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wax
11-01-2003, 07:56 PM
OK, so I'm getting a new video card some time in the foreseeable future, unfortunately, I'm so out of the loop that I have no idea what to get. I currently have a 64mb card, and I was thinking about getting a 128 mb. Anyone have any recommendations, brands, anything? Or should I just get something more powerful. My budget is around $100, but i'm moderately flexible on that, if it's worth it.

Dr Unne
11-01-2003, 08:46 PM
NVIDIA = good. ATI = bad. Get the best one you can afford. Unless you're a gamer you're not likely to notice any difference though, so long as you get a fairly good one.

Burtsplurt
11-01-2003, 09:00 PM
The PNY NVidia FX5200 128MB is a good budget card. No idea if it's less than $100, but I got mine for 70. I think that probably equates to $100 (or less) when you take into account that pretty much everything is cheaper in America.

Endless
11-01-2003, 09:32 PM
I agree with that. I have a MSI FX5200 128Mb, and it works just fine with all the games so far. And it's cheap (well, for a video card, that is). You should be able to find it for around $100 or less (<a href="http://www.buy.com/retail/searchresults.asp?search_store=1&qu=fx+5200&loc=101">example</a>).

wax
11-02-2003, 05:01 AM
i think i may have made a decision, it's a little more than my original budget...but..

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=608888&Sku=P450-8510

unless you people know something I don't

Bulldog
11-02-2003, 03:11 PM
You should probably wait a little. Since the news cards recently came out, the old ones with drop in price in a couple of weeks.