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Old September 13th, 2006, 07:58 AM   #1
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Default Finding a decent pci card tht actually works!

I am running my home comp on an intel celeron (ouch) 256 of ram (ouch!) and 8mb of built in graphics (!!!!!) The thing is i dont want 2 go buying a new motherboard so tell me, what is the best pci, not agp or pci-e graphics card i can get? and pref give me a price and where i can buy it from. Thanks
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Old September 13th, 2006, 10:01 AM   #2
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you can get a mobo and cpu package dirt cheap, some mobos have built in graphics so it wont be much.
http://www.savastore.com/productinfo...id=40&rstrat=0 mobo + cpu package... you will need some RAM (512mb about £30) it will be much better.

http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=1282 i fount this but because your mobo is old it probally wont have PCI 2.0

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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:15 PM   #3
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I was able to run a Nivida 5500 fx on my pci mobo befor i upgraded. It is probly the best pci card you will be able to find out there. If your not trying to run graphic intensive games you should be fine. Though i was able to go from my old pci mobo and my 5500 fx to a new pci-e mobo, graphics card, power supply and case for under $400. It will run most of the latest games. Though by run i mean open. I by no means sujuest you try run graphic intensive games with this. I have been for the past year and it isn't pretty.

HERE is one on newegg for decent price.


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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:19 PM   #4
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My only suggestion is upgrade, for 500 bucks you can make yourself a speed machine, 250, fairly decent, what you have now is in the smoking pile of obsolete shit category.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:35 PM   #5
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lol for 300 you can buy an e-machines! full pack (w monitor and printer) AMD sempron 3400+, 256 graphics cared, 512 SD rams, 160 harddrive
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You can build a better pc for the same price.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 01:50 AM   #7
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One pioter guys, he lives in wales so sites like newegg are in $, and we use £.

but for as littel as £150-£200 you could build a new pc
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Old September 18th, 2006, 12:49 PM   #8
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I have a dilemma now, i have seen a gecube radeon 9250 (pci woohoo!) and i know it will work on my comp. But when i asked my mum about gettin it she blatently sed no. apparently i am not alowed 2 install it and she has better things to worryabout. Help guys!
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It's like a car that's really damaged, it would cost more than it's worth to fix it, so you get a new car.
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Old September 18th, 2006, 09:17 PM   #10
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I have a dilemma now, i have seen a gecube radeon 9250 (pci woohoo!) and i know it will work on my comp. But when i asked my mum about gettin it she blatently sed no. apparently i am not alowed 2 install it and she has better things to worryabout. Help guys!
The 9250 is a good choice, my friend has one in his funky dell and it serves it purpose fairly well.

Dunno what to tell you about your mom.

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Old September 19th, 2006, 01:43 AM   #11
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It's like a car that's really damaged, it would cost more than it's worth to fix it, so you get a new car.
Well said
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Old September 19th, 2006, 10:35 AM   #12
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Good comment, but i dont have enough 2 uber up my comp. I just want a new graff card cos i am happy(ish)with the rest of my comp
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