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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Schultz66, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Schultz66

    Schultz66 Member

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    For under $100 what is the best video card i could get for gaming on a pc?
     
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    Waymon3X6 Regular member

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    For a gaming pc? Ha, you'll need more than 100 bucks bud.

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  3. Schultz66

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    I no I cant get anything like GeForce 8800 GTX, I just want a card for my older pc that would at least work with the elder scrolls 4 oblivion or final fantasy 11, incase something in my pc messes up again and im stuck with nothing while its getting fixed
     
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    even for an older pc, you still need more than $100 for a decent gaming card.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    what is the make & model# of the computer or motherboard to see what you have for expansion slots like pci, agp(2x,4x,8x) or unlikely pci/e 16?
     
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    Considering the 7600GT is almost as fast as the 8600GT id just go for that. After all it IS 50 bucks, and it seems he wants it for his back up PC. What if his PC doesn't even have AGP, that would suck...
     
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    that is why i asked for computer or motherboard info.
     
  10. Schultz66

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    im not home to check right now but i think the motherboard in it right now is an asus and it does have an agp 8x slot
     
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    im1992, that card sucks and is PCI-E.

    The 6800XT is a little more underpowered than the 7600GT. You can get a AGP 7600GT for around 25-30 bucks more.

    You know what I suggest? Don't bother. How many times does a main PC mess up? I don't think it will be a big deal to go without games a few days, the fresh air might even do you good in case you decide to go outside lol.
     
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    If it's a PC you have to do work on though, and it has no integrated graphics, then I see why a 'spare' GPU may be useful, but in all honesty, it's not something I would usually recommend doing, I've never had a graphics card go wrong on me, your best bet is to find a cheap office throw-out PC and use that as a backup if anything goes wrong with your main system.
     
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    If it's just a PC to do work you can get old AGP cards for around 20 bucks on craigslist.
     
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    If you do that though, make sure you get them for the correct version of AGP, you want newer 4x or 8x cards. The older version of 4x, and 2x speed cards use different voltages to the newer ones, don't trip up on this or you may damage the card or your motherboard.
     
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    there is more reasons i want to get a second pc running, but thanks for the help ill be getting a geforce 7600gt from an old friend of the family, it will be over 100 with shipping but owell
     
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    Make sure it's AGP. Most of them were PCI-E.
     

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