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Old 12-02-2005, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I have a Dell Dimension 4600 that I bought for my wife's business a year ago. I want to be able to play games on it, but the integrated graphics card is just not doing it.

After reading through some of the articles on this site I decided I wanted to go with:

Video Card: BFG GeForce 6600 GT OC AGP8X 128MB Dual DVI-I TV-OUT Video Card Retail Box

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Power Supply: Fortron FSP/SPI SAGA AX450-PN 450W ATX12V 20/24PIN Power Supply W/ 120MM Fan P4 AMD Ready Retail

I have never upgraded a computer before and just wanted to make sure that this would work. This comes to about $350 CAD and is the upper limit of my budget to make this work. I have read suggestions of saving and buying a new computer, but I won't be doing that for about 2-3 years.

As for games I want to play: Age of Empires 3, FPS, etc. I don't care about having the greatest graphics possible at this time, I just want something that doesn't slow to about one frame per minute in a fight.

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Old 12-03-2005, 12:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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6600GT = good choice
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The AGP version of the 6800 GS is due out in a week or so...
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The AGP version of the 6800 GS is due out in a week or so...
How much is it expected to go for? After a mail in rebate I am getting the 6600GT for $200 CAD. I really can't spend more than this.
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i assume that pc does have an AGP slot? 6600gt is a good choice but if you could get an AGP 6800gs (if you can afford it, i can't ) that will last you a lot longer
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