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Thread: Webdesiging Card from 200-400




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    Around that price range...will go to 450...just wondering what you guys have to say...never really built a system for someone with webdesining and animation in mind.

    Anyone recommend anything on that price range for a Video Card?

    Thx !:cheers:
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    For web design? It's all 2d so you don't need a very expensive card at all. Hell even a GF4 MX would do the trick.

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    .....or a Voodoo....debating selling mine or keeping it as a collectible antique....may be worth something someday, when we no longer have video cards, and an entire computer system is in a single chip....sorry im ranting.

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    He is running Maya, Photoshop...and other programs like CAD..etc..
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    Web design is all in 72 dpi so it doesn't need a super high end card. But if he's running all that other stuff you will want MEMORY and a high end processor.

    I'm using a GF4 T14200 and it works great. But I also have 1 gig of DDR on board .

    CAD and Photoshop love RAM.

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    Well I could see getting a decent card for CAD.....but any of those other programs won't really use it.

    I don't know much about workstation graphics and whats good for rendering.

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    Even a GF4 Ti4200 can be overkill as the most important thing for these sorts of ppl is a good monitor (Trinitrons and Diamondtrons usually) as they spend long hours at them and they don't need headaches or eye strain at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    Well I could see getting a decent card for CAD.....but any of those other programs won't really use it.
    *cough splutter* Maya won't use it? You do know what Maya is, don't you?

    For something like Maya, it's a good idea to go for the best card you can afford. The actual workstation video cards (Quadro / FireGL) are probably a bit out of your price range, but getting a decent Radeon would probably do the trick. As the 2D image quality is usually better on these cards, it's much easier to work with. Or, if you're willing to sacrifice some 3D rendering quality for 2D image quality, then a Matrox card is also the way to go.

    As Wiggo said, getting a good screen is also very important. If this person is going to be serious about the whole thing, then have a dual screen setup is probably a better alternative still.

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    Good point about the monitors... I have dual trinitrons and even with my eyes get really tired when I'm working on graphics..

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    Wasn't thinking about Maya at the time....just woke up.

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