The Search For Cheapest Oblivion Video Card....

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What i want is pretty simple.
1) Video card that play elder scrolls 4 oblivion on at least medium quality.(ill go with low only if i have no other choice) also it has too have pixel shader support.. (DUHH...)
2) Hopefully costs less than 100$ ..... but if its impossible to get a good enough one for 100$
ill go for 150$ max....
3) I would PREFER 256 MB video card..( but if its too expensive.... ill go with 128.. but thats only if i REALLY dont have any other choice...)
4) It has to fit in my AGP port (DUH...) and work with my power supply... whose max output is 250 ww............. i do have another one with 300 ww output but i just dont want to have to switch them and rewire everything... i dont want to screw something up by accident .. so only if there is no alternative you can post cards that go on 300 ww but plz make a notice of it.
(lol i hope there is a card that could run on that much ww.... im praying....)

Im also posting my motherboard specs so you can know my AGP port cause i really dont know much about that stuff... i used the everest program. If i repeat some stuff than i apologize. ill also add power properties if i can find them :) basically im putting the stuff that i think is important.










Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2533 MHz (19 x 133)
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 4550
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale i845PE
System Memory 1024 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (01/27/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Motherboard Properties:
Manufacturer Dell Computer Corp.
Product 0J0592
Serial Number ..CN4811133O04PO.



[ System Slots / AGP1 ]

System Slot Properties:
Slot Designation AGP1
Type AGP 4x
Usage In Use
Data Bus Width 32-bit
Length Long


Motherboard

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 4550

Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 533 MHz
Bandwidth 4266 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties:
Bus Type DDR SDRAM
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 167 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 333 MHz
Bandwidth 2666 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 267 MB/s

Motherboard Manufacturer:
Company Name Dell Computer Corporation
Product Information http://www.dell.com
BIOS Download http://support.dell.com


AGP Controller:
AGP Version 2.00
AGP Status Enabled
AGP Device nVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX400
AGP Aperture Size 128 MB
Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x
Current AGP Speed 4x
Fast-Write Supported, Disabled
Side Band Addressing Supported, Disabled


i couldnt find anything power related.... all i can say is that
max output is 250 ww(i do have a 300 ww power supply but i really dont want to have to rewire..)
I also think that there was a max input... was 150 ww or something...


THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP.. I HOPE THERE IS THE PERFECT VIDEO CARD TAHT I NEED JUST WAITING FOR EM SOEMWHERE OUT THERE ..... (Caps)
 

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well if it will run on my power supply ..
 

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do oyu know any website where i can get a 6800 GS the cheapest and like i said before can fit into my computer and be powered with the power supply i have..
 

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i have a question.. my motehrboard sayas agp version 2.0 and supported agp speeds 1x , 2x ,4x... does it mean i cant put in 8x video cards?? wont it just power it as 4x??
 

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XFX GeForce 6800 XTreme 256MB DDR3 AGP ( PVT42KUDE3 ) waht about this video card??
is it good enough like the 6800 GS?
 

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XFX cards seem to be more prone to failure then other brands.

AGP 8X is compatible with AGP 4X, it'll run at AGP 4X speeds - which is fine.

You'll need a new power supply, there's no way around that if you get a mid to high range card. There's nothing to 'rewiring' the PSU, just unplug the cables then plug in the new one. A 300 watt isn't worth the effort though, still too small.
 

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so.......... how much extra money do i need to spend for the power supply ....
 

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i guess i can get the GS ill save up... i just want it to last me 2 years...
 

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thats cheap.
you know where i can get a 6800 GS for less then 200??
 

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Don't know, they are a hard find for AGP.


The XFX 6800 Extreme is available at Newegg for $134.
 

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is the XFX 6800 extreme as good as 6800 GS?? or are they the same thing
 
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