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  1. #1
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    Video Card for Grandma's PC

    As I said I'm building a PC for my Grandmother. I'm using a FIC 503+ MB that I have. What would be a good video card PCI or AGP for general office, internet. Thanks.

    Around $50.00 to $75.00 at the most.

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    Try a generic 4MB S3 or something. They can be had at any local shop for about $30 or so.

    [This message has been edited by jeff_w (edited 08-26-99).]

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    Well let's see..i'm assuming your grandmother is a typical grandmother, who probably won't be a hardcore quake 3 and unreal gamer, so what i would do is just go for the cheapest one. Try to be a little more specific on her needs. If she's just using the internet and just normal microsoft word, i really doubt she'll need to go out and buy a tnt 2, maybe try the old tnt or like the 3dfx banshee or 3dfx voodoo2.
    thankz. latez.

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    ecsi1,
    My friend has a Viper 550 and he got it pretty cheap ($60). Just get her the 8 Meg version. That should be plenty for her needs. Plus it's a good overall card on 2D and 3D...

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    A banshee would be a fine choice, and they can be had for less than $50 online.

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  6. #6
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    Just get a 4mb card. Unless she REALLY likes games, a basic 3d accelerator works fine.
    Change is inevitable....except from vending machines

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