PCI-E video card opinions

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I recently upgraded my AGP-based Socket 775 workstation by buying a used Dell Optiplex GX280, which is a PCI-E based S775 machine. I posted my AGP card (nV 7600GS 256MB) on Cragislist for trade for a similar spec PCI-E and and got responses with a 6600GT and an 8500GT. I dunno which is the better trade. I like the lower power of the 8500GT, but the 6600GT looks like a slightly more powerful card. I don't do a lot of gaming but the i915 video on the GX280 is pretty glacial. Any opinions of, or even offers for, trade?

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I used the wrong link, [url=h

I used the wrong link, try here.

And by lower power of the 8500GT, I meant that it doesn't need an aux power plug to run the card.

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Looks like the 8500GT gives y

Looks like the 8500GT gives you a little bit more rendering power:

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http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-charts-q1-2008/compare,538.html?prod[1603]=on&prod[1557]=on<br />

(had to paste the URL in like this since it uses square brackets that interfered with BBCode)

I had a 6600GT AGP and found it adequate for playing Neverwinter Nights and Morrowind. Both cards should handle that timeframe of gaming well, so I'd even take into account which trade is a closer drive Wink

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i would go something around 8

i would go something around 8600gts or 8800gts. both can be had for cheap now that there are much newer cards out there. refurb's on evga.com for other stuff too.

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If I was going to spend money

If I was going to spend money on one directly I'd certainly go for a nicer GPU, but I'm just in it for a straight swap and it looks like I'm going for the 8500GT.

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8600gts 40 bucks after rebate

8600gts 40 bucks after rebate on newegg... i know im pushy but i thought you should know Smile

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