Best Graphics Card According To My Specs

What is best graphics card for my computer, according to my specs?

Specs:

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name YOUR-706E99D2E1
User Name Owner

Motherboard
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 3200+
Motherboard Name FIC K7M-NF18G (AU31) (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 IGP
System Memory 1984 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (08/06/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU (64 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA nForce2
Monitor eView 17f2 [17" CRT] (MPF3A50023196)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter nVIDIA MCP2 - Audio Codec Interface
Audio Adapter nVIDIA MCP2 - Audio Processing Unit (Dolby Digital)

Storage
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller MagicISO SCSI Host Controller
Disk Drive WDC WD1600BB-22GUC0 (149 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
Optical Drive DVD-16X DVD-ROM BDV316G (16x/48x DVD-ROM)
Optical Drive MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
Optical Drive TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552D (DVD+R9:2.4x, DVD+RW:16x/4x, DVD-RW:12x/4x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:40x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 148075 MB (121966 MB free)
D: (FAT32) 4540 MB (2288 MB free)
Total Size 149.0 GB (121.3 GB free)

Input
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

Network
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller (172.16.1.36)

Peripherals
Printer EPSON Stylus Photo R320 Series
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
Printer Send To OneNote 2007
USB1 Controller nVIDIA MCP2 - OHCI USB Controller
USB1 Controller nVIDIA MCP2 - OHCI USB Controller
USB2 Controller nVIDIA MCP2 - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller
USB Device Multimedia Card Reader

Source: Everest

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  1. How much do you have to spend?

    What resolution do you plan to play on?
  2. The resolution at about 1024x768 and my max budget would be around 80 or 100 dollars if there is a better card out there but above my budget, also include it
  3. sorry....nvm i won't be able to assist you but im sure someone can help you since youl need an agp card etc
  4. alright thanks anyways
  5. Well the best AGP card for about $100 is the 3850...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131141

    But you need to have a decent power suppply unit with Power Connector - 6 Pin to power the card...

    If you dont have a good power supply, then get this...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131150
    Even this requires a 4 pin power connector...

    But I wouldnt actually advice you to spend more than $50 on an AGP card...

    Well my advice would be to change you Power supply for a better one if you dont have a good power supply as you can always reuse them for the future builds...and get the above card 2400Pro for now...
  6. Get these now for about $130

    PSU - Very good 500W power supply, which can be reused even for the future build.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007

    CARD - Can play most of the games at that resolution...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131136
  7. You could save $15 on the PSU by going with the Antec earthwatts 430W version, but along with the wattage drop, you also lose the second 6-pin connector and potentially it's use in a future build.

    The 2600XT, as gkay recommended just above, is a good GPU for your budget.

    Give us your power supply make and model so we can see what it can handle. Maybe you won't need one right now.
  8. The Antec Earthwatts 500 is a good buy. Go with either the 2400pro, or 2600XT. I would say 9600GT, but that might be too much $ wise. The PSU is important here, don't go any lower than the Earthwatts 430. This will really limit your options later. Hope that helps.
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