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#1 MASTA_LAZ3R

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:41 AM

I'm looking to get a new video card for my old 2003 Dell Dimension 4600. What would be the best possible AGP Graphics card to upgrade to and would I have to change my PSU ? here are my specs.

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/q138yluoEbYYihQaY3cW0YF

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:44 AM

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:47 AM

Based from the details from Dell, you have a 250W power supply. What do is your budget and what do you plan to use it for?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:10 AM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/q138yluoEbYYihQaY3cW0YF

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:13 AM

Any of these will do AGP 8x nVidia 6200 Video Cards

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:15 AM

my budget is under $80 and plan to use it for gaming and playing HD video

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:34 AM

Your power supply seems to be limiting your choices for the high AGP cards. What kind of games will be played?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:23 PM

mainly 1 & 3 person shooters.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:30 PM

Game names?

Edited by killerx525, 12 July 2011 - 10:30 PM.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 11:50 PM

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare,Crysis,Gears of War,BioShock. Well pretty much anything before '09... wish i had a i7 :(

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:05 AM

A lot of those games you mentioned will not work especially with the aging Pentium 4.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:19 AM

actually my processor meets the minimum requirements for those, except for crisis which requires Pentium 4 2.8GHz+ and any game released after early '09.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:26 AM

The graphics card wouldn't be enough and your power supply just makes the choices more limited.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:36 AM

I know that's why i want to upgrade my graphics card.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:43 AM

You will need a whole new computer sadly.




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