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    Sadly agp aint the best anymore for todays gaming. Might save for a new mobo aswell and hope your processor and ram goes along with it

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    Originally posted by Vir View Post
    He has AGP. But yeah, thats a great card for the money.

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    Well, personally I would save until you could make the jump to a new motherboard. Then, the clear victor in videocards is the 8800 GT. The performance of a 500$ card a few months ago for $250.

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    Originally posted by Stryker MS View Post
    Im running on an Nvidia 5700 right now, and im going to need to update for the release. I got this custom built computer from Cyberpower about 4 years ago. I have 1.5gigs of ram, intel p4 2.8 GHz. My motherboard has 5 PCI and 1 AGP slots, which is my problem. I cant find a worthy card, because i dont have PCI-e. Should i upgrade my motherboard, so i get some PCI-es? If i do, im not sure what card i should get. Im trying to stay under 200, but pref around 100 if i need to upgrade my motherboard. Im trying to look for mabe an 8 series. This was what i was looking at. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150245 But the PCI-e is the problem. If someone could tell me what i should upgrade to get a decent running system and the estimated cost, i would be so happy. If its gonna cost around 400, ill just go and buy a PS3, and load Linux on it. Im sure i can get UT3 installed through those means right? (Im not sure, of course)
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    Don't even bother buying a new AGP card. It's going to cost you way more than $400 to run UT3 decent. You will need new motherboard, CPU, memory, PSU, and video card. Your looking at like $1k, min.

    Your best bet is to pick up a AGP card on ebay. A X1900XT or 7900GT for cheap and then save up for that pc upgrade.

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    get the 8800GT 512mb u wont regret it and its cheap

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    Go for the best mid range card.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/10/29/geforce_8800_gt/

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    It depends on what kind of average fps your looking for. It would likely cost more than $400 for constant 50+ fps (with tweaks). You current processor will be the bottleneck with a top of the line video card since it isn't dual core. Your MB dosen't support upgrading to a dual core does it? If it dosen't, you'll need a new MB anyway, which might mean new memory also.

    As far as I know you can't run modern 3D games yet on Linux for the PS3. Even if it did work someday I would expect a lot of issues.

    Don't get that 8500GT card though, it is slow, slower than some 6 series cards.

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    New video card help.

    Im running on an Nvidia 5700 right now, and im going to need to update for the release. I got this custom built computer from Cyberpower about 4 years ago. I have 1.5gigs of ram, intel p4 2.8 GHz. My motherboard has 5 PCI and 1 AGP slots, which is my problem. I cant find a worthy card, because i dont have PCI-e. Should i upgrade my motherboard, so i get some PCI-es? If i do, im not sure what card i should get. Im trying to stay under 200, but pref around 100 if i need to upgrade my motherboard. Im trying to look for mabe an 8 series. This was what i was looking at. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150245 But the PCI-e is the problem. If someone could tell me what i should upgrade to get a decent running system and the estimated cost, i would be so happy. If its gonna cost around 400, ill just go and buy a PS3, and load Linux on it. Im sure i can get UT3 installed through those means right? (Im not sure, of course)
    -Ty
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