video Card / 64MB SDR / AGP / TV Out & RCA / Lite Version - $35

- Connect3D Radeon 7000 Video Card / 64MB DDR / AGP / TV Out & RCA - $28

-ASUS ATI RADEON 7000 Video Card, 64MB DDR, 64-bit, TV-Out, 4X AGP, Model "A7000/T/64M" - $37

- PNY GeForce FX 5200 128MB AGP Video Card - $60

now, anything else you can come up with that is cheap, reliable, and AGP x4, plz post it here w/ link to store. thank you in advance!!

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Old 07-22-2004, 07:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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oh, and i forgot to mention that it would be GREAT if you could check into whether or not they are compatible w/ the card. Thanks a bunch!

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Old 07-22-2004, 07:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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a couple of more options:

-Radeon 9200SE 128MB 8x AGP Video Card - $50 http://microcenter.com/single_produc...uct_id=0167430

-Champion GeForce2 MX400, 64MB SDRAM - $50, http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...93736&pfp=cat3

- Predator MX 4000 Plus 8x AGP, 128MB DDR - $70

and by the way, i'm heading there tomorrow so i REALLY would enjoy some quick replies. thanks.
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Old 07-22-2004, 08:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How come didnt put GF4 out?

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Old 07-22-2004, 08:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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beats me.... cuz i didn't find it cheap?
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all 8x AGP cards are backwards compatible, meaning that you can use them with a 4x/2x mobo, the card will only run at 4x max. it would probably be cheaper to just get a 4x card, but if he wants to upgrade in the future then I would get the 8x
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Old 07-22-2004, 09:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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rgr. thank you.

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