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    Damnatory's Avatar OTL BT Rep: +6BT Rep +6
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    A buddy of mine is looking to upgrade his Geforce FX 5200 Ultra graphics card, but he has an $80 budget to spend on it...

    I suggested something to him, that was almost $100, but then he informed me of his $80 budget... So I went searching about and ran across this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814153012

    I've never heard anything about Jetway, so I don't know how good their produsts are. I thought maybe someone here has had some experience with them, or maybe even might be able to suggest a better (256mb , AGP 8x) for the $80 limit.

    Thanks in advance.

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    The person that said in the comments for that card "Runs Battlefield on full settings", I wonder if they mean Battlefield 2, because I dont think a 256 card would be worth it for the original...

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    dought they meant bf2, that card would have low fps on bf2, i think

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    If the rest of his system made up for the card (1gb good ram, amd 3000 and above) he could run bf2 at medium low settings, BF1942 would run like a dream on that card.

    Tell him to save for a while, theres no point in buying a ancient gfx card.

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    True.

    Put that $80 towards a new comp.
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    He was pretty adament about wanting to just upgrade the Gfx card, so I suppose I'll just suggest the one I posted here, and hope that he likes it.
    Thanks for the input though.

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    True, but what he wants to do is like upgrading from a brick to a slightly smaller brick...there both pretty much useless. If he can hold tight and not blow his money for a few months...he could go alot farther with 150-200$

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    It's AGP anyways...He can't really buy anything good gfx card without PCI-e.
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    If it's not too late, this should be slightly better since it supports OpenGL 1.5. GDDR2 memory will probably OC better too. Only 15c more after shipping, but this one also has a $10 mail-in rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102600
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