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Eclipse9069

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#1 11 years ago

Okay, this past weekend I went out to Best Buy and bought a new video. A PNY Geforce 7600GS 512MB GDDR2, it ran me about 180 bucks.

Now, looking at newegg, I have found it much cheaper, and I have found another video card for alittle more.

So, I need your advise. Which video card is better? Newegg.com - Buy Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

That link is to Newegg to compare the two video cards.

Any finally, should I go return my video card right now and just buy either one from newegg, or screw it and just keep this card right now? (I bought it with a video card and just gonna pay the full when it comes in, I only had 160 on me and I felt like I wanted the Video card now.)

Thanks in advance.




arcadeplayer987

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#2 11 years ago

Stay with the current cardand save some money, you will make a bigger upgrade in the future.The performance between those v.cards is not to much




SteVen

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#3 11 years ago

I would go return the videocard and use that 180 bucks for a new PCI-E mobo. If you get a cheap PCI-E mobo ($50-80) you could still have some cash left over for this too. With PCI-E you can make MUCH better upgrades in the future.




Eclipse9069

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#4 11 years ago
SteVen;3768105I would go return the videocard and use that 180 bucks for a new PCI-E mobo. If you get a cheap PCI-E mobo ($50-80) you could still have some cash left over for this too. With PCI-E you can make MUCH better upgrades in the future.

Newegg.com - ECS 945GCT-M (V1.0) LGA 775 Intel 945GC Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

That motherboard? And that video card? Is it really worth all the trouble? Cause if it would be better to just get a new computer, I'd just stick with AGP.

This computer is already 4 years old, I need to grab a new powersupply too. 300 Watts isn't cutting it.

That's what I may end up doing tho, grabbing taht motherboard and that video card. Is it worth it? Anyone else?

And thanks everyone.




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#5 11 years ago

id say so like Steven Said you can make better upgrades in future




SteVen

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#6 11 years ago

If your PC is getting really old and you want to over-haul everything then, yes. I would reccomend saving up for a new PC. But if you think the rest of your PC specs are fine. Then I would just reccomend doing what I said earlier and possibly a new PSU like this BTW, that Mobo you posted looks ok, if you only have 2 sticks of ram... Whats the rest of your specs if you dont mind me asking?




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#7 11 years ago

If it's really over 4 years old then no (readily available) motherboard will give you PCI-E and the CPU socket you require.

Assuming you're sticking with AGP, then I'd return the one you got from Worst Buy, and get the 7600GS from NewEgg. It's a bit of hassle, but it's $70 cheaper...




Eclipse9069

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#8 11 years ago
SteVen;3768234If your PC is getting really old and you want to over-haul everything then, yes. I would reccomend saving up for a new PC. But if you think the rest of your PC specs are fine. Then I would just reccomend doing what I said earlier and possibly a new PSU like this BTW, that Mobo you posted looks ok, if you only have 2 sticks of ram... Whats the rest of your specs if you dont mind me asking?

Sorry for taking so long to answer, I was at work.

Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.60GHz Memory: 1024MB RAM Hard Drive: 80 GB Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS 512MB Ram Monitor: HP Pavilion MX75 Sound Card: Realtek AC97 Audio Speakers/Headphones: 4 Speaker Setup with 1 Woofer Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse II Mouse: Microsoft Wireless Optical 2.0 Mouse Surface: Logitech Mousepad Operating System:Windows Vistaâ„¢ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_rtm.061101-2205)

This computer is about 4 years old. I have a Genuine Vista, however I am also looking at going back to XP until drivers get as good as XP.

Anyways, yeah. Should I stick with an AGP and get either one of the cards posted in my first post, or buy a PCI-E ready motherboard, switch everything over, and buy the PCI-E version of the card I have now?




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#9 11 years ago

i would say go with a new mobo and videocard. EDIT:i am a retard!!! i would say upgrade mobo and cpu.(core 2 duo maybe) then in pcie get the evga GeForce 7600GT 256mb gddr3 card for $90 off newegg. it will play most games on med to high.




Eclipse9069

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#10 11 years ago
confusingkid;3768680i would say go with a new mobo and videocard. EDIT:i am a retard!!! i would say upgrade mobo and cpu.(core 2 duo maybe) then in pcie get the evga GeForce 7600GT 256mb gddr3 card for $90 off newegg. it will play most games on med to high.

I don't have the money for a new CPU. With my shitty $7.50 an hour job and bills and stuff, theres no way I can afford a dual core right now.