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Decent AGP card for $50 or cheaper?

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January 8, 2007 1:48:00 AM

My parents are just looking for a decent video card for their computer if anyone has suggestions please post here.

More about : decent agp card cheaper

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January 8, 2007 2:12:42 AM

fx 5200.
9600pro

the 9600pro maybe a little more than 50$ though
and is alot better than the fx5200.

try new egg, if you are in the u.s.
January 8, 2007 2:38:30 AM

I guess if I had only about $50 I'd try to find an honest seller on ebay with a 9800Pro. It'd be used, for sure, but if good it'd be hard to beat for the money. I have used a few FX5200's for very basic systems but I would not spend more than $35-40 on a new one, they're not really that powerful (5200Ultra on Pricewatch is under 40 to your door).
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January 8, 2007 3:15:41 AM

I'd sell you my FX5200 for $20 I really need the money :( 
January 8, 2007 3:50:08 AM

those are some pretty weak cards... (fx5200, mx4000). i dont think either of you would get more than 10 a piece. how bout 2 packs a gum and a button, lew?
January 8, 2007 3:54:42 AM

Ok then $10. Like I said I need the money no price is too low :p 
January 8, 2007 3:56:59 AM

10 bucks.. i could think of many better things-- couple a gallons of arizona tea, game or two of cards.. but that is a fair price. im sure you could put it for sale on ebay and get rid of it fast.
January 8, 2007 1:27:06 PM

Yep, your best bet is a used 9700 PRO or 9800 PRO on ebay.
January 8, 2007 2:31:08 PM

A used 9700 PRO will completely annihilate a 6200 though...
January 8, 2007 2:43:54 PM

You can have my old 9800pro for $30. Just the card though. I misplaced everything else that came with it (driver CD, etc.). It served me well for about a year and a half, and is still in good working condition. PM me if your interested.
January 8, 2007 3:28:46 PM

Are they going to play 3D games or just use it for web surfing, checking e-mail, office applications, etc?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Solid card for cheap.

Your not going to be doing any DX9 generation gaming on this card.

You could still play older games, including Counter Strike 1.6 (Non-Source)

It'd be a good desktop interface card with decent stand-alone memory.
January 8, 2007 3:31:36 PM

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My parents are just looking for a decent video card for their computer if anyone has suggestions please post here.


Anyone recommending a gaming level of card should read the statment in bold, it just seems to suggest he's looking for something that will support good desktop resolutions and Windows GUI refresh time. (Like how crap integrated cards are slow to redraw program windows, things like that.)
January 8, 2007 4:06:27 PM

Too true, fellowes.

js2k6, what do your parentls plan to do with the computer?

If they won't ever touch a game, get the cheapest Radeon or Geforce you can find...
January 8, 2007 4:14:54 PM

If gaming isn't involved then just about any card will do.

If gaming is involved, then you should consider an AGP 6600GT from eBay.
January 8, 2007 6:13:23 PM

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A used 9700 PRO will completely annihilate a 6200 though...


Ummm no. A 6200 kills a X300 much less a 9700 PRO.
January 8, 2007 6:25:46 PM

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A used 9700 PRO will completely annihilate a 6200 though...


Ummm no. A 6200 kills a X300 much less a 9700 PRO.

Ummm...no. :roll: Sure, an X300 is much better than a 9700pro... :lol: 
You've got to be joking.
January 8, 2007 6:27:28 PM

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Ummm no. A 6200 kills a X300 much less a 9700 PRO.


Double no.

A 9700 PRO kills a 6200 AND an X300. Hell, a 9700 PRO will beat an X600 PRO.

Get your facts straight before trying to straighten other people out, homes...
January 8, 2007 6:42:36 PM

Well I had my benchmarks somewhere on my agp rig but I remember now its an OCed 6200 so that would explain why I would defend it.

Anyway you're right about the 9700 PRO vs. 6200 both @ stock speed.
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