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Hello everyone,

I've been offered a deal for my near-new coolermaster 600w PSU. In exchange for it, I'd be given a X850 xt AGP 256mb. The thing I'm most concerned with is what cables I'd need to power it. The guy I'm trading with says he doesn't have the cables anymore, and I don't know if I can power it. I have plenty of molex left over, but does it require anything special?

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That's a poor deal I wouldn't do it. An x850 was good... At one point.

And you don't need any special power connectors for AGP cards.
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x850? not worth it. The card performs really well (I have one myself) but it doesn't support Shader Model 3.0. And the industry is already up to SM4.0.

Either way, AGP cards (I'm pretty sure that one too) used regular molex connectors for power - the same plug used on a CDROM.

Edit: Nvm, I have an x850xe. Close but its a bit better than that one.
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I have no use for the powersupply, and the x850 xt is a definite upgrade from my 6600.
    
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You can get better AGP cards... x1550 I think is the best one.
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Originally Posted by Arbiter419 View Post
I have no use for the powersupply, and the x850 xt is a definite upgrade from my 6600.
Meh, its not THAT much of an upgrade. But whatever floats your boat.

Edit: @lowstrife - the x850 is BETTER than the x1550
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Well it should be fine for source games right?

Those are most likely the most demanding things I'll be playing.
    
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Well it should be fine for source games right?

Those are most likely the most demanding things I'll be playing.
I'm not 100% sure about the AGP model, but I know the PCIe one will play HL2 at 1280x1024 at max settings at perfectly playable rates on a P4 630 - its been a while though so I forget exactly how much. And it couldn't handle 1600x1200 without dropping the settings a bit.
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Awesome, thanks a bunch.
    
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