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Tygerwoody
05-11-06, 12:45 PM
Ok, a friend of mine wants to upgrade his video card. At the moment, he has a lowly 5200. He wants to spend around $150, but i think I can probably talk him up to $200.


So what card should I get him to buy? Even if the card is used, that is fine. I'm thinking I can find a 6800 GT for about that, but they are pretty rare to find in AGP form nowadays.(Funniest part about this whole situation is I owned a 6800GT AGP before I bought my 7900GTX and I ended up selling it to someone on this board)

Sazar
05-11-06, 12:53 PM
Probably an x800 series card if you can't get a 7800gs in the price range.

agentkay
05-11-06, 12:53 PM
6800GS with 256MB maybe?

Rakeesh
05-11-06, 01:02 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Order=PRICE&Page=1&N=2010380048+1069609639+4017&Submit=ENE&SubCategory=48

Though nowadays you probably want to cap at $300 instead of $200, and then go for the 7 series. That seems to be where the major price differentials are for value vs cost.

betterdan
05-11-06, 01:07 PM
You can get an EVGA 6800GT AGP for $175.
All you have to do is pay me :)
I happen to have the card as an extra because I won the 7800 GTX on here. You or your friend can pm me if interested.

Prime
05-11-06, 01:13 PM
You should be able to find a used 6800GT AGP on the Anandtech forums pretty easily for less than $200. If you'd have posted this a bit sooner you could have had mine I sold for $!50.

betterdan
05-11-06, 01:18 PM
If you'd have posted this a bit sooner you could have had mine I sold for $!50.
You do mean $150 right? If $50 that was a hell of a deal. ;)

Son Goku
05-11-06, 03:39 PM
Check

http://www.pricewatch.com

and see if you can get something half decent at around $200 You might be able to get something a bit more recent then a 6800, if you can catch on the right deal. I did manage to pull quite sometime back (when the card was brand spanking new/about top of the line actually) for an Adaptec SCSI card 29160 (then about a $260-$300 MSRP or so SCSI card) for about $140, but no gaurentees...

Prime
05-11-06, 06:08 PM
You do mean $150 right? If $50 that was a hell of a deal. ;)

hehe...yea, held the shift key down a little too long. :)