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Hey, My little brother has a system that I built him a while back that I'd like to upgrade. It's got a skt 775 p4 at 3.0GHz, 2 x 512mb of kingston value ram, some gigabyte motherboard (cant remember which), and a 9600xt. I'd like to upgrade the graphics so he can play LOTRO with me. My question is what is the best AGP card the wont be bottlenecked by the rest of the system?
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7600gt?
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Yep the EVGA e-GeForce 7600GT AGP8X Superclocked 512MB ithink its good not sure.Or the EVGA e-GeForce 7800GS 256MB AGP8X Superclocked.
 
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7600Gt's are beasts, and should not have much of a bottleneck in that system. They perform on about the same level as a heavily overclocked 6800 Ultra, and are a heck of a lot cheaper.
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I went from a 9800 Pro to a BFG 7800 GS OC and was amazed. I gained about 30000 in AM3.
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bottlenecks dont matter in games. theres a very good thread about bottlenecks a few threads below this one. I agree on the 7600GT / 7800GS or the X1950Pro if your feeling really generous. Either will be fine. the X1950pro is the best, but it depends how much you want to spend.

Or, get the 7600GT, and from the money saved from getting the 7800GS/X1950Pro, get him 2x 1GB sticks of ram, LOTRO loves lots of ram. He'll also have quite a kickass pc ;p
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You won't be dissapointed with a 7800gs. Especially if you do voltage mods on it. I have the evga 7800gs co 430/650. It went to 680/800 with voltage mods.
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