I think I may buy a new video card and I may try out HL2. I'm thinking of this due to a buddy of mine who's real close who has it. The game looks great.
I typically don't play games. I think I'm going to give this one a go though.
My question is this:
I have been looking at Video cards and I have about $150 to spend. I've been looking at the ATI 9600XT and also the ATI 9800 non-pro. I don't want the SE.
I have to keep myself on the $150 budget. So If I could get a good card for like $135 that would be great.
It seems like the 9600's have 4 pipes and the higher cards have 8 pipes.
I saw a few other threads here about video cards but that was before HL2 came out. Now that it's out what kind of cards do you all have that play it well?
I have heard for HL2 that ATI cards play it better. True?
I'll be putting this card in a P4 1.5GHz box with 512MB RAM.
Thanks in advance for any help.