Hello toms hardware community, I have a little project I want to do a nd was wondering if you guys would offer some insight. I have an old gaming pc that I used in high school for 4 years, and had a lot of fun to, now I'm home from college and wanted to restore it so I could play a few older games (HL2, CSS, TF2, etc).
I would need a new graphics card as my geforce 6800 died 6 months ago, and a new PSU which blew up this morning. this is an AGP system and this will be the last I upgrade it before it is retired for good. current specs.
I am unsure if anything was damaged when the PSU blew, I was looking online for new agp cards and psu's and found 2. hd 3850 is the top of the line, just need to get an adequate psu to go along with it..only bottleneck is CPU but thats fine.
Imo you shouldnt buy this new, i aswell ''restored'' my old agp system
i bought a second hand 6600gt for 15 euro (europe yeh.)
and a ''cheap'' psu for 25 . Since i alrdy had ram mobo etc i was set to go.
and now i use it as a download/mediacenter, and the occasional ut3 (it runs super on 800x600 lol..) on b partys. What i'm trying to say is, save up