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hi all, i'm looking to upgrade my video card, would like to get 1 with 256mb and ddr3.
i am told i cant get the ati x800gto2, 'coz it is "pcie" and my mobo is agp.
i don't know if my mobo will ONLY take AGP cards, as i am a NOOB !
any advice?

Before you get a video card, you should upgrade the power supply. I would go for the 6600GT.
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post #22 of 31
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so, can i put any PSU in, or do i have to match it to my Mobo/system?
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post #23 of 31
Yes you should be able to stick any PS you want in there.
P.S. check my link from my previous post their PS are pretty nice.
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post #24 of 31
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ok, so it looks like i should consider a new PSU no matter what card i go for.
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post #25 of 31
Get a 450W PSU - that should future-proof you, and not too expensive - and you can still get a x800 agp.
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post #26 of 31
A really good psu for your system would be the Seasonic S12-500, enermax liberity 500w, ocz powerstream 520. All those psus would be powerful enough to power the most demanding gfx card you put in your rig. They would also handle future upgrades down the road.

my favorite out of the bunch is the seasonic.S12-500

you could also probably get by with the seasonic s12-430, enermax noisetaker 485w or the ocz modstream series
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post #27 of 31
Yes your 200watt PSU is too weak for any upgrades right now. I would get a 450watt PSU (with at least 18amps on the 12v) and then consider a 6800nu.
post #28 of 31
I have read all this post and I'm also wanting to get a 6600GT in AGP. I would also like someone to clarifie as to which of the different manufactures are the best ?? O and it has to be OC-able,a must.

I hope I'm not taking over you post, so sorry if i am
post #29 of 31
Barry: try to get a BFG. If you can afford it get a BFG 6800GT that'll really get ya going

Bicolormoth: for a good PSU for you look on ebuyer for an Antec 550W that should do for a good PSU.
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post #30 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by bicolormoth
hi all, i'm looking to upgrade my video card, would like to get 1 with 256mb and ddr3.
i am told i cant get the ati x800gto2, 'coz it is "pcie" and my mobo is agp.
i don't know if my mobo will ONLY take AGP cards, as i am a NOOB !
any advice?
6600GT newegg.com for under $150.00
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