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graphics card for an older pc... again

Postposted on Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:51 pm

Wow this is my first time in the forums. I know this question is very similar to this post http://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30929 but it did not answer my question. Here is my computer:

Pentium 4 1.7ghz
Intel D850GB mobo (socket 423 grrrrr..)
1280 mb of rdram
Geforce 2 MX 400

I want to spend less than $100 on a graphics card. I am looking at a Geforce 6200 and want to know if it is a good choice. I have read that a Geforce 6600 offers better performance (obviously). But is it worth the extra $50? The motherboard is limited to 4X agp. Are there better choices (maybe ATI or an older geforce 5 series card)? Thanks in advance.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:19 am

go buy a 9600XThttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102326 great little card, good gaming too.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:13 am

I want to spend less than $100 on a graphics card.
Ok.
I am looking at a Geforce 6200 and want to know if it is a good choice.
Yes.
I have read that a Geforce 6600 offers better performance (obviously). But is it worth the extra $50?
Yes.
The motherboard is limited to 4X agp.
Irrelevant.
Are there better choices (maybe ATI or an older geforce 5 series card)?
No.
Thanks in advance.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:23 am

Radeon 9600Pro and 9600XT are probably the best performers for under $100. I would not purchase an NVidia-based card lower than the GeForce 6600.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:32 am

Heres a pretty good deal on an XT...that will make your rig take notice :wink:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 814102326R
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Postposted on Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:33 am

I have been reading some reviews and the 9600XT looks like a good choice. I think I might go that route.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:38 am

Welcome to the forums 8)
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Postposted on Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:56 pm

LicketySplit wrote:Heres a pretty good deal on an XT...that will make your rig take notice :wink:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 814102326R


I already posted that link lickity...Trying to steal my thunder? :wink:
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Postposted on Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:02 pm

Philldoe wrote:
LicketySplit wrote:Heres a pretty good deal on an XT...that will make your rig take notice :wink:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 814102326R


I already posted that link lickity...Trying to steal my thunder? :wink:

Except Lickety's is a refurb that's $21.99 cheaper :wink:
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Postposted on Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:08 pm

I just picked up an MSI 5200 for $34. I have no need for 3d-age. At Newegg.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:24 pm

WTF? Nick changed back??
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Postposted on Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:59 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Philldoe wrote:
LicketySplit wrote:Heres a pretty good deal on an XT...that will make your rig take notice :wink:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 814102326R


I already posted that link lickity...Trying to steal my thunder? :wink:

Except Lickety's is a refurb that's $21.99 cheaper :wink:


My dont i feel dumb. :lol:
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