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John D
03-12-2008, 10:02 PM
Looking at buying a new graphics card for a bit of occasional gaming.
Price range of $150 to $200 mark.
Have AGP slot on the P5 board.

Have been looking at the cards like Sapphire Radeon HD3650
Or perhaps the ASUS Extreme AH3850.

Have no special preference for ATI or nVidia.

Any views and recommendations would be good.

Cheers John

GameJunkie
03-12-2008, 10:14 PM
how about this one (http://www.elive.co.nz/sapphire-x1650-avgcard-dv0896.php)

Chilling_Silence
03-12-2008, 10:25 PM
Hey wow, that looks like a pretty decent card for that price .. AGP too! :D

GameJunkie
03-12-2008, 10:26 PM
indeed it is, elive is good for gfx cards etc

John D
04-12-2008, 05:27 AM
indeed it is, elive is good for gfx cards etc


Yes I did spy those and I thought at a good price too.

http://uec.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=40&products_id=20261

Would you both consider that card to be a better buy than this card.


http://uec.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=40&products_id=27693

Cheers John.

GameJunkie
04-12-2008, 07:34 AM
they have similar specs, so it would be best to get the one i suggested :D

John D
04-12-2008, 06:58 PM
they have similar specs, so it would be best to get the one i suggested :D

Ill go the cheaper one I think's :rolleyes:


No thoughts on the 3650 and 3850 series cards. perhaps a little more money for better card, or not so perhaps

Cheers again John,

GameJunkie
04-12-2008, 07:03 PM
the 3850 looks pretty good

Blam
04-12-2008, 08:15 PM
The X1650 Pro is indeed good value but if you really want something fast your should get the Nvidia 9600GSO.

Got a pretty good review (9.5/10) in the recent issue of PC WORLD.

Only around 160 bucks too

GameJunkie
04-12-2008, 08:20 PM
is it AGP though?

Blam
04-12-2008, 08:52 PM
Dang!...missed that.
Would've been one great card though:p

GameJunkie
04-12-2008, 08:59 PM
:D, what are the green connectors on the 9600 GSO by the way?

memphis
07-12-2008, 10:11 AM
Get the best AGP Graphic Card to put some new life into your computer and keep it going::)
:D
Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 512MB AGP Dual DVI TV-out Graphic Card http://www.dragonpc.co.nz/c.aspx?r=1e&c=Hardware&s=Video+Card+(AGP)

:thumbs:

And get 2 x 1gb ddr 400 ram as well and that will help you out as well to speed up your computer.:clap

memphis
07-12-2008, 12:40 PM
This one is cheaper!!!
http://uec.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=40&products_id=20260

Sapphire Radeon HD3850 512MB AGP - Dual DVI / TV-Out
Retail Price: $221.00

Specifications
Graphics Engine Ati Radeon HD3850
Memory Size 512MB GDDR3
Memory Bus 256-bit
Engine Clock 668MHz
RAMDAC 2 x 400MHz
Max. Resolution 2560 x 1600
Bus Standard AGP
VGA Output No
TV Tuner No
TV-out Yes (HDTV)
DVI Dual DVI

:clap:banana

Speedy Gonzales
07-12-2008, 01:21 PM
Hate to see what dear is, if thats cheap

sammo450
07-12-2008, 01:40 PM
The X1650 Pro is indeed good value but if you really want something fast your should get the Nvidia 9600GSO.

Got a pretty good review (9.5/10) in the recent issue of PC WORLD.

Only around 160 bucks too

Is the GSO better than the GT? Most 9600GTs are either less than or a tiny bit more than $200, and think they're not a bad card for the money. I'm going to get Asus' black pearl EN9600GT. Looks like a very good card, not sure if they do an AGP version, but probably do.

Yes speedy gonzales, if you look at the high end nVidia gaming cards they're around the $1000 mark.