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My Friend has a Dell Dimension 3000, and tries to play games on it with the integrated graphics, which i told him isnt gonna get him real far. unfornately, he is limited to the PCI interface on his motherboard, and he thinks that he'll want to get a new one. what is the best PCI card that i could get for him? I looked on newegg and it seems there that the Geforce FX 5500 is the best option, but if anyone knows of a better card to get, or you just want to comment, let me know.
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I would want to make sure the power supply is up to handling the extra load. It may be a nonstandard supply so replacing it with a larger one might not be easy. Also make sure that you can even add a video card, on some models it's not possible or very easy.
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well i have looked inside his pc and he clearly has 2 open PCI slots so a pci card would be fine. i would just like to know the best card so then i can look at his psu and see how much it can handle
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