Help With Gamming Card

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  1. drobbins

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    My son has an E-Machine T2682 computer. It has the white PCI slots. As he gets new games, he has outgrown the video card. I have up graded it once already to a Radeon 7000. His latest games require another upgrade. [​IMG] What would be a good replacement card? I would like the upgrade to last awhile, but want to spend as little $$ as passable. [​IMG]

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  2. Mike_J_Potter

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    Since you need a PCI card there aren't many options. The best PCI card I could find is a Radeon 9250 256mb such as this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102533 the card is under 70.00 and seems to be best card I could locate. It should run allot of games though I would check the minimum specs of the game he wants to play to make sure it will play what he wants.
     
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    The machine will have serious difficulties spinning the latest generation of games, especially if it has just PCI. Just don't go buying something like Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion and expect a good experience. You need at least 1 gigabyte of RAM to run it and a fairly top of the line PCI Express graphics card to turn on most (not all) the graphical goodness. Still, an $80 upgrade won't break the bank, I guess.
     
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    Thanks for all the recommendations. I purchased the GeForce FX5500. Maybe some day I will buy/build a real computer.

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