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January 30, 2010 6:29:39 AM

Ok I know my computer is probably on it's way out and it is time to just get a brand new on. However I would like to just be able to get a year or 2 more out of it before I have to replace it.

Here is my problem. I am unsure of what AGP card would be best.

I am looking at the fallowing card
Sapphire Radeon HD3850 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI-I / TVO AGP Graphics Card for $96.56 USD

And I am looking at this PSU
New V2 Viotek 700W 20/24 Pin High Quality Power Supply with Two PCI Express & SATA, 4+4pin for Server EPS+12v - New Revision for Advanced Cooling for $39.99

Total = 136.55

My current set up in my computer s as fallows
CPU= Intel Core2 Duo 2.4GHz
MoBo= PCChips P23G
Ram = 2MB
Sound = MoBo sound


Think I should just go with the above 3d card and PSU or got any other cheaper and better combos or suggestions?

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a b U Graphics card
January 30, 2010 6:46:38 AM

If you are a gamer that card is not worth the price
Get a 4850 HD insted
OR
Add $15-$20
And get a brand new 5750 HD
With DirectX11
a c 189 U Graphics card
January 30, 2010 7:22:39 AM

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the OP said that he unsure of what AGP card would be best, which mean his mobo is only support an AGP card, right?

To OP:
This is your mobo:
http://www3.dealtime.com/xPF-PC-Chips-PC-Chips-P23G-V1-...
right?

So 4670 AGP version will be great...
I don't think u need a new PSU for that. What is your current PSU?
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January 30, 2010 7:52:16 AM

I agree with wa1:


The 4670 AGP version is about $110-120 and will preform almost the same as the 3850 and will beat it in some games. It is also more power efficient and may not require you doing a PSU upgrade at all. But the 3850 is still a great card and the 3850 and 4670 are mostly tied as the best two AGP cards ever made.

Here are two AGP 4670s:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



If you do need or decide to replace your PSU I would not get the Viotek it looks kinda cheap and I have never heard of the brand before.

I would only personally suggest the following PSU brands: Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, Enermax, Tagan, OCZ, BFG, Zalman

I would suggest this PSU don't let the low watt rating fool you it has more than enough power for what your system needs and it will save you money on your electric bill too. Just remember to keep your power cable from you current PSU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 30, 2010 8:23:45 AM

I hope this like works. This is the actule Mobo I have

http://www.pcchips.com.tw/PCCWebSite/Products/ProductsD...

P23G v3.0


As far as the money goes I am trying to do this as cheap as I can. However I would like the most bang for my buck that I can get.


The reason for the new PSU is that in my other computer the PSU has died. I am going to move the 680W PSU from the computer I have now to my old one and put a slightly better one in my main computer.
This is the one I have now http://3btech.net/24pinch68atx.html


As far as the cheapness of the PSU I'm not that worried about it. I have used Chiefmax in the past and had good luck with them. The only bad thing I could say about their PSU is that after 2.5 years of consent running and never being turned off the fan on the out side of it started making noise. Quick swap and back in working order.



For the vid card I can not find a 4670 in a price range to keep this as in budget as posible. How ever I found a XFX Radeon HD 4650 1GB DDR2 600 MHz 128-bit AGP CrossFireX Video Card (HD465XZPF2) for only $76.24

Any idea if the HD4650 is any good?


Thanks for all the help everyone!!
January 30, 2010 8:27:31 AM

By the way if anyone can help me find a 4670 for $70 - $95 I would greatly appreciate the help.

Once it gets over the $100 price range it is kind of hard to pass off as a "fix" component in the house hold. Even though the 9600 pro in my computer now is going into the family room computer to fix it. Yea it took a really bad surge. It was a bad day.
January 30, 2010 8:57:00 AM

Yea I play MMOs. I switch between DDO / Rappelz / WoW. The 9600 pro I have had in my computer up till now has worked ok. Not the best in the world but ok. Any game I can get on the xbox 360 I play there. My pocket book just cant afford keeping up with the best computer components out there to play all the newest games. Other wise I would just build a nice tricked out computer just for mass effect 2 and assassins creed 2. I would much rather be back into PC gaming than console gaming.

So that is why I was considering the 4650. I am not stuck on just ATI I would be happy to have an NVIDIA card that would work really good too. I just have not had one since my TI 500. LOL.

And if we want to get really old school I still have my twin Voodoo cards laying around somewhere. HAHAHA.
a c 189 U Graphics card
January 30, 2010 9:04:07 AM

Then go for 4670 at least...
Do not get 4650, it's very weak card for gaming.

yeah, my 9200 Pro are still running right now... :D 
a b U Graphics card
January 30, 2010 12:03:25 PM

The 4670 is a decent gaming card. Not a top end card by any means, but it will get you by for a while. The 4650 I agree is starting to get pretty weak. If you want to keep that thing another year or two, you have better put just a little more cash in and get the 4670.
a c 189 U Graphics card
January 31, 2010 3:24:35 AM

No need a new PSU, your old PSU is just enough... :) 

Just buy that card(4670 AGP), don't waste more and safe your money to buy a whole new system later.
a c 189 U Graphics card
January 31, 2010 3:27:48 AM

If u want to buy PSU, i suggest forget that Sunbeam, it's a junk.
Choose brands like Corsair, OCZ, Antec, SilverStone...
I know they aren't cheap, but i guarantee that u will not regret it later if u buy those brands... :D 
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