Picking a card for Mass Effect low budget

By fetfreak · 4 replies
Sep 30, 2008
  1. Ok I want to fresh up my pc so I could play mass effect.
    I have 3.0ghz pentium 4
    1 gb ddr2 ram will buy more
    and my current card doesn't support pixel shader 3.
    Now my mother board needs AGP so I went to local pc shop and there are only two agp cards they have in stock

    MSI GeForce 7600GT 256mb ddr2 128bit
    XFX GeForce 7600GS 512mb ddr2

    so what do you guys think what’s better for mass effect and other current games.
    I think both cards pixel shader 3.0 but I'm not 100% sure.

    I know that even with new card mass effect probably won't run smoothly but I'm willing to play it on lower settings.

    help me out.
  2. Acclamator

    Acclamator TS Rookie Posts: 261

    The 7600 GT is more powerful.
  3. fetfreak

    fetfreak TS Rookie Topic Starter

    and it does have pixel shader 3.0?
  4. Star*Dagger

    Star*Dagger TS Rookie

    I know you mentioned low budget, but buying anything less than an 8 series nvidia or 4000 series ati is really a waste of cash.

    I suggest a new motherboard, cpu and modern gpu.
    If you install a 7 series now, you MIGHT be able to play Mass Effect, but what about 6 months from now? Are you willing to pay every 6 months to play a game that comes out or do it right and have a decent system for 1.5 years?

    Good luck, if you need help putting together parts, pm me, id be glad to help.

    Yours in Gaming Plasma,
  5. fetfreak

    fetfreak TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah I know what you are talking about. I guess it's better to wait and gather money. I'll think it thru.
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