advice for a new graphics card
Home | Reviews and Features | Special Reports | Forums |

Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: advice for a new graphics card

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    CA,USA
    Posts
    768

    advice for a new graphics card

    looking for the best bang for buck card and aslo what you think the best card out is excluding the outrageously priced cards
    imac intel cor 2 duo
    Nw8000
    Winxp
    Ebay seller Buy-2-Sell
    Heatware $ponge

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    96
    Try a Geoforce 4 Ti4200, awsome card ,awsome performance and the price has been declining slowly ....

    Just a thought, hopefully it helps.

    Ramy
    Asus P4Pe
    Intel P4 2.4B GHz
    512 MB PC 2700 DDR 333 MHZ RAM
    Antec SX835II w/350 W PS
    Leadtek GeoForce 4 Ti4200 AS250LE-TD 128 MB
    Western Digital 100 GB 7200 RPM HD
    Sound Blaster Live 5.1
    Toshiba 16X DVD
    3D Mark 2001 -- 11,646

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Posts
    1,905
    it really would be better to post a budget as peoples will to spend differ greatly.

    the 9500/9500pro would be seen as best bang for buck in many peoples eyes

    though the ti4200 is a very good card
    A64 3000+ at 3.2ghz
    1gb OCZ Plat 2
    DFI NF4 Ultra-D
    Galaxy 7800GTX
    600W Enermax
    Regassed prommie with R507a

    Ah the new updatedness of my sig.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    wiltshire, uk
    Posts
    4,517
    i've been hearing that the ati 9000's are pretty good value, as well as the ti4200's
    trout are freshwater fish and have underwater weapons
    trout are very valuable and immensely powerful
    keep away from the trout

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Posts
    1,905
    after reading in your other thread that you use photo packages
    i would suggest an ati based card as the image quality is superb
    A64 3000+ at 3.2ghz
    1gb OCZ Plat 2
    DFI NF4 Ultra-D
    Galaxy 7800GTX
    600W Enermax
    Regassed prommie with R507a

    Ah the new updatedness of my sig.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    CA,USA
    Posts
    768
    I would like to stay below $300
    imac intel cor 2 duo
    Nw8000
    Winxp
    Ebay seller Buy-2-Sell
    Heatware $ponge

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Posts
    1,905
    well under $300 you can go all out and get a 9700pro for $271 off pricewatch

    the 9800 should/is (not sure) be out/be out soon and is looking very good
    A64 3000+ at 3.2ghz
    1gb OCZ Plat 2
    DFI NF4 Ultra-D
    Galaxy 7800GTX
    600W Enermax
    Regassed prommie with R507a

    Ah the new updatedness of my sig.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    CA,USA
    Posts
    768
    o yea tv out and in is a definate plus
    imac intel cor 2 duo
    Nw8000
    Winxp
    Ebay seller Buy-2-Sell
    Heatware $ponge

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Posts
    1,905
    here is the product

    here is where it can be found it is a refurbished model about third down $288
    A64 3000+ at 3.2ghz
    1gb OCZ Plat 2
    DFI NF4 Ultra-D
    Galaxy 7800GTX
    600W Enermax
    Regassed prommie with R507a

    Ah the new updatedness of my sig.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Posts
    137
    $ponge: As I mentioned in one of your other threads:

    http://discussions.hardwarecentral.c...hreadid=143807

    We only use ATI cards because of their stability and visual quality. The AIW9700Pro is a great card. However, I would wait for the new 9xxx series cards to be released before purchasing as the prices on existing cards will drop. The new cards are going to be priced close to the existing ones now. If you are considering a GeForce card, the new 5xxx series is coming out also. That means price drops on the existing GF line also. This link pertains to Gainward TI 4200 Golden Sample:

    http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/...012803X,00.asp

    Some unscrupulous venders are STILL selling these cards! It has also been determined that this problem wasn't isolated to just this card. Poorly manufactured capacitors/resistors in Taiwan caused the card malfunctions. Hopefully all the people that were flooding the various web forums with similar problems got their cards RMA'd and this situation is coming to an end.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    593
    Definitely a 9500Pro! It's about $172 and only about 10% less performance than a 9700Pro. With AA and AF on, it easily outperforms a Ti 4600 and is cheaper.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 1999
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    1,864
    I 100% agree with Chiles4. The best "bang for the buck" card is the ATI 9500 Pro, hands down.
    "It was a good lay........"

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •