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Old 07-13-2004, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm still looking for a video card for my girlfriend's computer. She'll be playing no games ever, only word processing, internet surfing, etc. What would be something really really cheap, as in $50 or less?
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Old 07-13-2004, 04:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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check this one out: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-235&depa=1
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Old 07-13-2004, 04:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That one looks pretty good. What about this one: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...121-508&depa=1 How much difference is there between an ATI manufactured Radeon and an Asus manufactured Radeon. Should I try to find one made by ATI?
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usually the ATI made ones are better but when you get an asus made one or another brand they can have better heatsinks and fans. That one doesn't even have a heatsink. That would scare me.
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What else would she do perhaps watch dvds ? Then would you perfer a DirectX 7 or 8 card ? Also what OS s she running and how much memory is in the computer ?
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She's got 512 MB RAM, an Athlon XP 2800+, and is running Windows XP home. She'll be watching DVDs and doing some photo editing with her new digital camera. I just saw an ad for Best Buy that had a PNY GeForce FX 5200 for $49.99 after mail in rebates. Would that be a good deal? Is PNY a good manufacturer, or would I be wasting my money with something that would break down?
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Old 07-13-2004, 07:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah for what she is doing
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I would recommend a 9200 instead , but its sort of hard to find plain old 9200s . All you can find for under $50 are sucky 9200SEs .

EDIT: That 5200from BestBuy is a good deal . That's one of very few good prices I've seen from BestBuy .
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try going this thread n c


http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...codevalue=3677
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I'd say this one
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