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Old 02-27-2005, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've recently purchased Command & Conquer Generals and can't play it as m current 3DFX Voodoo 5 5500 AGP card isn't compatible.

My system is currently :

Antec 380W power
CD/DVD rom
HP 9100 cdrw
Sound Blaster Live (front and back slots)
Floppy drive
Int Pent 4 2.0Ghz
40gb master HD
30gb slave HD
LAN (2mb cable line)


I would like some advice please on a decent graphics card that would fit well within my system and that has :

TV card so that I can capture video from a video player/DVD player (be that scart or composite or whatever)
The ability to run C&C, Star Wars Battlefronts and HL2.

Any advice and links to a UK store would be most appreciated.

My budget is around up to £200.00.

Thanks in advance
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You could get a very good card for that. Check out Nvidia's 6600gt

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/ is a good uk store
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Old 02-27-2005, 11:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would get one of the All In Wander cards from ATI. Probably like 9800 Pro AIW.
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you can get a 6800gt with that typee of money
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His computer does not have the highest specs, so for his comp., he does not need the best video card.

I would get this:
MSI NX6600-VTD128 Diamond GeForce 6600 128MB DDR3 VIVO TV-Out/DVI (AGP)
here: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...f_6600_GT.html

I do not recomend ati. Nvidia has a better price/performance ratio. You get more for your money.

You would need to get a tv capture card if you get one like I said.
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Old 02-27-2005, 12:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here are some tv cards:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/TV_Cards.html
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Old 02-27-2005, 12:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks.........

So a tv card not only allows analogue tv to be viewed on a pc........also, capturing video and sending graphics out, to a separate tv ?

What inputs do they normally have........composite ? - scart ?

See, what I want to do is not only play those games above, but also transfer some stuff I have on VHS to my comp for burning to VCD etc.

My sound blaster has audio in, so I presume this MSI graphics card takes the yellow (video in composite connection) and then the 2 get matched up in software.........audio and video ?

(NEW TO VIDEO CAPTURE)
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You wont get many cards that capture for you, the best you could get is an AIW 9800 Pro

My personal recomendation is some sort of 6600GT AGP
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Old 03-14-2005, 10:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Looked into the majority of these but am still having trouble deciding.

I need the best card that will work with windows 98se on an p4 ATX mobo (4xAGP 2.0)

Trying my best to get one that has video input, which I have found, but then these cards don't seem to be WIN98SE compatible........

Anyone out there know of one that fits my bill ?
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