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Wanting to Buy good gfx card for about $250

By Sexy-Beast-Joel
Dec 9, 2006
  1. Hey,
    I have AGP version 3.0 slots and I was lookin to buy a new gx card for about $250 can anyone point me towards a good cad for around $250
     
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    What kind of gaming do you want to do?

    Hard-core ( F.E.A.R, Oblivion, Battlefield series )
    General gaming ( Solitare, Hearts, Minesweeper :haha: )

    If you really want to game spend your money on upgrades like the Mobo to a x16 PCI-E bus slot, Atleast a 2.0GHz CPU ( so you can run smoothly ), 1-2 Gigs of RAM ( depending on how much money you want to spend )

    Motherboard:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127013

    Processor:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103029

    RAM:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145566

    Total: $317 with shipping, Not too high over your main budget and you can get a better videocard

    Also if you get this set make sure your Case can hold a Micro ATX mobo

    But if you want to stick with your AGP videocard I dont know your speed ( x2 / x4 or x4 / x8 ) so I cant help you there but go to www.newegg.com and there is really cheap AGP videocards for about $150 that will let you play any game.

    Here is a ATI videocard:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814103005

    Here is a nVidia videocard:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150210

    Hope I helped, If you have any questions just ask :D
     
  3. Sexy-Beast-Joel

    Sexy-Beast-Joel TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I just wanted the best gfx $250 can buy

    I appreciate that mate but I don't want a new system just the best gfx card money can buy for $250



    Thanks
     
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Oh so the best you can get with $250?

    Thought you ment a good card but isnt very expsensive :haha:

    Well do you know your speed? ( x2 / x4 or x4 / x8 )?

    If you have 4x / x8 then here is a good videocard:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143046

    It has a good ammount of Pixel Pipelines and the clock speed is pretty good
     
  5. Op2

    Op2 TS Rookie Posts: 86

  6. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    That's actualy quite good, Good find Op2! :D
     
  7. Sexy-Beast-Joel

    Sexy-Beast-Joel TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Sorry I dunno

    How do I find out the x and I'd be happy to check and tell ya
     
  8. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Tell us the name and model of your motherboard and we can tell you if it has a 4x AGP slot or 8x AGP slot.

    I would highly expect it is an 8x AGP slot, since 4x AGP is really old now.

    Once you confirm that you have an 8x AGP slot (which it probably is), go ahead and get one of the above suggestions.
     
  9. Sexy-Beast-Joel

    Sexy-Beast-Joel TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    P4s800-mx Se

    I have a Asus P4S800-MX SE
     
  10. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 403

    If he has an AGP 3.0 slot, it'll take an 8x AGP card.
     
  11. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Ah ok Sghiz

    I didnt really know what he ment by 3.0 slot because Im not a expert on AGP bus slots ;)
     
  12. hewybo

    hewybo TS Maniac Posts: 435

    I would recommend a GeForce 6600GT. I and my sons have had excellent results with them- really good for AGP cards. Just my 2 cents-

    I would recommend a GeForce 6600GT. I and my sons have had excellent results with them- really good for AGP cards. Just my 2 cents- although I hear there is a 7800 series- have no experience with it, though http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143046
     
  13. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

  14. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 403

  15. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    A X1950PRO AGP videocard is coming out? That's awesome!
     
  16. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190

    yup

    It'll even outmuscle the 7800gs
     
  17. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Yeah that is true. But for now, the 7800GS is king. For best bang-for-buck, I recommend the X800XT/X850XT. They're pretty powerful cards and can run most games out there maxed out. But they do not have SM3.0 support so they're not too future proof. But they're great cards nevertheless.
     
  18. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Yeah what surprised me was that the 6200 PCI videocard has SM 3.0 :haha:
     
  19. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    All the 6 series GeForce cards have SM 3.0 support but yeah, it's the last thing I expected PCI to support. I also thought it would be the best available for PCI, until the X1300 PCI was released ;).
     
  20. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Theres a 128-Bit X1300 PCI now.

    There is a 256 and 512MB AGP X1950PRO available on zipzoomfly.com :)
     
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