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Pci graphic card recomendations...

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July 23, 2007 6:36:18 AM

Im on a budget right now and want to upgrade my prebuilt comp w/ pci ports from its intergrated to something more decent so that i can actualy play world of warcraft on it. Im considering the fx 5500 cause i can get it for like 70 on newegg, any advise on this card or a different card? im basicly looking for something so that i can run wow and some other games around 30-40s fps. if this post is stupid dont mind me i just started doing my research on graphic cards a few hours ago
July 23, 2007 7:00:13 AM

ahh thanks i looked through the sticky earlier but couldnt find much on pci, and the 7300gt isnt that pure pci-e? or are my searches just coming up dry.
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July 23, 2007 7:18:17 AM

hes saying pci not pci-e you illiterate nubs

the 5500 is a ok card , take a look for 9600 or even a 9800 on newegg.


If not i do believe the 5500 was the best price point of that time from nvidia
July 23, 2007 3:35:52 PM

thanks macer1 for pointing out some cards. would the 5500 w/o oc'ing it run games on low/medium settings at a decent frame rate?
July 23, 2007 4:18:13 PM
July 23, 2007 5:10:29 PM

agreed, x1550 is worlds better than fx5500
July 23, 2007 5:26:48 PM

retles said:
Im on a budget right now and want to upgrade my prebuilt comp w/ pci ports from its intergrated to something more decent so that i can actualy play world of warcraft on it. Im considering the fx 5500 cause i can get it for like 70 on newegg, any advise on this card or a different card? im basicly looking for something so that i can run wow and some other games around 30-40s fps. if this post is stupid dont mind me i just started doing my research on graphic cards a few hours ago

I'm pretty sure the entire FX series from Nvidia was considered a bad one when it was released... and I doubt time has improved its position any. NewEgg lists 48 different PCI based video cards so you've got a pretty decent selection considering the age of the PCI bus. If you're really willing to drop nearly $100 on a PCI video card, the ATI 1550 is going to be your best bet... however, the GeForce 6200s can be had for considerably less and should play WoW fine.

http://www.anandtech.com/printarticle.aspx?i=2381

"The GeForce 6200 performed exceptionally well given that it is a sub-$100 card. At 1024 x 768, its performance was quite acceptable in WoW (remember that 20 - 30 fps is a lot more playable in a slow-paced FPS). "
July 23, 2007 5:43:08 PM

rodney_ws said:
I'm pretty sure the entire FX series from Nvidia was considered a bad one when it was released... and I doubt time has improved its position any.



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