anzacfalcon

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I have 2 128mb 6600 GT's, a BFG tech and a Leadtek. I was thinking of turning a section of our house into a mini gaming/lan area so that when my friends come over we can play through LAN. I know that the 6600 GT's are quite old now but i know they have potential to play quite alot of games including Cs 1.6/source, Call Of Duty 4, FSX 2004, AOE3 and many more. I am wondering which good value parts would you's reccomend and your idea's on this project.


 
Scrap the 6600GT's they are worthless, doubly so if they are AGP cards.
Even the IGP on AMDs 780G/790GX motherboards will offer roughly the same performance as those cards.
If that is all the performance you want/need and are on a budget, look into something like this:

Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H: $69.99 after MIR
Athlon 64 X2 7750: $64.99
4Gb of DDR2 800: $19.99 after MIR
160Gb Hd: $41.99
Pioneer DVD/RW: $22.99
Antec MidTower and Earthwatts 380w PSU: $79.99

Total per system: $299.94 after MIRs

If you end up needing more GPU power, you can add a 4670 for $49.99, after MIR, per machine.

Best luck with your mini lan setup!
 

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With the dust those cards are bound to have picked up, I don't think they could even do that properly...

If you seriously feel like blowing your money on trying to reuse these waaay outdated parts, here's my suggestion:
go to a local University and see if they have a recycled computer parts store. Many schools tend to have these stores for when they want to get rid of older systems and to provide cheap computers for dirt poor students. When I was still in school two years ago, I managed to pick up seven P4 systems with 512 mbs of ram a piece for free from my university junk computer parts store. Often times, they are so overloaded with outdated parts that they give them away for free (Saves them garbage fees). You can even check out craigslist, as people often sell older computer parts for practically nothing. Other than that, don't waste your money on new parts. Even a new $20 video card will annihilate the 6600gt. Kind of a shame cuz I remember what a steal the 6600gt's were when they first came out.
 

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