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PLEASE i just need a few opinions on a vid card for a friend

Postby stopthekilling77 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:42 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com/DELL-DIMENSION-2400 ... otohosting

this is the motherboard my buddy has, and he only plays WoW.
running withOUT a card right now and looking for a cheap yet durable card.

i dont play wow, so yeah. hook me up with suggestions please?

****edit**** it's coming down to the wire for my buddy and he's not well informed on computer matters but is addicted to WoW. and yet i don't play wow, so i wouldnt know if either of these cards listed below would be a big improvement -thanks!!!
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Re: need good card for Dell Dimension 2400 Mobo G1548

Postby ibleet » Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:15 am

stopthekilling77 wrote:
****edit**** if you check that pic for me, are those PCI or PCI express?


Definitly looks like PCI to me. I see no PCIE or even AGP. Heck, the last time I used pre-agp cards was back in the day of the voodoo 3. What does the onboard video offer as far as performance?

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Postby stopthekilling77 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:14 am

hmm wish i'd have put that on there, its an onboard video solution, and i'm amazed he's gone for months without going "hm i wonder what kind of card is in here, cause this isn't that nice" when he's playing.

now that i know they're PCI and all, i'm going to dig around newegg for an affordable yet well-performing card.... he's hoping to spend less than 80 if at all possible
MSI 970A-G43
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE @ 3.5 GHz
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GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 2GB
2TB Seagate HDD, 1TB WD HDD for backups,
Antec P-180B, Antec 450W PSU
ASUS 27" LED LCD Monitor
someday I will get a real GPU and some SSD's... :goodman:

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Postby stopthekilling77 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:21 am

did a quick search on newegg PCI cards, under $100, 4 pixel pipelines, and 256MB. etc...

found PNY VCGFX522PPB GeForce FX5200 256MB 128-bit DDR PCI Video Card
for about $59.99

and
3D Fuzion 3DFR55256P GeForce FX5500 256MB 128-bit DDR PCI Video Card
for $63.99

anyone think i'm on the right track as to finding this guy a good card for WoW? just about ANYTHING he decides on should be a big step up from his onboard video right?
MSI 970A-G43
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Antec P-180B, Antec 450W PSU
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someday I will get a real GPU and some SSD's... :goodman:

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Postby stopthekilling77 » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:40 am

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just want some opinions from people who have more experience than I, my buddy was hoping to buy a new card soon.
MSI 970A-G43
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE @ 3.5 GHz
10 GB DDR3 1333 CAS-7
GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 2GB
2TB Seagate HDD, 1TB WD HDD for backups,
Antec P-180B, Antec 450W PSU
ASUS 27" LED LCD Monitor
someday I will get a real GPU and some SSD's... :goodman:

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Postby stopthekilling77 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:43 pm

not one opinion?

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Postby Illuminati » Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:52 pm

One of those would be better than on-board, but not by a whole lot. Sux he has only PCI slots because he'd be much happier with a PCIE or AGP-based card.

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Postby stopthekilling77 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:02 pm

yeah thats his ultimate goal, a new system, but he only has the ability to buy an upgrade card as of now.

know of any other good PCI cards?
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Postby Illuminati » Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:20 pm

stopthekilling77 wrote:know of any other good PCI cards?

that's the main issue here... there aren't any I'm aware of that would justify the cost.

But if his frame rates with integrated graphics aren't even playable at the lowest graphics settings, then the FX5500 PCI graphics card *might* give him playable frame rates with the lowest graphics settings.
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Postby smack323 » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:47 pm

i am surprised he can even play the game - much less be addicted to it- it must look horrible. if hes already going to pay $50 for a card- i would tell him to stick it out for a couple months and by cheapo system.. tell him to check out craigslist.com sometimes you can find people sellin decent systems for under $200.
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Postby stopthekilling77 » Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:33 pm

yeah he's looking to bite the bullet until he's got about 1200 bucks to buy a new computer which will be about 2 months. he's gonna get a killer deal with all the price wars and new products comin out
MSI 970A-G43
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE @ 3.5 GHz
10 GB DDR3 1333 CAS-7
GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 2GB
2TB Seagate HDD, 1TB WD HDD for backups,
Antec P-180B, Antec 450W PSU
ASUS 27" LED LCD Monitor
someday I will get a real GPU and some SSD's... :goodman:


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