I need a new vid card for my system. My old card was a chaintech 256mb geforce fx5700le. worked great until it fried and took two mobos and cpus with it!! (ouch) now I'm looking at either a fx5500 or a 6200. my budget is $70-80...90 absolute max
oh, slot is AGP 8x
here are some questions...
which is more important, chipset, installed memory, or memory interface? (and am I overlooking anything important)
basicly, I'd like 256MB, 128-bit, 6200
However, I've got to downgrade one of them cause of $$.
should I go:
128MB, 128-bit, 6200
256MB, 64-bit, 6200
256MB, 128-bit, fx5500
also, advice on brand? chaintech, xfx, rosewill are looking like good options for my price range, but my last chaintech fried, so I don't know.....
will be used for video encoding and gaming (dark age of camelot, doom3, thief...) would really like dark age not to lag (at least no more than with my old fx5700le). Any advice or other "teachin's" will be very appreciated.
mobo: asus p4p800e-deluxe
cpu: intel p4 478 pin 3ghz, 1mb l2cache, 800fsb
ram: 2x corsair value select 512MB pc3200 ddr
psu: xcase eb-600
other various hdd and optical 440G hdd space total