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    Quote Originally Posted by ct_
    anyone else have suggestions?

    i want to avoid blowing ~0us on a stupidly high end card when something half that price might do

    :shrug:

    I just put Halo, Call Of Duty, and GTA Vice City plus other system hogging games on an old Athlon 2100+ machine with a Geforce Ti4200 and all the above metioned games ran smooth as silk at 1024X768. I almost feel that card runs games smoother at that frame rate than my ATI 9800 and 9500 pro vid card put together, not a hint of even the slightest of slight jerkies.
    I'd have to say you can't go wrong with a Ti4200 128MB card at the present time if your on a tight budget. Compatability with both modern and older video gaming software is top notch compared to alot of the cards I've been using lately, and thats a big plus in my book when 90% of my harddrive is dedicated to video games.

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    ...a Geforce Ti4200 and all ...
    thanks, but that doesn't appear to let me watch tv on the mnitor too, thoughit does have DX9 support and i COULD put a 2nd LCD with an adapter

    :2cents:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ct_
    thanks, but that doesn't appear to let me watch tv on the mnitor too, thoughit does have DX9 support and i COULD put a 2nd LCD with an adapter

    :2cents:
    No, your probably right, I think you might have to go with the ATI card for that unless you get a Geforce FX ultra card. :confused:

    Question for you; I have a spare 15in LCD screen laying around downstairs somewhere, Can I hook that up to one of my ATI cards in conjuction with the original monitor and view more of the battlefield in Halo or some other game using two screens in that manner?

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    you can hook up to 3 monitors, well 2 and a tv, to a radeon card

    i don't know if that will give you more viewing in that game though


    looking through things, i find i am not going to get vivo, 8xagp, 256mb AND dual DVI

    so

    i dunno, i'm a bit lost
    there's too many choices!

    [want]
    dvi, d15, s-vid outs
    256mb
    8x agp
    dx9 support
    video IN (coax or adapter from coax)
    [/want]



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    c'mon ppl!:cry:

    i need some more ideas!


    i just tried playing spyhunter and THAT ******* won't play either!

    this xabre is really pissing me off

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    I know you want the extra options (Same reason I bought an AIW9700Pro), but your budget isn't helping you (I REALLY do understand the whole budget thing!).

    If you really want the TV tuner, you can get a TV Wonder($69us-$95us) (when you have cash) that way you can get any video card you choose.
    NOTE: These tuners DO NOT decode digital channels, I know (AIW).

    If games are important to you, IMHO, I'd get a 9600Pro($173us) or 9600XT($189us). Though more than your budget, the price/performance is about as good as it gets, and it will last you for a good while (think long term investment) ! Although, you might be able to find a 9700Pro for cheap.
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    $160 for 9600XT vs $130 for 9600Pro

    and i don't see a diference other than price

    and to add a tv card later, that's another pci slot i don't have and an extra $50 i don't wanna spend



    not too many nominees for geforce cards i see...

    and some info for 9600XT i have seen says 256mb is "due soon" - any truth to that?
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    Originally posted by [B]ct_
    not too many nominees for geforce cards i see...
    As it is right now, ATI has the taken the lead in the graphics "war".
    Originally posted by [B]ct_
    and some info for 9600XT i have seen says 256mb is "due soon" - any truth to that?
    256Mb of RAM on the video card will not help you at all right now, it might even slow you down a bit.
    But soon enough, we'll have games that will use the extra memory. It's like that with everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ct_
    thanks, but that doesn't appear to let me watch tv on the mnitor too, thoughit does have DX9 support and i COULD put a 2nd LCD with an adapter

    :2cents:
    I hope you are not talkin about the ti4200...because it has no direct x 9 support what so ever...
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    Yah, you really are gonna want DX9 support now, otherwise you're going to be out on the new games. I played the Halo demo on my Ti4200. Worked like a charm, except I couldnt use FSAA :( . So I bumped the resolution up to 1280x960 and had to deal with a little stair stepping... Ah well. I think the 9600 Pro All-In-Wonder is the way to go for you. I found one for $205 here . Good luck with it, : peace2: Mista K6
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