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Thread: Kyro 4500 or GeForce2 MX400 ?




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    :shrug: Lookin' to build a computer for a friend. I know these are very old video cards ( 2 years ). Apollo Kyro II 4500 64Mb AGP & Aopen nVidia GeForce2 MX400 4x AGP. They have them @ Overstock.com for around $40.00 each. He's not a "Gamer" Just word processing, Web Surfing Etc. I know these "were" good cards "two years ago". But, that there is the "6 month cycle"...
    What does cough,cough, Gateway/HP/Dell cough,cough use in their $499.00 Celeron Deals?
    I'm using a ECS K7VTA3 with a XP1800, XP Home Edition,512 DDR (PNY) 80 Gig HD. TBSB Sound Card. Am I doing him a dis-Service putting this kind of a Video card in there? Obviously any thoughts you have would be appreciated.

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    MX400 wont be good for any modern games. At least spend $80ish and get a 64mb TI4200.

    http://www.gameve.com/gve/store/prod...?sku=VC-GA-001

    It'll seriously own either of those cards and is well worth the extra cash. It'll play modern dx8 games decently too. It's the absolute best price/performance vid card you can buy right now.

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    I believe the man said its not for gaming. More of a office use kind of thing. :cheers:
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    i owned a mx400 for a LONG time. its a decent card for office work etc, far better than my sisters onboard intel extreme gfx. if he is even thinking of playing games though, get him a gf3 ti 200, you can get a good deal from dabs.com (dunno about other parts of the world)

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    If he is getting a gaming card, he is better off with a ti4200, but its for office use.
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
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    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
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    Thanks you guys. Yea, I'm just tryin' to see if there is any practical use for these cards (in today's world) if you don't play or even dabble in any of these games.

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    the gforce 2 mx 400 is still a decent enough card and can play nfs underground in a system very similar to the one your building
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    Quote Originally Posted by more than this
    Lookin' to build a computer for a friend. I know these are very old video cards ( 2 years ). Apollo Kyro II 4500 64Mb AGP & Aopen nVidia GeForce2 MX400 4x AGP. They have them @ Overstock.com for around .00 each. He's not a "Gamer" Just word processing, Web Surfing Etc.
    Use the GF2 MX400 as the Kyro can be very problematic.

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    You could also look at a low-end Radeon card, as it will give a slightly cleaner image quality than the gf2mx.

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    If you're building him a system, why not get a mobo with intergrated graphics? :?: : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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