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Old 11-08-2006, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PCI (Not Express) 3-D card (best choice)

Hey guys I have recently found out that my computer does not have any AGP or PCI-E slots on its motherboard. It is a 2.4 Ghz 1GB Ram Hewlett Packard Media center with an integrated graphics chipset- This Chipset SUCKS BALLS and can not perform worth a ****/ run any game I throw at it (even starcraft = 8+ yrs old wtf!)

SO my question to all of you awseome techsters of ownage out there =

What is the best PCI graphics card I can get for the money?

I'd really like to be able to run DOD source, CS source, the game HUXLEY (coming out soon) and maybe even Battlefield 2 / 2142. I must get a PCI card, upgrading to a new motherboard with PCIe or AGP slots is not an option as it will void my warranty and I am too much of a n00b to put one in anyway.

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Old 11-08-2006, 04:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well your in a pickle.

PCI VGA cards have extremely low bandwith and wont support very many games at all.

I'd bite the bullet and get a new mobo, screw the warranty.


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Old 11-08-2006, 04:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah definately, its time for change mate
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A good PCI card can easily play most modern games at medium settings. Look at the reviews on Newegg.
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you Major and the others of you that have replies so far

I will look into New Egg

I have recently discovered an ASUS PCI video card called the PhysX something or other that claims to be very good. Anyone know about these new ASUS video cards?

Another I have found is the Radeon X1300 PCI graphics card for $129.99. Any thoughto n this chipset?

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Old 11-08-2006, 05:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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PhysX is a physics accelerator card, not a graphics card.

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its not that badd... how long is that warrenty for.. and if you wanna play games my suggestion read up and build a kissarse gamming rigg! :P

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Old 11-08-2006, 07:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Get this.

GPU: DIAMOND X1300PCI256SB Radeon X1300 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Vista Ready Video Card

and this

PHYSX: ASUS 90-C1CHFA-HUAY1 PhysX Processing Unit 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI PhysX P1 Ghost Recon Edition Physics Card

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Old 11-09-2006, 10:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
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umm, the physx card does not help it run video...
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Old 11-09-2006, 01:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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the physx card will only help with games that support the physx accelerator

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