View Full Version : cheap graphics card

25-12-2004, 09:15 PM
is there any good video cards in the $150or less price range
as my son got freelancer for crissy but the onboard wont handle it
dont want to spend to much
we wont be playing any thing like doom3
any thoughts welcomed

25-12-2004, 09:21 PM
ps i dont know anything about video cards

25-12-2004, 09:26 PM
i have a radeon 9600SE which i got for about 100bucks, its a pretty good card for what i want it to do,it plays the games but not at the max detail of course, that could be something for you, or even a 9200, or a geforce fx 5200, do you have a agp slot?
it might pay to check out trademe or pricespy to see the prices or a bargin.
what are the specs of your computer?

25-12-2004, 11:49 PM
just for the record, how much does the x300 and 6200gt cost (agp ofcorse)
if theres the cheap and not so cheap version of teh x300, im talking abuot the cheaper version of it.

**note to self, be more informed**

26-12-2004, 12:05 AM
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26-12-2004, 06:47 AM
My computer has an FX 5100 with 64 megs of ram. It does everything I want it to do so I wont change it. I have a 5200 with 128 megs sitting on my desk that is nowhere near as good.
I was going to buy an expensive card but it won't do a thing for me.
With my 64 meg card I play with MS Flight Sim 2004 without a hitch.
So just buy what you need.
I will admit to installing a demo version of Doom 3 to see what it did.It installed OK but when I tried to to run it, it just laughed at me. Wouldn't even load.

26-12-2004, 12:59 PM
what are the spec's of your computer?? do you have a pcie slot??

28-12-2004, 10:22 AM
sorry about the way lay it,s been a mean chrissy/birthday bash
computer specs are celeron 2.4 cpu with 256mb ram
running windows me
it has got 3-pci slots
1-agp slot
1-cnr slot what ever that is
does this help