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I want to go cheap but be decent with what I'm getting. So I need your opinion. How about using Xtasy Visiontek 9200 SE (128 MB PCI) for FFXI?????????????

Any one ever try this and have good success?
 

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I want to go cheap but be decent with what I'm getting. So I need your opinion. How about using Xtasy Visiontek 9200 SE (128 MB PCI) for FFXI?????????????

Any one ever try this and have good success?
The SE variants of the 9200 are crap. Heavily crippled.

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Honestly. Get a 9600 Non Pro, Non Second edition if you want a decent value card. Or a 6600 Non GT in AGP flavor. (will cost a bit more)
 

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What are your current computer specs???
 

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if you have a ps2 with a hd bay, you can spend $100 for the ps2 version and not worry about graphics cards.. :p
 

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So do all PCI cards suck when it comes to online type games like FFXI???
I know AGP is faster but I thought I could wing it with PCI
 

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  1. Don't double post. There is an edit button, please use it
  2. Knowing what graphics card you currently have might just possibly be a little useful
  3. It's not about the online aspect, it's the 3d engine.
    The 9200SE might work with FFXI, but it'd likely be slow due to the card's speeds.
    Most PCI cards are indeed crap. Most of the time manufacturers will shove thier lowest end part on PCI, but that's it.
 

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Well from all the places I've checked here in Edmonton.. The PCI variants of all the cards I've checked have been more expensive than the AGP equivelants. I see no reason to buy a PCI graphics board. That is unless you don't have an AGP slot.. Which in that case, you should be seriously thinking about a new motherboard.
 

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I have an AGP 9200SE, AMD Athlon XP 2600+, 256mb DDR and I ran the test program. It said I would be able to run the game decently, but I really recommend getting a faster video card.
 

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I guess you guys are right. AGP is the way to go, which brings me to my next biggest problem.

Did any of you guys have mounting problems after you bought the GeforceFX series when putting it into your computer?

Heres my problem: I bought the geforce 5200 FX series. Placed it into my AGP slot...Perfect fit. However, as you all know, there is a thin metal blade that holds the graphics card. You have to get this metal blade to snap onto the computer, so you can get a stable fit. I was only able to get the card into the AGP slot, and I was pressing gently on the blade to get it to snap onto the computer. Was I not pressing hard enough? I didnt want to damage or get the card jammed into the agp slot.

So I was wondering if any of you had problems installing the card into the computer and getting a stable fit with GeForce 5200 Series?
 

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Snap?? I don't know if this is new for newer cards but I'm pretty sure that all cards(PCI and AGP) use screws. It might just be your case. As long as it fits in all the way and you can get something to hold it there, then it should be fine.
 

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Screws? I don't use screws :p thats for no0bs who want there cards secure, who wants that?!?!

Seriously though, yeah push it down till it is "snug" not snap. Then screw it in the case if you wish.
 

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a geforce4 ti serious would be just perfect for the game, so grab 1 of those, i use to run it on my geforce4 TI 4400 card and it ran great
 

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you mean that snap close to the conection port? :) fits well here, as the rest ;)
 
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