in the market for a video card

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  1. Alan

    Alan Member

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    im trying to stay under $250. All i need it for is gaming, i saw a sapphire x850xt on new egg for $228. What are your thoughts on this card?

    also, why is agp better? my computer says it has one agp slot and its "occupied" is that were my current card is?


    btw my computer is an HP a450n, Pentium 4 w/HT, 3.0Ghz, 512MB, nVidia GeForce Fx 5200
     
  2. Grifter

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    pci express is newer and better than agp
    but that is not to say agp is total carp. if you have an agp port then i would bet that you dont have a pcie port
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerated_Graphics_Port
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pci_express

    imo the x850xt pe is the best agp card today. ive seen rumors of the latest generation of ati cards to be released on agp (specifically the x1600)

    thats a good price for that card but i say if you dont need it dont get it and 1. see what is on the horizon for agp or 2. just build a new computer

    and you should consider more ram
     
  3. Alan

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    are u a HAN member?
     
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    if you spent alittle more like 100 more you can get a 7800GT its well worth the money
     
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    they dont make those in agp
     
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    Sorry I need to learn to read I dident see the APG part
     
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    if your processor is a newer socket and not too slow just go ahead and get a pci-e mobo for it and a decent pci-e card... you can get an x800gto2 and unlock it to 16pipes then set the clock to x850xt speeds... they are $209 on newegg right now im pretty sure
     
  9. Alan

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    hey DSm, here are the specs to my computer. do i need an agp or am i pci-e compatible?
    edit- how can i post a link?

    anyways, i have three PCI slots, two DIMM slots, and one AGP slot

    how much will a "mobo" cost and is it worth getting a mobo+pcie card over an agp card?
     
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  10. Grifter

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    stick with agp
    just get that x850
     
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