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Once again, I'm searching for a video card for my Girlfriend. I'm looking for a cheap, but also good video card that can at least play Half-Life one with 70+ FPS. Costs should not be above 50$ / Euro. I know i've asked for this the last time, but not all video cards can be just put in the computer and for you to expect it to work. Here is what computer she has:

Computer
Computertype - ACPI Uniprocessor-pc
Operation System - Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack - Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer - 7.0.5346.5
DirectX - 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)

Motherboard:
CPU Type - AMD Athlon XP, 1917 MHz (11.5 x 167) 2600+
Motherboardname - Acer G74M
Motherboard Chipset - SiS 741(GX)
System Memory - 224 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM) (not much memory, i know)
BIOS Type - Award Modular (08/19/04)

Screen / Monitor
Video Card - SiS 661FX (32 MB)
3D-Enhancer - 3Dfx Voodoo2 (she is using my old video card atm)
3D-Enhancer - SiS 330 Mirage IGP
 
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just get a radeon 9800pro 128mb

thats more than sufficient for her needs, and use the left over money (cos they cost so little now) to upgrade her ram.
 
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This costs below $50?
 
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I have, but:

[17:05:54] (Hadaken) 9800Pro is an exellent choice as well
[17:06:05] (Hadaken) very good actually, but i dont think they are 50 bucks :D
[17:06:17] (Budzilla) yeah, heh. I thought you were on a $50?
And i found they cost about $75 - 100.
 
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go for a 9500, 9600 or a 9700 then
 
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Dude, next time go look on newegg.com. Find a card that runs on the PCI bus. I can gurantee that every one of those cards can run Half-life at atleast 80-90 fps.

My old Integrated video card could, and it was that Intel Extreme ****....

Lemme look for you.....DIAMOND Stealth S60PCI64 Radeon 7000 64MB DDR PCI Video Card - Retail
The only Overlord suggested far outclasses that and is cheaper.
 
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Dude, just go for a radeon 1900xtx. Thats what I have and it runs everything super fast.
 
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KidBoy17 said:
Dude, just go for a radeon 1900xtx. Thats what I have and it runs everything super fast.
He'd need to upgrade his motherboard aswell, which would then also require a new CPU; casting way over his budget.
 
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Pfffft. I never got a new cpu yet. I'm still with my 3200+ 64 bit. Soon to be getting the X2 4800+ that you recommended.
 
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Just because you didn't need to upgrade yours doesn't mean he doesn't have to upgrade his =P.
 
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Smith| said:
The only Overlord suggested far outclasses that and is cheaper.

Fine, whatever.... go get the ****in card then, it doesnt really matter to me. Do what the **** you want Skyrider, its your decision... I could care less.
 
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Fine, whatever.... go get the ****in card then, it doesnt really matter to me. Do what the **** you want Skyrider, its your decision... I could care less.
What's with the tention?. Tention isn't good :(.
 
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What's with the tention?. Tention isn't good.
It's good in ropes. Ever try to push one of those things? I tell you, it's hard.

The 9800 Pro is a good bet. I've got one, and I love it. Back in the day, it was $120 CDN, but now you can find them used on eBay in the $60 to $70 USD range (plus shipping). While you're at it, you could double your memory for dirt cheap, but that's the path to the dark side and I would recommend against it. First it's RAM and a video card, then the next thing you know you've replaced half the stuff inside your computer.

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O RLY?
 
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Guys, remember. I'm not going to order anything online, and not even in the USA. If a USA product would ship to the Netherlands, the costs would dramatically increase. I'm dutch, remember?
 
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Thanks for the help everyone, and i would love it if you guys wouldn't fight. All i am asking for is a good yet cheap video card for my girlfriend, not for myself. I'm not asking for a motherboard and or processor upgrade.
 
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Is a "Asus Nvidia GeForce 9520 XTD 128MB (AGP)" with the NVIDIA FX5200 Graphics Engine a good one? :)
 

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