HP VECTRA VL400
PENTIUM 3 (800MHZ)
Below I have a list of video cards that I have found off the best pc store in my city. They offer the best prices for any pc hardware in my area. Do not focus much on the pricing as it may be different from my city to yours, but this store is a best seller in my town.
All I want is the best video card out of all of the ones I've listed. They are all between $40-$60, but do remember that I am mainly trying to spend below $50. I don't really want one that is over $50, as I am on a budget. But I still listed the ones over $50 just to hear what you all have to say about them, maybe there is a huge difference in spending ten extra dollars.
I want the best card out of all of them for my video game habit. I know I have an old system and this is why I am not spending much. So don't worry I just want the best thing I can get for this pc. This is my hard earned cash that I've earned breaking my back part time at a construction site. I'm actually on leave following an accident at work that hurt my back. I am going to be home for some time and I love video games, and I want to play something with the best card out of this list. I do not have a vid card in my system at all, it's just integrated graphics right now.
Last thing... I don't know what the difference between AGP, PCI, & PCI EXPRESS is... But you guys can let me know just in case so I can be positive that I have a slot for it on my mobo. I'm pretty sure if you go to HP's website and look at my mobo you can tell me. As I do not know what the difference between AGP, PCI, & PCI EXPRESS is, I don't know if one is faster or slower...
Oh and on a side note: I do not want to buy any one from my list, or any better one you all know off any site unless it is significantly cheaper and unless they except pay pal and UNLESS it is under $30 with shipping!!! But I rather stress that I want to just get one from my list and have it brand new, with a warranty that the store in my city provides me.
HERE IS MY LIST OF CARDS... THE ONLY ONES I WILL BUY!!! PLEASE TELL ME WHICH ONE IS THE BEST!!!
Asus V9520-X/TD nVidia GeForce FX 5200(250MHz) 128MB(400MHz) 64 Bit DDR DVI-D Composite Output 2x/4x/8x AGP Graphics Card
Gigabyte GeForce FX 5200 128Mb 64bit AGP 8X D-Sub/DVI/TV-Out
Gigabyte Radeon 9250 128MB 64-bit AGP 8X w/ TV-Out
PowerColor ATI Radeon 9250 128MB 64 Bit DDR DVI/CRT/TV-Out 8X AGP Video Card (R92L-LC3 )
Sapphire ATI Radeon 9250 128MB 128 Bit DDR AGP 8X Video Card
Sapphire ATI Radeon 9250 128MB 64 Bit DDR AGP 8X Video Card
PowerColor ATI Radeon 7000 64 MB DDR DVI/CRT/TV-Out PCI Video Card (RV6P-NB3)
PCI EXPRESS CARDS:
Asus EN6200TC 256/TD GeForce 6200 64MB Support 256MB w/ TurboCache Technology
PowerColor ATI Radeon X300 SE HyperMemory 256MB Low Profile PCI-Express Video Card (R37L-SC3D)
Sapphire ATI Radeon X300SE 128MB DDR TV-Out PCI-Express Video Card (Lite Retail)
Sapphire ATI Radeon X300 SE HyperMemory 256MB PCI-Express Video Card
Asus Extreme AX300SE-X/TD ATI Radeon X300 SE(325MHz) 128MBDDR(400MHz) DVI-D/Composite Tv-Out 16 lanes PCI-Express Graphics Card
LAST BUT NOT LEAST A USED CARD A FRIEND WANTS TO SELL ME:
MSI Geforce 4 TI 4800 SE
I hope you all get to tell me which one is the best. You all see the last one? My friend claims it is worth $60-$70 and is better than any of the brand new ones above it. He only wants $50 for it... He said he's had it for about 3 years and that it is twice as better than any of the cards above... Let me know ya'll! I WANT THE BEST CARD OUT OF ALL OF THESE. I need the best so I can play 3d games since my integrated video only lets me play 2d games. Not to mention I'm buying a nice flat lcd widescreen in a few months. As for my the mobo, ram, and processor in my pc... That's going to be upgraded in 2-3 years so I can buy the best. hopefully one of these would be good on my new mobo with new ram, and processor in 2-3 years.
PLEASE EVERYONE COME AND POST YOUR OPINION!
Edited by superstar, 24 May 2006 - 10:49 PM.