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Old 05-14-2008, 03:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A good video card?


can anyone suggest me a good video card online, i'm wanting to spend around $100-$200.

my system specs:
Intel processor III 866mhz (-_-)
256MB nvidia geforce FX5200

i looked on the net and people say the FX5200 isn't a good card for games..so can you guys suggest me a gfx card good for games.

also, when it says "AGP 4x/8x", can my computer use it?
because i checked with CPU-Z, and it says

version: AGP version 3.0
Transfer RATE: 2x
max supported: 2x
side band: enabled


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Old 05-14-2008, 03:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Your current setup, being many years old now, wouldn't support a good graphics card
I'd recommend saving up and buying a whole new system. You can build a decent rig for around $500, which would be over 9000 times better than your current computer. Definately worth it, especially if you wanted a graphics card for gaming.

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Old 05-14-2008, 04:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's hardly worth sinking $100-200 into this machine. It's just too old and bottlenecked by a slow cpu and ram. Your PSU likely couldn't handle a higher end agp card. If you can expand your budget a little we can help you put together a new system to build or order that would be much better for gaming.
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmm...ok then, can you guys help me buy a new computer ? im willing to spend under $500..
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This build comes to $493 before mail in rebates and will be a massive improvement over your current system.

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If you buy vista, spend the extra 10 bucks and get 64bit.

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