View Full Version : pci-x videocard

03-09-2011, 03:41 PM
looking for a cheap videocard for my htpc. I need something on par or better than my current 9600gso, which has some leaky caps :hurt:

id like something maybe in the range of a ati 5550/5570 or geforce 240. it'll be handling hd content and light gaming.

if i cant find a videocard, maybe i can look up the caps and replace them.

03-09-2011, 04:01 PM
I've got a 4870 if you're interested, shoot me a pm

03-09-2011, 04:01 PM
caps are cheaper than video cards. unless you can't solder well, then they make things more expensive, lol.

03-09-2011, 05:43 PM
yeah i've gotten pretty good with the soldering iron, so switching the caps wouldnt be a problem.

03-09-2011, 06:24 PM
Just for clarification, you're looking for a PCI-E (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCIe) card, not a PCI-X (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI-X) card, yes?

BTW, if you do try replacing the caps, make sure you have a higher-powered iron. I've found most quality electronics manufacturers use high-temp solder on their boards, so small (20-30W) irons take a really long time to get components off..if they get them off at all.. I have a cheap little 40W desoldering iron that I picked up at Radio Shack for, iirc, ~$10-15 that works well for me.

03-09-2011, 07:30 PM
yeah i meant pci express.

the caps i need are (fz7a) 1000uf 16v, have to replace 3 of them.

03-09-2011, 09:02 PM
I think I have some of those rattling around at home. I can take a look tonight if you like. ..or you could just pick up a few of these. ;)

Or this:

03-10-2011, 02:13 PM
ill probably buy a few and repair the card to keep as a backup, still wanna find one that'll be a little better for light gaming.

03-10-2011, 05:33 PM
If you want medium gaming, my old Diamond 4670 might work. the fan is kinda crappy, though

03-10-2011, 09:07 PM
ive found a 8800gt for $50 at ascendtech

03-10-2011, 09:20 PM
no prob. I'll have a use for that card someday(HTPC maybe :D)

03-15-2011, 01:57 PM
i suck at deciding on things, i ended up going with a 5670.