Pci graphic card recomendations...

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
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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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?
  4. agreed, x1550 is worlds better than fx5500
  5. 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). "
  6. 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.



    word.
  7. DIAMOND X1550PRO256PSB Radeon X1550 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Video Card - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103031

    I believe this is as high as you can get on a PCI interface.
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