April 27th, 2004, 08:00 PM
Best video card?
Hey guys, I have around $130 (NOT exactly, I can give or take a little) to spend on a good video card for gaming. Nothing too serious, I can stand 800x600 with medium graphics lol. I want something reliable, that will last for a while.
The only two brands I will accept are ATI or Nvidia
Can someone recommend to me a great video card with details as to why I should buy it?
Here are some system specs:
A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard
AMD Anthlon XP 2700+
1.5GB PC2700 DDR SDRAM
75Hz 17" LCD Optiquest Monitor
Thanks guys. Also, I can predict that a lot of people have asked this before, but as you can see I have gotten specific with my video card requirements. Also, I plan to buy the video card that is suggested most in this thread, so if there's 20 posts and each post is talking about a DIFFERENT video card, how am I supposed to pick? Try to be specific guys, I want a lot of opinions. Type paragraphs if you have to.
I really appreciate it, thanks!
April 28th, 2004, 01:56 PM
http://www20.tomshardware.com/graphi...229/index.html is a very comprehensive list of video cards, with benchmarks. Look at about the Radeon 9600 pro level, and see what they cost on newegg. Get the card that is fastest on the most benchmarks that fits your budget.
If you want to be able to play new games, I'd recommend going a bit higher scale, however. Something like a Radeon 9600xt, 9700pro, or 9800pro, so that you have good dx9 support. In your price, ati's tend to be a bit better than nvidia (i think), so those are what I would look at.
April 30th, 2004, 03:48 AM
In getting a radeon 9600 pro next week for about €130. Good value for money.
yeah i amenglish, but i got a radeon 9200 for about £50 and it works great in a pc of the same spec.