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Which Video Card?

by Don12653 / June 27, 2006 6:04 PM PDT

Hehe... My Dell 8300's graphic card is getting old, and since I'm a big gamer, what card should I get? Preferably under $100... My old card is a Nvidia FX 5200, and I don't have a PCI-E slot. Should I get a new card, a new motherboard plus card, or a whole new computer?

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The 5200 is easily trounced by...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2006 10:04 PM PDT
In reply to: Which Video Card?

Even the 5700. You can find those and better for your price range.

Bob

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$100 agp video cards
by ramarc / June 28, 2006 2:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Which Video Card?

CC has a geforce 6200 agp for $30 after rebate.

you can get the pricing below from web shops.
$105 - radeon x1600pro agp (after rebate)
$90 - radeon x1300 ago (after rebate)
$75 - geforce 6600 agp (after rebate)

all of these cards will be big upgrades over fx5200.

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Crossfire?
by Don12653 / June 29, 2006 1:50 AM PDT
In reply to: $100 agp video cards

But in the end, I won't have Crossfire or SLI, and I'll have to get a new PC eventually... I'm thinking of making a PC since everyone says it's cheaper. Any thoughts or good places to start?

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No specs...................
by logger99 / June 30, 2006 8:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Which Video Card?

The 8300 series had various components in them...you didn't list cpu, RAM, etc.......so here's a list of good cards that are under $100 and should work fine with a bigger cpu:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102342R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102344R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814164066R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102510R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102477R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102362R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102281R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102379R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102268R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102286R

If you've got a 2.4 G or bigger cpu and some decent memory, these cards "should" work (some Dell 8300's came out with ATI 9800 Pro cards!!!!!!!!!!!)....the first one will run circles around the 5200!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These ARE all AGP cards........

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Specs
by Don12653 / June 30, 2006 2:26 PM PDT

Thanks logger99. Here are my specs:

Dell Dimension 8300
P4-3 GHZ
2 GB DDR RAM
Western Digital 120 GB HDD
Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 AGP
Sound Blaster Audigy 2
Everything else is stock...

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6800gs or if you have the money. . .
by paperskys / July 2, 2006 12:50 PM PDT
In reply to: Which Video Card?

Get a 6800gs or if you have the money and power supply a high end 7800gs.

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