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biosninja
10-21-2002, 07:24 AM
Can anyone recomend a good graphics card. I want to upgrade and pay about $75 - 100$

btq
10-21-2002, 09:08 AM
what do ya want? like more ram, faster ram, TV-out..?
those inno3D geforce cards are cheap as..uhmm..cheap,and
friends aren't complaining..:)
price ranges from $60 and up here in swedenland..

/btq

BMJ
10-21-2002, 09:28 AM
Go a little over and get a GeForce4 Ti4200 for $120, it's a great deal.

Fountain
10-21-2002, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by BMJ
Go a little over and get a GeForce4 Ti4200 for $120, it's a great deal.


However much that is it seems cheap. Its a good card,get it NOW!

Hillbillie
10-21-2002, 05:55 PM
Any GeForce chipset is a good deal. Usually the price is synonomous with the quality of graphics on those.

Another good card is the ATI Radeon. I've heard the latest 9000's really give the GeForce 4 a run for it's money. I also think they're a little more expensive.

ZerOrDie
10-21-2002, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by Hillbillie
Any GeForce chipset is a good deal. Usually the price is synonomous with the quality of graphics on those.

Another good card is the ATI Radeon. I've heard the latest 9000's really give the GeForce 4 a run for it's money. I also think they're a little more expensive.

well the 9700pro is twice as fast as the fastest geforce...
but it also costs a lot!

RoD
10-21-2002, 06:09 PM
Forget Nvidia they r junk, go grab a voodoo 5 off ebay for 60 bucks, crank in some aftermarket XP Dozer drivers and watch nvidia users lose :D

biosninja
10-21-2002, 10:58 PM
Weel never liked Voodoo cards. A lot of my friends' Voodoo cards suffer from overheating.:D

Wouldn't the ati cards be better than the geforce cards? Saw saw graphs on the internet and the ati cards kicked some serious ass!!!

(lost the links to those graphs):mad:

RoD
10-22-2002, 03:54 AM
A lot of my friends' Voodoo cards suffer from overheating

I'm inclined to agree here. 3DFX, rest its soul, shipped all their cards with minimal heating, as in, just enough. Once u tweak it needs bigger fans, but mine work nice and i only paid around $20 for the set.

biosninja
10-22-2002, 04:01 AM
There I don't quite agree. three of my my friends didn't overclock whilst the others overclocked, and lets just say...they deserved it.

RoD
10-22-2002, 04:15 AM
Well mines o/c'd a little but it has no fans cuz they burnt out. Which is tempting fate cuz the exhaust coming out the rear fans of my case is rlly hott, think i am going to put my ATI Radeon 32mb DDR tv/tuner back in till i get new ones.

biosninja
10-22-2002, 04:24 AM
But why would the company bring out the cards if they knew that there was gonna be heat problems?

RoD
10-22-2002, 04:40 AM
Because the market they are targeted twords demands high performance, and most of us know that with HP comes heat.

The cards were shipped with fans that were able to handle the voodoo 5's heat as long as it was kept with factory settings/drivers. It wasn't till i tweaked mine totally i replaced the fans.

face_master
10-22-2002, 06:00 AM
my voodoo3 is a peice of crap! Lucky tommorrow i'm getting a comp of my own! WOOHOO!

ammar
10-22-2002, 10:13 AM
I saw a graphics card called Radeon 9700 it's looks great but it's price is much GREATER!!!