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I have a system without any AGP/PCI-e slot and I was wondering is it worth going for a PCI graphics card, if so, which 1 is best?
    
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If you don't have a PCIe or AGP slot then there's no real reason to spend more than $50 on a GPU.

Though if you want a modern card that'll support HTPC functions for cheap, 8400GS PCI would do.
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If you don't have a PCIe or AGP slot then there's no real reason to spend more than $50 on a GPU.

Though if you want a modern card that'll support HTPC functions for cheap, 8400GS PCI would do.
Thank you, I will look about for that card

Abit more information:

I was maybe hoping for something that could play:
Halo 1 (Max settings)
MAYBE halo 2 (if possible)
Just pretty basic games really, nothing like GTA IV or Crysis.

I would also need it to be able to play 1080p Video @ 1920x1200 (If possible)
    
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It should be able to play the HD Video.

The games are a no; the PCI bus is too limiting.
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you might be able to play fallut 2?

css... thats about it, get a new mobo.
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You should be able to play Halo 1 at near high specs on a PCI video card. I should know, as a few rigs ago, all I had was a cheapo Dell with only PCI slots. Stuck an old GeForce 5500 in there and it ran it perfectly fine. I don't think Halo 2 will run all that well, but Source games on anything more modern then a 5500 should run perfectly fine. So the 8400 should be perfect for you.
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Halo 1 (Max settings)
Lol, Intel GMA rocks that game with 999FPS
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You should be able to play Halo 1 at near high specs on a PCI video card. I should know, as a few rigs ago, all I had was a cheapo Dell with only PCI slots. Stuck an old GeForce 5500 in there and it ran it perfectly fine. I don't think Halo 2 will run all that well, but Source games on anything more modern then a 5500 should run perfectly fine. So the 8400 should be perfect for you.
Okay, Thank you alot
I will be on the lookout for a 8400.

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Lol, Intel GMA rocks that game with 999FPS
999FPS, are you sure? I only get ~640 on my HD4650..
    
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Okay, Thank you alot
I will be on the lookout for a 8400.



999FPS, are you sure? I only get ~640 on my HD4650..
This is the best PCI card, it'll be cheaper if it was a different brand I guess

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814139046
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This is the best PCI card, it'll be cheaper if it was a different brand I guess

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814139046
There's an HD5450 PCI that's a better card.

Though like I said, there's no point in spending over $50 on a PCI card.

You might as well buy a better mobo and then upgrade the GPU.
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