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#1 hipo8000


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Posted 30 August 2007 - 04:36 PM

Ok, I have a bunch of questions but let me explain first. Me and my friend are taking a bunch of old computers, upgrading them all, and then hooking them all up to have large lan parties. Right now we only have 2 usable computers, and about 3 others that are just to old. Anyways the two usable ones that we are looking to upgrade is a Dell 2350, and a Gateway E-4200. I am looking to upgrade the graphics cards in both computers, but I'm not sure how to tell if I need AGP or PCI. Also, my budget is VERY low so I am looking for cards at 100 dollors or less, but if its neccessarry I can go a little over 100. My next question is how large is a good power supply. In both computers, the power supply's are 200 w. I took one of them out and put in a 550 w. But the other still has a 200w. Do I need to go as big as 550, or can I go a little smaller if I want to upgrade the graphics, and proccessor?

One last thing, I asked this same thing on Yahoo about a month ago, and someone recommended the Geforce 7600GT. If it turns out that this card can fit into both computers, should I buy it, is it a good card???

Edited by hipo8000, 30 August 2007 - 04:40 PM.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 11:54 PM

Welcome to BC.
With the Dell 2350 you only have three PCI expansion slots. You can pick up a 64mb PCI (Not PCIx or PCIe) for around $40. The Gateway E-4200 will accept an AGP card.
You are not going to get much in the way of video card for $100. Sorry.
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