New AGP Video card... buying today, need input

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  1. Zak8022

    Zak8022 New Member

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    Again, I havent been keeping up with tech specs lately, and am kinda lost. My current FX 5700 is slowly dying, and i think the end might be near.

    So, onwards and upwards.

    • Must be AGP
    • I think i'd like to stick with nVidia, unless there's a dramatic reason not to
    • budget of about $200.
    • I'd like this to be the last AGP card i have to buy, and i dont plan on rebuilding anytime soon, so it needs to be reliable.
    • I do moderate gaming, but would like something as beefy as my budget allows. I have an Athlon XP 3200+ w/ 1GB Ram, if that is any help.
    • Also throw out a few brands to buy (BFG, EVGA, PNY, etc) cuz i dont have a damn clue what the differences are between them.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    what do you use your computer for? i really wouldn't say that it's up to date having only any AGP port and being an athlon xp
     
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    Zak8022 New Member

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    I know its not up to date... its a 3 year old computer, and aside from shitty video and audio cards that i cheaped out on before, its been incredibly stable.

    It was a gaming rig back in the day, then things progressed faster than i felt like upgrading it. I just want a good AGP card that can play some current games. The current FX i have doesnt plan Supreme Commander, for example.

    The rest of the time its a torrent, internet, file storage pc.
     
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    Dashing Forever Dashing

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    People still use AGP?
     
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    Zak8022 New Member

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    Yes, there are people who cant or dont want to upgrade. I didnt feel like fucking with my system and tearing it apart just to get a new mobo cuz i wanted pci-e.

    I'll wait till i have the time and money to do a completely new system... even if it means using older shit until then.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Dashing Forever Dashing

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    Sorry for the non-constructive comment.

    The card you're getting is a good card indeed. BFG is great, tech support (if needed) is always great. Can't go wrong with nVidia.

    I think you will definitely be happy with your choice.
     
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    Zak8022 New Member

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    While i would have loved the Dual DVI outs... that thing is HUGE! I would be able to fit it... but i guess i'm a sucker for nVidia still.
     
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    I was going to suggest saving your money, and if you really need an new AGP card then get something really cheap, no more than $50 maybe $75.
    Save the rest toward getting a new mobo, cpu and gfx.
     
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    I would have done that... but i dont see a new build in the forseeable future.
     

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