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January 16, 2001 1:51:34 PM

Hi All,
I am in the process of building my first computer and I'm looking for opinions on which graphics card to use. System is at this point: Athlon 1.1 GH, Asus A7V, 300w power supply, Maxtor 40G @7200. Thanks in advance for any and all help.
Jack

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January 16, 2001 1:54:54 PM

$ = GeForce2 MX
$$ = GeForce2 GTS
$$$ = GeForce2 Ultra

You decide
January 16, 2001 2:41:09 PM

$ geforce mx = 3d(good)
$$ Geforce2 GTS = 3d(great)
$$$ ATi RADEON AIW* - tv tuner , dvd decoder = 3d(good)
$$$ Geforce2 ultra = 3d(FASTEST YOU CAN GET)

* ATi Radeon has driver problems in Win 2k

Cel 533 - 256mb sdram
15gb HD - ati radeon 32mb ddr (200/200)
SB live! mp3+ - win98 Beos
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January 16, 2001 6:32:16 PM

Shouldn't that be

$ = GeForce2 MX
$$ = GeForce2 GTS
$$$$$$$$$$$ = GeForce2 Ultra
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
January 16, 2001 7:03:51 PM

Mate are you prepared to recommend Radeon's after looking at all the posts about them?
January 16, 2001 8:31:44 PM

Yeah, I didn't put Radeon on my list.
Maybe hobbit is getting to me.
January 16, 2001 9:30:44 PM

Hobbit wont get to me i have a ATi radeon w/ Brand New Drivers out today.

Cel 533 - 256mb sdram
15gb HD - ati radeon 32mb ddr (200/200)
SB live! mp3+ - win98 Beos
January 16, 2001 9:49:41 PM

No, just this.

$ = GeForce2 MX
$$ = GeForce2 GTS
$$$$$ = GeForce2 Ultra
January 16, 2001 11:03:56 PM

nope, you want 2nd party at least


$ = GeForce2 MX
$$ = GeForce2 GTS
$$$= ATi radeon AIW
$$$$ = GeForce2 Ultra


Cel 533 - 256mb sdram
15gb HD - ati radeon 32mb ddr (200/200)
SB live! mp3+ - win98 Beos
January 17, 2001 2:04:48 AM

Actually a meant

$ = 100 dollars
$$ = 200 dollars
$$$$$ = 500 dollars

but you are right because Geforce 2 Ultras are available for about $400 now.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
January 17, 2001 12:39:46 PM

I got my Radeon 64mb DDR Vivo card for $215. its even less now i bet, go look at pricewatch.com for great prices.

I had it with Hobbit. that guy seems to be just looking for pitty, not solutions. he needs a bitch session with some old divorced bitter women.

I got the radeon to work perfectly under windows ME after a bit of looking and downloading of new dirvers for, the card, the VIA chipset and directx 8.

my stats:
PIII 750
Asus P3v4x
160mb system ram
readeon 64mb DDR
Maxtor HD
bla bla bla

you need to figure out what you want your card to do. and then find the card that can do all those things for the money you are willing to spend.
January 17, 2001 2:45:34 PM

Actually a meant

$ = GEFORCE2 MX 125 dollars
$$ = GEFORCE2 GTS 200 dollars
$$$ = ATi RADEON AIW 300 dollars
$$$$$ = GEFORCE2 ULTRA 400 dollars

but you are right because ATi RADEON AIW are available for about $300 now.

Cel 533 - 256mb sdram
15gb HD - ati radeon 32mb ddr (200/200)
SB live! mp3+ - win98 Beos
January 17, 2001 11:48:07 PM

i would suggest looking around the internet for hard numbers and comparisons of the cards rather than asking people their opinions. most users here are biased one way or the other and you aren't likely to get real straight answers.

if money's not an issue i'd go for a leadtek geforce2. it's around 170$. it's going to play well and it's not going to break the bank. if you have to have the fastest go for the ultra. i also would suggest looking a www.sg3d.com they're a good company that specializes in the video market. their product descriptions are fairly in depth also.

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January 18, 2001 4:25:58 AM

Thanks for your opinions guys, I appreciate it. I still haven't made up my mind as I have some time yet to make a decision (building "as I get the moola").
Jack
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