What is the best current PCI based card for a legacy Dell PC with a 300watt power supply? A friend needs to up the video power over the pathetic onboard chip. His son plays directX8 games (mostly) and some Internet games with a broadband connection.
I seem to find an ATI 9250 but no Nvidia selection. What would you suggest? He figures about a hundred bucks or so is fine.
Do not get an FX series card. Do not. Do not. Do not. DO not. DO NOT get an FX seriers card.
9250 is 40$ on newegg.
6200 is 95$ newegg. If you can find a cheaper PCI 6200 then get it. I think 100$ is a waste of money for a PCI card. Sooner or later he will want to try a new game he heard about and will be flat out of luck. The 6200 will not play anything nowadays unless you pair it with a good processor. It won't play aything modern with a Celeron 2.93ghz and 1gb of ram.