AGP video cards

rjb0805

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I was wonder what a good card for my pc i know the 3850 is the best AGP card but i dont want to spend that much and my system will bottleneck it.
I would like to spend around 75 and will use newegg or ebay.
my current pc

MB: Soyo Dragon P4X400-8235
Intel Celeron 2.7ghz
1792 MB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
500 watt Antec psu
I use a 15 inch synaps flat screen

Thanks for any help
 
That's pretty slow, especially if not even a Celeron D, but the older version that only has 128k of cache. The 3850 really needs a faster CPU to shine, so for you there is no point in getting anything faster than a 2600XT if you're looking at new cards. If you're gonna look for old cards on ebay then go for an X1900 series or Geforce 7900 series AGP card.
 

jefo15

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x1950 pro 512mb or hd 3650 will do it , well it doesn't seem that your enthusiastic about grafix in gaming so those cars will do it , i myself had the sapphire x1650 pro 512mb and its grate .
 
I recommend you save up money and do a new build. A cheap AMD CPU + decent AMD motherboard (with PCIe x16 and IGP)+ DDR2 RAM will cost ~$120-150. Then upgrade graphics later. You will essentially be wasting that $75 as AGP is dead. Better save up money for a new build.

If you MUST get a GPU +1 for 4670.

Here is a cheap build (assuming you will re use HDD,case,etc):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128342
Gigabyte 740G AM2+/AM3 (the curent IGP is better than that 5200)
$55

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103688
AMD Athlon II X2 240
$62

1GB DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211063
$15

Total: $132. So for $62 more you get a more future proof PC than upgrading the AGP.
 

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