One final decision

By CptFarnsworth
Jun 11, 2008
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  1. Ok. I ahev narrowed down my options for a graphics card update. My motherboard has both PCI and PCI-E X1 slots. The PCI card I am looking at supports DX10, and seems to be able to run most of the games I am looking at. The PCI-E X1 card is $100, when the PCI card is only $65. The PCI-E card also only supports up to DX9. Heres the links to both of the cards. Please let me know your opinion on which is the better buy.
    P.S.-I'm also not sure if my 230W PSU can support the PCI-E card.

    PCI-E X1 card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161197

    PCI card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131082
  2. CptFarnsworth

    CptFarnsworth Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Anyone have any suggestions?
  3. Whiffen

    Whiffen Newcomer, in training Posts: 323

    I would go for the PCI card. The directX10 is a nice feature but for such a cheap card it will only be good for Vista and HD movies. I wouldn't start thinking you could play Crysis or really any other game in higher then DX9. BTW, get the mail in rebate for that card when u get it, it will end up costing you 45$ in the end which is a pretty nice deal.
  4. CptFarnsworth

    CptFarnsworth Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 45

    The PCI card is the one with DX10. The PCI-E one only has DX9. I'm a bit confused, lol. Oh, I read that that rebate is ridiculously long/tedious.
  5. CptFarnsworth

    CptFarnsworth Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 45

  6. Whiffen

    Whiffen Newcomer, in training Posts: 323

    Oh, I still meant for you to get the PCI card, but I was saying the dx10 on it is a nice feature but you might not need it. Never the less it is still the better choice of the two.

    Sorry if I missed the chance, I know this post is a bit old now. The AGP card looks fine to, but the PCI one is a bit better.
  7. teklord

    teklord TechSpot Maniac Posts: 523

    If you are going PCI, get the Albatron 8600 GT direct from Albatron via the website. AGP, Newegg has a 3850 IceQ for like around $200 that looks like close to the best if not the best you will find for AGP.
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