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Old 06-06-2009, 01:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my old pc which has a radeon 9250 AGP won't run L4D and other games so i have decided to get a new video card, what i need help with is what card should i get.

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Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.00 GHz
Mobo: GA-8I848P-G
Ram: 1.2GB
V.Card: Radeon 9250 AGP

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Old 06-06-2009, 02:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what psu do you have?

what is your budget as it may be a better option to piece together a new build.
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my bad, my power supply 430w and its like 200 bucks
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lets see. can you cannibalize your current computer and add a new mb, ram and gpu?
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Okay, this is pretty tentative, but it would be a huge upgrade for you.

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - Foxconn A7GM-S 2.0 AM2+ / AM3 Ready AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - ASUS EAH3450 SILENT/DI/512MD2 Radeon HD 3450 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Total comes to $212.92 after shipping, then you get 10 bucks back in an MIR.

Now with the 3450, you can hybrid crossfire with the onboard and nearly double the performance you get in gaming.

We could stick with 2gb of RAM and get a better video card like a 4670, but it would still be over 200 bucks, and this way, you aren't spending a lot of money on a mediocre video card now, and ou can replace the 3450 later with a better card.
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^^ that way is much better than dropping money on a new agp video card.
If you go this route you will have future upgrade possibilities were as your current system has no viable ways to upgrade.
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AM3 upgrade option later on down the pike is always nice. :P
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kk so hybrid crossfire 9250 with the 3450 is possible? Epic.
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lol i don't think so...
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