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jackflash1991

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Hey, I am putting together a Team Fortress 2 server with some old parts and need a PCI-E x16 video card. Any suggestions? The most intensive thing that it might run in its lifespan is some YouTube videos or something. I am probably going to buy the cheapest PCI-E x16 card I can find but if anyone has any cheep recommendations, I am open to it. Link: http://www.newegg.co...amp;Order=PRICE

Edit: The specs on the Server so far are 2GB DDR2, and a Pentium D from a friends old PC. Probably going to run Ubuntu as the OS then maybe sell it with XP or Vista of something.

Edited by jackflash1991, 13 February 2008 - 09:26 PM.

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Any one of the cheap cards would be fine. However, don't get one that says "supports up to xxxMB, xxxMB onboard". It will take up system RAM to get from the onboard amount to the supported amount, and you probably don't want that. This can be disabled, but it's probably less of a hassle to get a card which doesn't support that feature.
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Oh I forgot that if I sell it it will probably have Vista Home Basic on it. So and the requirements for the video card will be:

Support for DirectX 9 graphics and 32 MB of graphics memory

So yeah those cards will be fine

Edited by jackflash1991, 13 February 2008 - 09:31 PM.

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james_8970

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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102716
30$, assuming you get the rebate. If you get the rebate, you won't get better performance for your dollar.
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102716
30$, assuming you get the rebate. If you get the rebate, you won't get better performance for your dollar.
James

:) James, are you recommending a Sapphire :)
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It's the cheapest available card and only 30$, the next thing that is similar is 20$ more. For 30$, it's worth the risk IMO. There are no quality control issues, but their support seems to lack, if this was a 50$+ card, then I'd be looking elsewhere.
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Ok, nice. :) and it is:

Windows Vista Certified for Windows Vista


Edited by jackflash1991, 14 February 2008 - 02:39 PM.

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