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Old 07-28-2006, 03:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Its simple i need a very cheap Pci Express x16 some what reliable video card to do basic things such as internet surfing. A decent video card that can take advantage of the 64-bit capabilities. It has to be around $30 or so. Its just to hold me over until i buy my 7900gt in the future.

I have a 64-bit System,
Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt SmartPower 2.0
Western Digital Caviar 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
1 Gig Corsiar pc3200 ram
ASUS A8N-E Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice


I was wondering if this card would be good enough for my simple needs. No video games will be played with this. I just want it to take advantage of the x16 slot but do nothing more than that. Please recomend one to me if you have a better choice for me.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130006

NOTE: Whats with the onboard memory what does that mean, i only see that on lower end vid cards.

Any help is appreciated. Thank You.
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5200FX or a 5500 FX?

my sister uses these and they work great for that kindof stuff, and she can even run CSS lol
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if ur not playin games then ya that will do. But if ur not playing games why buy a 7900?


On board mem is wht it has on the card, most high end cards have it but dont say tht they do. Its because the low end cards support more, but the card only has say half of what they support onboard
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if ur not playin games then ya that will do. But if ur not playing games why buy a 7900?


On board mem is wht it has on the card, most high end cards have it but dont say tht they do. Its because the low end cards support more, but the card only has say half of what they support onboard
you can play light games on them, he probably just wants somthing to hold him over until he can afford a 7900
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So go for that EVGA card i posted or the 5200 -5500fx cards? I will be playing games once i buy that 7900gt.
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the 5200 and 5500 fx cards are evga and should befine to hol dyou over until you get the7900
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I guess would work, either that or what those guys suggested.
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yeah theyre really cheap too
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5200FX or a 5500 FX?

my sister uses these and they work great for that kindof stuff, and she can even run CSS lol

Your clueless, He wants PCIx16 those two cards are PCI thats why there so cruddy.Umm maybe a 6600gt or x1300 w/512mb.OMG kids these days lol.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817192001

6600gt is prob better card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814139170

All GFX cards have on-board, some GFX cards use your ram memory which is a waist of money becuase it brings down performance.those are mostly in AGP or PCI-E

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141035
Like that card it has 64mb of ram on the actual card then it get the rest of the 256mb from your ram.It works the kinda like on-board GFX's.
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Your clueless, He wants PCIx16 those two cards are PCI thats why there so cruddy.Umm maybe a 6600gt or x1300 w/512mb.OMG kids these days lol.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817192001

6600gt is prob better card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814139170

All GFX cards have on-board, some GFX cards use your ram memory which is a waist of money becuase it brings down performance.those are mostly in AGP or PCI-E

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141035
Like that card it has 64mb of ram on the actual card then it get the rest of the 256mb from your ram.It works the kinda like on-board GFX's.
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umm actually im not clueless. i just diddnt notice he needed a pci express 16 card.
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