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Upgrading an Acer (Need suggestions)

By GRunyon
Jan 30, 2007
  1. Well, I got this brand new Acer Veriton 7600g for free. Considering I sold my old gaming computer for an X360 and was running on a 1.0GHz replacement, I was pretty excited. I opened up the case and noticed that it has an AGP 8x slot along with two more memory slots to fill. I took and put a spare fan in the empty fan port in the back of the case. I also pulled a 300w power supply out of the closet (probably spare from a cheap case purchase) and put that in there to replace the 200w power supply. I had 100 dollars in BestBuy money on a gift card on my wallet so I went out and got two more Kingston 512 and just installed them. Now, I want something sweet to put in the AGP slot. This is why I am posting today. I was thinking about getting the BFG 7800GS but I wanted to get some more opinions, first. I know I am not going to get anything real great, but this thing should at least last me through college. All I play is some strategy and MMO games, anyway... so this computer should last me a while.
     
  2. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    First you will need to replace the powersupply. a cheep 300w won't run a high end card like that. I recomend this powersupply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104954
    It is made by an exelent company (FSP) and will power a card like that and still leave headroom for future upgrades.

    The geforce 7800 is a good card for agp systems but the Radeon X1950 pro is the best agp card currently avalible and rocomended if you can afford it.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=Property&Subcategory=48&Description=&Type=&srchInDesc=&MinPrice=&MaxPrice=&PropertyCodeValue=696%3A9640&PropertyCodeValue=696%3A9639&PropertyCodeValue=679%3A23298&PropertyCodeValue=679%3A24896&PropertyCodeValue=679%3A25339&PropertyCodeValue=679%3A23257
    there are some X1950s
     
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