I use a pentium 4 2.4ghz with 512mb ddr and a ati8500 as a media center in my living room, its good for divx and playing old_but_still_good games, but now i want more and i want to be able to watch 720p on it without slowdowns so...what video card would you recomend taking in mind i wouldnt want to spend more than 60€ on it?
PS.: the board is a ECS with agp 4x !
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im pretty sure you can play 720p now. if not, a 9600 pro should do.
Youre gonna need more if you want to play HD movies. Either a very good multi-core CPU or a card with HD encoding, HD 2000/3000/4000, Nvidia 8/9/GTX. That 8500 can support the proper resolution though.
Nice to see I got two (one) troll hitting every post I make with thumbs downs. Hope you sleep better at night, loser
Its not me if you are wondering.
Nah. Somebody has been going around to ALLL of my post within the past few days and giving me -2.
lol, someone is picking on you and having fun. Well, i didnt want to upgrade the whole system, i though the pentium 4 2.4 ghz was perfect for 720p if it was cooping with a decent gpu, am i not right?
You think a nvidia 6200 or any ati 3xxx series (agp) would do the trick?
Any cheap agp hd 3x50 will do its also future proof if you wana upgrade your monitor/tv down the road. The 7 series are also good at decoding video. I saw a 7300gt once bringing down the cpu usage to zero percent while watching a dvd in media centre using vlcplayer.