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Best silent nvidia videocard for 100 USD/euros ?

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Anonymous
May 13, 2004 5:21:54 AM

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Hi,

My friend has bought a new Dell Dimension 4600 (P4 2.8 Ghzt, 513 Mb,
17" monitor, 120 Gb HD, DVD, CDROM Writer) and I need to find a good
videocard for her quickly

The Dimension 4600 is very quiet,
(almost ablsolutly no noise, either from CPU fan or power supply or
from HD, videochip and sound integrated on the mainboard),
and my friend wants to keep the PC very quiet after the new videocard
has been installed in the PC.

She plays more often to sims games (Sims, Singles, SimCity), or STR
games (DS, WIII), but she also want to be able to have a correct
decent frame per second in a game as Painkiller.

(sure she will have a look on Doom 3 or HL2, Far Cry also).
So DirectX 9 games compatibility is a clear requirement I think.

But the main criteria is the silent, first of all !

Keeping that in mind, what is the best nvidia videocard to choose for
(around) 100 USD/euros ?

And please, there is no watercooling solution for this price ! ;) 

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Daniel
Anonymous
May 13, 2004 11:54:11 AM

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"Daniel Planet" <pasdespam@nospam.non> schreef in bericht
news:h8c5a01qeguqerql4idps5barolj703meb@4ax.com...
>
> Hi,
>
> My friend has bought a new Dell Dimension 4600 (P4 2.8 Ghzt, 513 Mb,
> 17" monitor, 120 Gb HD, DVD, CDROM Writer) and I need to find a good
> videocard for her quickly
>
> The Dimension 4600 is very quiet,
> (almost ablsolutly no noise, either from CPU fan or power supply or
> from HD, videochip and sound integrated on the mainboard),
> and my friend wants to keep the PC very quiet after the new videocard
> has been installed in the PC.
>
> She plays more often to sims games (Sims, Singles, SimCity), or STR
> games (DS, WIII), but she also want to be able to have a correct
> decent frame per second in a game as Painkiller.
>
> (sure she will have a look on Doom 3 or HL2, Far Cry also).
> So DirectX 9 games compatibility is a clear requirement I think.
>
> But the main criteria is the silent, first of all !
>
> Keeping that in mind, what is the best nvidia videocard to choose for
> (around) 100 USD/euros ?
>
> And please, there is no watercooling solution for this price ! ;) 
>
> Many thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Daniel
>

Silent, very fast and cheap, those are 3 things that will not go together...

Hasj Pee
Anonymous
May 13, 2004 1:16:10 PM

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Well I just bought an asus v9520 magic /t fx5200 it only has a heatsink, so
no fan, that means zero noise !

It is fully DX 9 compatible, at least so they say ;)  :) 

This card should be fast enough to play even doomIII and farcry on such a
system... since I played doom3 alpha and farcry on a radeon 9000 and even
that worked. the fx5200 is comparable in performance with the radeon 9000 I
think... though the fx5200 might be faster on some points since the radeon
is only dx 8.1 compatible... so fx5200 will perform faster for dx9 games !

The frame rate will probably be around 30 fps per second or so.

That should be enough.

For all the other games I bet it will do just fine ! =D

The coming days I will test my fx5200 on a pentium III 450 mhz with 256 mb
ram ! go figure ;) 

I will try to test halo, homeworld 2, maybe even farcray, call of duty,
battefield... all these kind of games...

Oh that remembers I have a very cooling question.. but I will post that in a
next thread =D

Oh one more thing... I think your search will end at fz5200 if you want an
nvidia card... since I dont think nvidia has any faster fanless/noiseless
cards =D

Bye, bye,
Skybuck
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Anonymous
May 13, 2004 5:09:36 PM

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"Skybuck Flying" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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" I think your search will end at fz5200 if you want an nvidia card...
since I dont think nvidia has any faster fanless/noiseless cards "


Wrong. http://snipurl.com/6avv
Anonymous
May 13, 2004 8:44:39 PM

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"Cuzman" <cuzNOSPAM@supanet.com> wrote in message
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> "Skybuck Flying" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:c7v7ab$9he$1@news5.tilbu1.nb.home.nl...
>
> " I think your search will end at fz5200 if you want an nvidia card...
> since I dont think nvidia has any faster fanless/noiseless cards "
>
>
> Wrong. http://snipurl.com/6avv

Well, occurding to this chart:

http://users.erols.com/chare/video.htm

The 5200 and the 5500 are both as fast.

The store where I bought the 5200 does not have the 5500 I think...

Is there any other difference between these cards expect a different model
number ? (maybe to avoid confusion with the 5200 64 bit version ? )

Skybuck.
Anonymous
May 14, 2004 7:22:05 PM

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"Skybuck Flying" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Cuzman" <cuzNOSPAM@supanet.com> wrote in message
> news:2gh6rpF2oiouU1@uni-berlin.de...
> > "Skybuck Flying" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:c7v7ab$9he$1@news5.tilbu1.nb.home.nl...
> >
> > " I think your search will end at fz5200 if you want an nvidia card...
> > since I dont think nvidia has any faster fanless/noiseless cards "
> >
> >
> > Wrong. http://snipurl.com/6avv
>
> Well, occurding to this chart:
>
> http://users.erols.com/chare/video.htm
>
> The 5200 and the 5500 are both as fast.
>
> The store where I bought the 5200 does not have the 5500 I think...
>
> Is there any other difference between these cards expect a different model
> number ? (maybe to avoid confusion with the 5200 64 bit version ? )

And if you bothered to look around at other sites you might have wondered if
that page you were looking at was wrong. The FX 5500 cards from a number of
manufacturers are rated at 270mhz core, 400mhz memory. Performance sits
between the 5200 and 5600 chipsets, as expected with it numbered as 5500.

Dan
Anonymous
May 14, 2004 8:51:13 PM

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"Daniel Crichton" <news@worldofspack.co.uk> wrote in message
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> "Skybuck Flying" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:c801jp$tqt$1@news4.tilbu1.nb.home.nl...
> >
> > "Cuzman" <cuzNOSPAM@supanet.com> wrote in message
> > news:2gh6rpF2oiouU1@uni-berlin.de...
> > > "Skybuck Flying" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > news:c7v7ab$9he$1@news5.tilbu1.nb.home.nl...
> > >
> > > " I think your search will end at fz5200 if you want an nvidia
card...
> > > since I dont think nvidia has any faster fanless/noiseless cards "
> > >
> > >
> > > Wrong. http://snipurl.com/6avv
> >
> > Well, occurding to this chart:
> >
> > http://users.erols.com/chare/video.htm
> >
> > The 5200 and the 5500 are both as fast.
> >
> > The store where I bought the 5200 does not have the 5500 I think...
> >
> > Is there any other difference between these cards expect a different
model
> > number ? (maybe to avoid confusion with the 5200 64 bit version ? )
>
> And if you bothered to look around at other sites you might have wondered
if
> that page you were looking at was wrong. The FX 5500 cards from a number
of
> manufacturers are rated at 270mhz core, 400mhz memory. Performance sits
> between the 5200 and 5600 chipsets, as expected with it numbered as 5500.

After I posted it I took a look with google but waited for your reply since
I can no longer post to my own messages ;D

As far as I can tell the 5500 is just an overclocked 5200... no big deal.
The 5500 number is misleading at best.

Skybuck.
!