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i want to play half life 2 on my sig rig but i only have 20 bucks and i need a new graphics card. will a 9200se be fast enough for source games?
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I wouldn't want to run HL2 on that.. but could turn some settings down and maybe get an ok-ish frame rate. I would look for a 8800gt or something.

Edit: PCI-e or AGP port?
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Originally Posted by Killam0n;14495322 
I wouldn't want to run HL2 on that.. but could turn some settings down and maybe get an ok-ish frame rate. I would look for a 8800gt or something.

Edit: PCI-e or AGP port?

AGP 8X only
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post #4 of 29
This would be much better
Ati Radeon X800 Xl 256mb - ebay it.

actually I just checked newegg and they have some agp cards

Edit: If I were you I would save for this
SAPPHIRE 100288L Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit DDR2 AGP 8X HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102851
Edited by Killam0n - 8/7/11 at 6:37am
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post #5 of 29
At least a 9800 pro(AGPx8), for HL2/source med/high gfx@decent FPS.
 
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post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by Killam0n;14495357 
This would be much better

Ati Radeon X800 Xl 256mb - ebay it.

those babies are 35 bucks on ebay frown.gif i can't afford that

yeah but the cheapest one is 30 bucks thats too much
Edited by philhalo66 - 8/7/11 at 6:36am
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post #7 of 29
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Originally Posted by Blindrage606;14495362 
At least a 9800 pro(AGPx8), for HL2/source med/high gfx@decent FPS.

those are way over 20 bucks i have 20 bucks and maybe 4 dollars more but no more than that
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post #8 of 29
It should play ok, friend of mine plays CSS on his 9200 since he don't really game on PC that's all he needs.
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You should have grabbed the GeForce 6800XT 128MB on EVGA B Stock for $9.99 when I mentioned it. It even had free shipping if I remember right.

A Radeon 9200 SE is a slower Radeon 9200, which itself is a slower Radeon 9000, which itself is a slower DirectX 8 Radeon 8500, or something like that. In other words, it's somewhat ATi's equivelanet of the GeForce 4 MX440 (I actually think the GeForce 4 MX440 was better, which says alot), so no, avoid it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66;14495381 
those are way over 20 bucks i have 20 bucks and maybe 4 dollars more but no more than that

1. save your money and wait.
2. craigs list.

Now also.. I dont know if I want you playing it.. you did pay for the game right? I know I did, good game too, I would buy HL2/E3 If it ever comes out.......
Edited by Killam0n - 8/7/11 at 6:43am
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