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I need some help choosing a videocard and soundcard for certain price.

By awsskater892
Jun 23, 2006
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  1. Hi, I have a computer and the video card is VERY crappy and im not even using a sound card, just whats on the motherboard. I really want the best for my money, but dont want to spend much.

    For the video card it has to be agp 4x, and im hoping to spend not much more then 100-120$

    And for the sound card i want it to be pritty decent, best possible for about 60-90$.

    Any suggestions will help. thanks -Nick
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    What is your motherboard and CPU?
  3. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    cpu:
    intel pentium 4
    package: pga-423
    1.90ghz.

    motherboard:
    Manufacturer:supermicro
    Model:p4sta, pcb version
    chipset: i850, rev. a2

    graphic interface:
    version: agp version 2.0
    transfer rate: 4x
    Max. supported: 4x
    sideband: enabled

    Memory:
    Type: rdram
    Size: 512mb
    Channel #: dual

    Hope this helps, thanks
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    with that setup I would look for a radeon 9800 pro. anything beyond that would be bottlenecked by your system and a waste of money.

    Or if you like Nvidia, the 6800XT
  5. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    sounds good but what about the sound card??? anyone?
  6. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    could you give me a link to a good radeon 9800 pro or stuff like that cuz there are just so many choices im getting lost
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