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NEED HELP finding VIDEOCARD and SOUNDCARD for~100$ thats compatible with my system.

By awsskater892
Jun 24, 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$.

    SPECS:
    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
  2. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 278

    but why

    is there a reason why you would like to upgrade those two components?
  3. sellmesanity

    sellmesanity TS Rookie Posts: 268

    why dont you invest in a new motherboard instead? with pci express? lol. actually for an agp port you can get an agp 8x card but it will run in 4x. The geforce fx series might be in your league, check on ebay.
  4. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    haha then can you help me choose a decent motherboard
  5. sellmesanity

    sellmesanity TS Rookie Posts: 268

    first you should specify your complete budget for everything combined. then tell me your goals with this computer. and also, tell me what socket your processor is.
  6. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,763

    If you just want to upgrade those 2 components Id say Radeon 9800 Pro and Sound Blaster Audigy. A 6600GT video card would be a little better but they seem to have alot of problems running at 4x. Id check the sunday sale papers and get a pretty good eMachine for $300-400. Most of the newer ones have PCI-e or AGP slots so you can put in a pretty good video card.
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    But a Radeon 9800PRO or a 6600GT would be an overkill. The CPU will bottleneck them.
  8. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 278

    intel combo

    why dont u get yourself a nice pentium d with descent mobo. im sure the mobo will have onboard video which should be better than your curretn video card epscially if made by intel
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