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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Volitle, Feb 12, 2007.

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  1. Volitle

    Volitle Thread Starter

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    I'm buying a new system and I don't have a whole lot of money so I know I can't get a great Graphics Card but I'm trying to find an AGP Graphics Card for around 60 bucks that I would atleast be able to run Everquest 2 an World of Warcraft on. Here's a link to the new computer I'm getting

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2900336&CatId=31

    Any help would be appreciated I don't know much about Graphics Cards an what's good an what's not.
     
  2. Jones

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    Well, that's not much of a budget for a video card, but here's something to look at:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131262

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814133151

    Personally, I prefer nVidia products, but either of those should at least do the job for you. You'd really be better off saving up to $100 for a card that will do a much better job. Here's an example of what you can get for $100:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814141038
     
  3. hauken93

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    yeah i guess i would saved some money to the bether card. it may take longer time but if its bether
     
  4. Jones

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    At least the board has integrated video so at least you can use it for the time being until you can get the better card. Trust me, it will be well worth it.
     
  5. Volitle

    Volitle Thread Starter

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    Yeah I think you guy's are right I will wait until I can get a better one. Also where does it say that system has integrated video on it? I don't see it say anything about onboard video anywhere? I didnt think that it did so I actually started looking at different systems. Here is the other setup I was looking at but it would be more expensive then the other.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16856121015

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103567

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16835101004

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820141433

    That would be about 210 Dollars for that setup. The other setup would be 136 Dollars, 210 with 1 gig of ddr 400 memory.
     
  6. Jones

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    Here's a link to the motherboard's spec page:
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1223036&Tab=1&NoMapp=0

    If you go to the photo gallery, you can see on the picture of the back connectors, that there is a VGA port for a monitor. This wouldn't be there if there was no onboard video. Also, if you click on the last image, you see the label on the box that has part numbers, and it lists Audio/Video as 'Yes/Yes'.

    As for the other system you linked, I don't like the look of that one. Never heard of 'Freetech'. ECS isn't a great brand either, but at least you see alot of them around.

    I'd stick with your first choice if your budget is that tight, and save for a better video card down the road.
     
  7. Volitle

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    Yeah, I didnt notice that, thanks alot for your help. I'll post back with what exactly I decide to get.
     
  8. Jones

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    No problem. Glad to help.
     
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