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new card, maybe 7600GS, but what?

By rwillis
Mar 9, 2007
  1. I just determined that my 6600GT is gonna kick the bucket real soon, and it pretty much already has anyway. I need a new card that will play FEAR, FSX, etc to a reasonable degree of prettyfulness. The 6600GT was great, played everything as well as I wanted, but now that I'm gonna have to buy a new card I figured I might as well upgrade, if not that drastically, because I'd really like to spend ~$120 or less. I had my eyes on the 7600GS 256 AGP, but I cant decide which make to get. Any ideas? BTW:my last card was an ASUS, and its dead now, so, does that mean I shouldnt trust another ASUS card?

    Thanks.

    DEAD 6600GT 128
    WinXP HomeSP2
    VIA k8t800
    Athlon64 3200+ 2.0ghz
    1gig ram
     
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    It's all personal preference for brands; both of my nVidia cards have been eVGA...but that's a coincedence ;) . The best card that's on agp isn't out yet...the Radeon X1950. The 7600GS is good for moderate gaming, and will be able to play FEAR on medium-high settings w/o soft shadows or whatever that feature is :mad: . Just make sure your power supply is powerful enough.
     
  3. rwillis

    rwillis TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Oh yeah, I've got a 350W PSU.

    How powerful is powerful enough?
    Someone on another forum said he recommended no less than 450W just for a 6600gt, which seemed absurd.
     
  4. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Look at my guide in my signature and find out how many amps you have on the +12V Rail.
     
  5. rwillis

    rwillis TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Thanks! Maybe I should have looked for that before posting...
     
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