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Old 09-06-2005, 08:31 PM   #31 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102335

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130186

hey its eVGA, lol

EDIT: you can run bf2 on med settings with a mx4000?,which is a 40 dollar card...quote
"Wow this card rocks my sox off!!!
My gaming experience has been improved dramatically!! This is a perfect compliment to my P4 3.8 HT Extreme Edition (which is great) and my 2GB of OZ ram at 533mhz. This beast of a video card can handl... More ยป
My gaming experience has been improved dramatically!! This is a perfect compliment to my P4 3.8 HT Extreme Edition (which is great) and my 2GB of OZ ram at 533mhz. This beast of a video card can handle BF2 whith everything on med looks grea!! HL2 is running at 1280x1024 on high w/ 2x AA! I don't know if I got a boosted card or somthing, but this card is well worth the cash!!! Thanks New Egg for the great deal!!"

perfect for a P4 3.8 EE, shouldnt this guy have a 7800GTX
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:49 PM   #32 (permalink)
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so this Geforce4 MX 4000, with atleast 1GB of RAM will let me play some of the benchmark games(HL2, D3, BF2)? ...if i could spend $100 ish bucks and be done with it (minus shipping of course) i'd be pretty happy. I don't want to mod a PC that is already so low on potential.

I suppose it would be like trying to get more horsepower out of a 1.3l engine, when I could start with a 5.8l engine ...if anyone is catching the reference.
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I just got recommended an ati9000pro and nvidia 5900. Any reason to get either of those?
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The older Dells uses a proprietary connector, but the newer ones use a standard ATX PSU. You can tell by comparing the color of the wires and what pins they're connected to:

Standard ATX pinout diagram here: http://xtronics.com/reference/atx_pinout.htm

Dell PSU pinout diagram: http://pinouts.ru/data/dell_atxpower_pinout.shtml

They sell adapter cables to allow a standard ATX to connect to a proprietary Dell mobo.
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The older Dells uses a proprietary connector, but the newer ones use a standard ATX PSU. You can tell by comparing the color of the wires and what pins they're connected to:

Standard ATX pinout diagram here: http://xtronics.com/reference/atx_pinout.htm

Dell PSU pinout diagram: http://pinouts.ru/data/dell_atxpower_pinout.shtml

They sell adapter cables to allow a standard ATX to connect to a proprietary Dell mobo.
I don't fully understand where you are going with this...
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Old 09-09-2005, 10:14 PM   #37 (permalink)
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For those that have helped me, thank you! I have decided to try out a Radeon 9800 Pro. I see good bench tests with it and its only $90. Pair that with 512MB more RAM and I should be able to play *most* games on high with 1028 resolution.

Maybe later when I have time and money to do a build up I will get something more powerful.
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