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    My firend wants to upgrade his video card.

    He has a GeForce FX 5200 currently.
    Running an Intel Pentium 4, CPU 3.00GHz and he is stuck with AGP.

    His price range is 100-150, but he said he may go as high as $200.

    I recommended the following.
    Geforce 7600 GT on the higher end price range
    or
    Geforce 7600 GS
    Radeon X1650 PRO on the lower price end.

    I don't pretend to be a hardware guru though so I thought I would get your input.

    Thanks.

    EDIT: Yes, this is for gaming primarily.


    I love gaming, mmmmmmmm

  • #2
    Re: Video card recommendations....

    Newegg has a BFG 7800 GS for $160 after MIR.

    BE WARNED it apparently doesn't work with Dells, and he needs to make sure he has an adequate power supply when upgrading from a FX 5200.

    Otherwise, great card for that price.

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    • #3
      Re: Video card recommendations....

      If you wanna go Red...ATI has released an agp version of the X1950Pro card. From what I read it is a good agp solution...but like Coridon stated regarding the 7800gs...you will need a good power supply to run it.

      good luck,

      Chappie

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      • #4
        Re: Video card recommendations....

        I went for the X1950Pro card with a AGP bus. It is the most powerfull card you can get for AGP today. The Powerrequirements are not that steep for the X1950 model as for some of its predecessors.
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        VI VI VI - the number of the beast

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        • #5
          Re: Video card recommendations....

          The information you seek: http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/01/...form-analysis/

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          • #6
            Re: Video card recommendations....

            Personally, I can highly reccommend any BFG 6800 or 7800 series AGP cards.
            I had problems with my 6800GS OC, it worked amazing for a time, then it started to die. Called BFG, recieved a new one, only it crashed and gave flashing textures, bad pixels in every game, could only really run 2D.

            At this point I was pissed, so I called them up, demanded a new card cross-shipped. A few days later, voila a 7800GS! Upgraded for free :)
            It has been working great to this day, even on my older system, having a card like this, pfft I can play any game you throw at it.

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            • #7
              Re: Video card recommendations....

              Yeah, I just bought a 7800GS from a TG member (upgraded from a Radeon 9600XT) and am loving it.

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              • #8
                Re: Video card recommendations....

                He is currently leaning towards the 7800GS, however he has a 350W PSU. Thats is the recommended by nvidia, however I have seen higher recommendations elsewhere. Do you think a 350 will be sufficient or will he need to upgrade?


                I love gaming, mmmmmmmm

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                • #9
                  Re: Video card recommendations....

                  What is the rating on the 12V rail(s)? Should be able to check that against the requirements of the specific card he is looking at. I've heard of people running with a 350 but it all depends on the brand and 12V.

                  I'm running with an Ultra 500W right now...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Video card recommendations....

                    The 7800GS would be great.

                    Is this comp a dell?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Video card recommendations....

                      Not as far as i know. I linked him to these posts so he should be aware of that issue though.


                      I love gaming, mmmmmmmm

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                      • #12
                        Re: Video card recommendations....

                        you wil be able to run it with 350 watts (i ran my 8800 GTS with 350)
                        Current member of the

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