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I would like advice on upgrading my Graphics card

Hello All

I curently play MOHAA and COD2, both online. I have the following system with a 320gb harddrive

Mainboard : Asrock K7VT2
Chipset : VIA KT266/333
Processor : AMD Athlon XP @ 1666 MHz
Physical Memory : 1536 MB
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3
DirectX : Version 9.0c (July 2007)

I would like to play later versions of COD and MOHAA. I have a limited budget, and don't have the time or patience :-) to build a new system from the ground up.

My questions are;

1. What is the best value for money Graphics card I can upgrade to? I hear that sticking with NVIDIA is a good idea. Also any new Graphics card has to be AGP 4x/2x 3.3v etc.
2. Is there also a suitable processor upgrade you would recommend

Thank you in advance for your help

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Unfortunatly your still running low end CPU power and low end agp graphics. Your going to pay 150-200 just for a fair PCIe/AGP HD/3D VC. If $200 doesnt hurt (and this is the lowest price best option), then might I suggest Mobo/CPU/RAM for around $200 that would do the trick and allow for future upgrades. You might also need a power supply. I just built one less than 3 weeks ago for a friend and it fairs against my own gaming comp.
MY PC...
AMD ATHLON 64 X2 DCP 6000+ 3.01GHz
NFORCE6M-A V:2.0
8GB PATRIOT
XFX 8800GT AD 512MB
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NEW PC....
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2 MB $90+/-
AMD Athlon™ II X2 250 BOX 3.0GHz (CAME W/FAN)$70+/-
AND 4GB OF DDR3 1066 RAM COMPATIBLE WITH MOBO $40+/-
THE ONBOARD VIDEO IS CAPABLE OF USING 700MB
OF RAM...RGB/DVI OUT.
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Posted on Oct 23, 2009

  • David P Oct 23, 2009

    Sorry...I meant DDR3 1666MHz ram compatible with MOBO

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You'll be hard pressed to find a motherboard out today with AGP it's all PCI-E graphics now....

There are some really nice Asus and NVidia motherboards out with integrated graphics for less than $100 that will plug right into your existing case and possibly Power Supply.

Nice CPU Intel runs around 89 to 129 - 6400 dual or 8200 quad and 4 Gig of Ram will run about 80.

....I have some AWESOME AGP adaptors which are useless

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My advice is go buy a 680i mobo, I use XFX and very reliable. Have two. Has SLI 16x 16x pci-e. Get two Nvidia 8800GT's or GTX's and 4GB ram, preferably two 2GB sticks. All of this is affordable and can handle all games very well. As far a processor I recommend Intel Q6600 quadcore. Works very good stock and can be overclocked very easily with the XFX 680i mobo. Beyond that I'd recommend Antec for psu/power no less than 6-800watt and also Antec for case.

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