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Old 05-30-2003, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking for some advice on which PCI card would give me the best possible performance in games like RTCW and Q3.

I understand that having an AGP card is pretty important for today's games, but my old pc doesn't have an AGP slot and im not quite ready financially to invest in a new machine yet.

The GeForce FX 5200 PCI looks to me like a pretty good card for being PCI.
Im running a PIII, 800mhz, 512mb sdram, 64mb Geforce2 mx 400, win98se. Would there be a considerable improvement if i bought this card, or would i just be wasting a hundred bucks?

Any suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated .
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Old 05-31-2003, 05:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd just sell that computer you have there, and buy a new one. Just my opinion though.
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Thanks for the reply gemkiller.

I have thought about that before, but I figured that the resale value of an outdated pc like this would be very low. I also have a 433mhz Celeron I could sell. Any ideas how much these could go for?
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IMO....putting a corvett part..into a VW computer...isn't going to help much.
Thats a good point MicroBell, guess ill save my hundred bucks and keep an eye out for a couple of suckers .
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Thats a good point MicroBell, guess ill save my hundred bucks and keep an eye out for a couple of suckers .
There's plenty of them, I sold two 3 dollar Sega Dreamcast games to some guy over the internet for 40 bucks and shipping!
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Old 06-18-2003, 06:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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diesoft ,
even if u got that PCI card ur looking for ur probably need to change it very soon , coz i guess u wont be able to run games soked with graphics...like Splinter cell , Vice city ...etc
dont waste ur money on a dead-card...u could wait untill u get the cash , then go into a new pc
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