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looking for best AGP card for $50 or less

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by keakar, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. keakar

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    i have an old computer that the video card went out so i am looking for best AGP card for $50 or less to fix this guys computer. it has to be new, i wont use used chit in someone elses computer because i dont want call backs.

    its a P4 2.8ghz with 450 watt psu and 1gb ram, the dead video card was a geforce fx5600 128mb.

    what are the best choices out there that i can use?

    the computer is for web surfing and very limited fps gaming but nothing like new games.
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    somehting like a radeon 9600/9800?

    not much better out there AFAIK
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    Sapphire Radeon 9600 pro 128MB

    look around on the egg, im too lazy to fish out a link......
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    Are you kidding? 9800Pro 256mb FTW!
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    My AGP GeForce 6200 is yours for $30USD shipped within the ConUSA :).
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    You should be able to snuff out an X850pro agp for $50.
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    thanks zek, if it were me i would already have the check in the mail but its a customer.

    i trust you but i would rather pay $50 for new out the box piece of mind if you know what i mean.

    from what the egg is showing it looks like the two nvidia cards are my choices but which one? i have no experience with the 6000 series so i cant judge the better choice.

    these two are what im looking at:

    EVGA GeForce FX 5500 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP - $50 (has 1yr limited warranty)

    or

    XFX GeForce 6200 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 AGP - $50 (has Lifetime limited warranty)
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    GeForce 6 series has SM3 and DX9, while the GeForce 5 series is a sad excuse for a Radeon 9x00 competitor.
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    ok so i gues its these two for nvidia:

    MSI NX6200-TD256H GeForce 6200LE 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 AGP - $40 (1yr limited warranty)

    XFX GeForce 6200 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 AGP - $50 (Lifetime limited warranty)

    or they have the ATI cards with 1yr limited warranty:

    HIS Hightech H955H256-1TOAN Radeon 9550 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP - $40

    HIS Hightech H925H256-1TOAN Radeon 9250 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP - $46

    and it looks like a 9600 can be found at $55-$60 so thats an option maybe
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    I know you ruled out used. I do have a Flawless 256MB/256-bit 9800XT (w/Zalman ALCU VF700 LED) that would best all of those cards. :D
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    get the xfx 6200, it won't blow you away but it'll work and last well. I'm guessing they are passive cooled too, so no extra pc noise.
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    Get a 6200. However if gaming is a must, you will need a higher budget than $50.
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    ok so it appears with my limitations on price and the fact that it has to be a new agp card and not a used one, the popular opinion looks like i should go with the nvidia geforce 6200.

    but now i need to know whats the difference between getting the 6200LE and the regular 6200?

    whats the reason the 6200LE is cheaper? is the 6200LE a better or worse card then the 6200?
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    Ah, my lil 9600. It runs Halo, NWN, games of that era at decent quality. Most recently, I gave it a heart attack trying to run WiC at lowest settings. I was in the beta, very funny stuff. Slideshows!

    Here's a 9600xt though.

    http://www.newegg.com
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    don't know the exact difference between 6200LE and 6200 but usually the LE stands for 'Lite Edtion' or something like that and means it's a cut down version. Making it slighty worse than the 6200 and hence slightly cheaper, but they're both bottom end anyway!
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    All those choices suck!

    The least suckiest being the 9600.
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    thats what i was thinking the LE meant as well but i didnt want to just guess thats what it was so i was hoping someone knew for sure.
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    well remember this is an AGP motherboard i have and im doing an upgrade for $50 or less to replace a bad 128mb fx5600 so the cards i picked are an improvement over that fx5600 card right?

    by the way, radion only goes up to the 9600 in AGP, they dont make AGP 9800's
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    6200 beats out the 9600 erocker


    the XFX6200 should work great for your application
    keakar says thanks.
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    good find suraswami i vote for the X1650PRO which is @ an amazing price!
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    here is a link from nvidia about the differences in the 6200 and the "LE" version. From the jest of it, it looks like you are right on being the "Lite Edition"
    http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce6200_pci.html
    I would go with the 6200... if all it is, is for web surfing and a little game play for old games..
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    sorry bro ur wrong on that 1 they had 9800 se's, pros, and xt's. ;)

    i myself had a sapphire 9600pro atlantis 256mb VERY decent card.

    i remember scoring over 2000 pts in 3d05 with it.

    :toast:
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    Agreed.
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