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Well right now, I have an integrated Nvidia GeForce 6600. I've learned to cope with playing a game on the lowest settings/resolution. I saw this computer with an integrated geforce 9200. I was wondering if it wwas better than my current graphics card. Also, I was wondering where I can find an okay gaming card around 125$(I can't buy online by the way).
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    the 6600 is a card while the 9200 is a chip on the motherboard. the Nvidia 6xxx integrated chip was the 6200.

    since you can't buy online that leaves you with Microcenter and Frys stores.
    Best Buy and non-chain computer stores also carry cards but they tend to be more expensive.
  2. So, the 9200 is better?
  3. Look here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/graphics-card-radeon,review-31911-7.html


    Short awnser : No...

    EDIT: I'm assuming your current MB doesn't have a PCI-E x16 slot and that's why you're considering the new computer with the 9200 IGP, which assumably DOES have a PCI-E x16 slot.. (otherwise it's really really not worth upgrading!!)
  4. lulzcat said:
    Also, I was wondering where I can find an okay gaming card around 125$(I can't buy online by the way).


    For around that price maybe a few bucks more, look at the HD5750
  5. no the 9200 is worse
  6. The HD 5750 is roughly $150 - $160 + tax in a retail store in the US.
  7. for around $100 in retail stores, you would be looking at the ATI 5670 512mb. i don't know if bestbuy will let you order it in store.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sapphire+-+ATI+Radeon+HD+5670+512MB+GDDR5+PCI+Express+Graphics+Card/9971867.p?id=1218202946624&skuId=9971867&st=5670&cp=1&lp=3

    microcenter has a better selection
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0328301

    a fall back card would be the ATI 4670
  8. http://www.frys.com/product/6168029?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    Let's say I got this computer, and bought an ati radeon 5750 from fry's.
    Would it be easy to replace that 9100?
  9. lulzcat said:
    http://www.frys.com/product/6168029?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    Let's say I got this computer, and bought an ati radeon 5750 from fry's.
    Would it be easy to replace that 9100?


    Should work.. ask at frys, they'll know more about that motherboard/case than we do... but as far as i can see it shouldn't be a problem.

    Also if i'm right you can't replace the 9100 as such because it's not discrete (it's integrated)

    On the other hand that unit doesn't seem great value for money, when compared to building yourself.. but if your mind is made up i guess i can't change that.

    Just remember that unit only comes with a 300w PSU.. and the time your saving by buying a unit instead of building it will likely be spent changing out that crappy PSU in a years time anyway
  10. you would need to upgrade the PSU if you want to run the 5750

    if you get an ATI 5670, you will be fine.
  11. needsumhelplol said:
    . ask at frys, they'll know more about that motherboard/case than we do...


    they get a list of products to push, their computer knowledge stops there. plus they are not looking for the best product for you, they are looking to sell the best product for themselves.
  12. http://www.frys.com/product/5086635?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
    Okay so if I upgraded to that PSU and bought the radeon 5750, will it work?
  13. lulzcat said:
    http://www.frys.com/product/5086635?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
    Okay so if I upgraded to that PSU and bought the radeon 5750, will it work?


    yes
  14. lulzcat said:
    Well right now, I have an integrated Nvidia GeForce 6600. I've learned to cope with playing a game on the lowest settings/resolution. I saw this computer with an integrated geforce 9200. I was wondering if it wwas better than my current graphics card. Also, I was wondering where I can find an okay gaming card around 125$(I can't buy online by the way).

    no the 6600GT is a better graphics system than the 9200, but not significantly....
  15. Thanks guys for all the answers, and sorry for all of the questions. I just want this new computer to be perfect.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QtpihO53pM&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRzGnNB10b0
    Anyway, I watched these videos and read that the 9200 integrated can play fallout 3 with a 1440x 900 resolution with most settings on medium and it can get a steady 40 fps. I'm kind of confused.
  16. fallout 3 relies a lot on the CPU, more then most games

    at medium level the work load is mostly all CPU, no clue what his specs are. he also did a similar one with crysis although it looked awful.
  17. Thanks for helping me so much, ct1615!

    Okay...to recap..
    http://www.frys.com/product/6168029?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
    I get that computer, with god knows what kind of monitor.
    Then I get...
    http://www.frys.com/product/6141779?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
    But not before getting
    http://www.frys.com/product/5086635?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
    But I did read somewhere that the 5750 could be fine with a 300W supply. I also read that I need a 6 pin something.
  18. you need a 6-pin power connector, the antec PSU has one, or a 4-pin to 6-pin adapter that comes with just about every video card

    you could get away with a 300w PSU running the 5750 if it was made by antec or seasonic. they notoriously undervalue the power of their PSU making them exceed their stated power. Even the old DELL 305w could probably run it...for a while.

    the HP 300w is only average for a mass PC maker and not intended for gaming.

    P.S. youtube is full of videos on how to install a video card and PSU if you need that info
  19. http://www.frys.com/product/5045135
    So, this PSU will work fine, too, right?
  20. it should (it has 23a on the 12v) but the other unit is worth the extra $15
  21. Okay thanks.
  22. Best answer selected by lulzcat.
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