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Bruce Morgen
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      01-31-2010, 01:56 AM
.....that doesn't require a
400+ watt power supply and/or
its own Molex power connection
to work? I'm fixing up an
otherwise nice old Dell GX260
minitower for my gamer elder
son, and I'd like to avoid
spending an extra $50+ putting
a beefier PS in an old machine
I nabbed for free -- but I will
if that's the only way to get
him his 3D gaming jollies.

Thanks in advance!

 
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      01-31-2010, 07:24 AM
* Bruce Morgen:
> ....that doesn't require a
> 400+ watt power supply and/or
> its own Molex power connection
> to work? I'm fixing up an
> otherwise nice old Dell GX260
> minitower for my gamer elder
> son, and I'd like to avoid
> spending an extra $50+ putting
> a beefier PS in an old machine
> I nabbed for free -- but I will
> if that's the only way to get
> him his 3D gaming jollies.


I wouldn't invest much moneey. The Optiplex GX260 is a very old and slow
Pentium4 system, and the whole series suffered from bad capacitors that
sooner or later lead to instabilities. And no matter what AGP card you
put in, the bottleneck will always be the slow CPU.

If I were you I'd look for a 2nd hand Geforce 6600GT/6800GT or Radeon
9600/9800 which both should be a good fit for such an old system and
able to run any older games adequate for a P4 system.

Benjamin
 
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      01-31-2010, 12:00 PM
On 31-Jan-10 09:56, Bruce Morgen wrote:
> ....that doesn't require a
> 400+ watt power supply and/or
> its own Molex power connection
> to work? I'm fixing up an
> otherwise nice old Dell GX260
> minitower for my gamer elder
> son, and I'd like to avoid
> spending an extra $50+ putting
> a beefier PS in an old machine
> I nabbed for free -- but I will
> if that's the only way to get
> him his 3D gaming jollies.


I once saw ATI Radeon 2400Pro being sold at HK$450!

http://www.jumbo-computer.com/pricelist.asp

Go the "VGA" page, and look for "AGP".

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Bruce Morgen
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      01-31-2010, 08:32 PM
Benjamin Gawert <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>* Bruce Morgen:
>> ....that doesn't require a
>> 400+ watt power supply and/or
>> its own Molex power connection
>> to work? I'm fixing up an
>> otherwise nice old Dell GX260
>> minitower for my gamer elder
>> son, and I'd like to avoid
>> spending an extra $50+ putting
>> a beefier PS in an old machine
>> I nabbed for free -- but I will
>> if that's the only way to get
>> him his 3D gaming jollies.

>
>I wouldn't invest much moneey. The Optiplex GX260 is a very old and slow
>Pentium4 system, and the whole series suffered from bad capacitors that
>sooner or later lead to instabilities. And no matter what AGP card you
>put in, the bottleneck will always be the slow CPU.
>
>If I were you I'd look for a 2nd hand Geforce 6600GT/6800GT or Radeon
>9600/9800 which both should be a good fit for such an old system and
>able to run any older games adequate for a P4 system.
>

Thanks -- he doesn't expect to
be able to play the latest and
greatest games, but he does
want some 3D capability that
the Radeon 7000 currently in
there doesn't have. As for
reliability, I've got that
covered -- there are two more
working GX260s that came with
this one waiting in the garage
in case something goes wrong.
:-)
 
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      01-31-2010, 09:10 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ue=679%3A44045

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Bruce Morgen
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      01-31-2010, 10:18 PM
Ed Light <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ue=679%3A44045


Thanks!

 
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