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Angry

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What do you guys think would be the best video card possible for a system of the following:

Pentuim 2 400mhz (100mhz FSB)
440BX Gateway mainboard
AGP 2x SLot
384meg of Ram (PC133)

Just wondering Laterz.....
 

M00CH

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well im not sure if there the best but i would run a tnt based card.
when i had a older pent2 system this is what i had and it worked fine. but no that video cards have droped in price i say go for a geforce or a radron based card
 

palee72

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My GF2-GTS worked well in my K-6/II 350mhz well.. no complaints.. I'd also look for a voodoo2 or 3 for it..

My own opinion may not be the most popular, but they are mine to have.. :)
 

james.miller

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...and totally valid.
i said gf2 mx not because i had one, but because i believe it will squeese the most performance out of that pII-400 without spending too much £££.(as it performses better than any voodo 2 or 3). a gf2 gts would be better, but that deppends on how much it costs
 
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Angry

Angry

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Hmmmm..okay lets add this into the equation..

Budget is around $150, and would be used in a system that will be built at around christmas, an AMD based sys.
 

james.miller

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$150?

if its going in a amd based system that will be built soon, then gf3-ti500 or gf4-ti4200.

id choose gf4-ti4200, but it all depends on how good the system is prior to adding the graphics card.

what chip,motherboard and ram do you plan to use for the amd system?
 

Monaco

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always get the fastest card you can afford. Even if it's starved for bandwidth due to your relatively slow system, it will still perform better than a slower card in all cases due to new technologies, newer DX, better drivers, etc. Plus, you can always upgrade your system later.
 
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Angry

Angry

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Monster of Rock said:
always get the fastest card you can afford. Even if it's starved for bandwidth due to your relatively slow system, it will still perform better than a slower card in all cases due to new technologies, newer DX, better drivers, etc. Plus, you can always upgrade your system later.

Sounds liek a plan to me...

Its will just be a LAN SDRAM based AMD rig.nothing big...so thats why its going to be a LAN rig...
 

Rakk

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I'd agree - go for the fastest that you can afford. That said, the cheapest best value card would probably be something like a GeForce2 GTS 64Mb or if you can stretch it i'd go for a GeForce4 Ti4200 128Mb.

You can always upgrade your mobo, CPU & RAM later.