What graphics card should i get?

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  1. JJBro1
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    I have a NVIDIA GEFORCE FX 5200 and it irritates me when orange box runs so horribly. I want to get a new graphics card, but I don't know where to start. Any suggestions?
     
  2. MicShadow

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    GTX280... mmm nice card. Mostly a late 9000 series or GTX280 and above. I wouldnt recommend the 9000 series too much actually. I have had a fair few problems with them, and they dont offer much more performance than the 8000 series.

    That is of course, if you have the budget. I had a 8800GT for ages, and I loved it. My card had a fan defect though :/ so I had to get rid of it
     
  3. updowners

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    If you have a small budget get a ATI 4670 or Nvidia 9600GT or a 9600gso

    Big budget = GTX295 or 4870X2
     
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    Please give us more specs on your Motherboard and PSU. As for the topic, don't go and spend a load of money on somat that you won't use that much. What games are you looking or aiming to play? What is your budget? I mean if a iwanted a normal everyday GPU i'd go for either the 8800 GT 1GB or the 9600GT
     
  5. Raki

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    If I'm correct the 5200 is a AGP card, so you would need a new motherboard which would probably mean a new processor and so on...
    you would go better with buildung a new PC
     
  6. Maz7006

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    Exactly what i had in mind, thats why I've asked for system specs. It's definitely an old PC, my piece of advice is to get a new one.
     
  7. JJBro1
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    how do i tell what kind of mother board i have?
     
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    And we're done here [​IMG] .


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    I suppose the easiest way would be to hit pause on boot and simply check the POST messages.
     
  9. Mr. Waffle

    Mr. Waffle A Free Waffle

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    Or use CPU-Z, freeware.
    You can check your motherboard info, processor info, memory info, and more stuff