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janus26
01-30-2004, 01:25 PM
I am no stranger to this forum...I can't login in and I forgot my password so I created a new username so what's up?

I wonder which is the best video card for Splinter Cell and others? I play Hitman: Code Name 47, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.

I currently have this video card GeForce3 TI 200 and it's pretty ok so I am not really a hardcore gamer. I just want to fancy myself a new video card that is top and that it is capable of playing any game you know?

I don't mind payin that one

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-125-122&catalog=48&manufactory=BROWSE&depa=0

Gigabyte GeForce FX 5950 ULTRA Video Card, 256MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP

Is it any good? I wonder if it must be compatible with Gigabyte motherboard or whatnot

I have BioStar M7VIG PRO and it's ok

I have this problem with boot up - it boots up slowly right after I installed Version: 53.03
Release Date: December 9, 2003
WHQL Certified at

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_53.03

I needed it to play Splinter Cell better and that night-vision google wasn't functioning properly so anyway

I have AMD Athlon XP 2400 + and 500 RAM and 40 GB...yeah yeah yeah I know I will buy maybe 60 or 80 GB at 7200 RPM with ATA/133 or 150 plus 8 MB Buffer

I want to buy new video card and its compatible with new motherboard so any suggestion would be appreciated

Thanks

janus26
01-30-2004, 01:25 PM
I am no stranger to this forum...I can't login in and I forgot my password so I created a new username so what's up?

I wonder which is the best video card for Splinter Cell and others? I play Hitman: Code Name 47, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.

I currently have this video card GeForce3 TI 200 and it's pretty ok so I am not really a hardcore gamer. I just want to fancy myself a new video card that is top and that it is capable of playing any game you know?

I don't mind payin that one

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-125-122&catalog=48&manufactory=BROWSE&depa=0

Gigabyte GeForce FX 5950 ULTRA Video Card, 256MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP

Is it any good? I wonder if it must be compatible with Gigabyte motherboard or whatnot

I have BioStar M7VIG PRO and it's ok

I have this problem with boot up - it boots up slowly right after I installed Version: 53.03
Release Date: December 9, 2003
WHQL Certified at

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_53.03

I needed it to play Splinter Cell better and that night-vision google wasn't functioning properly so anyway

I have AMD Athlon XP 2400 + and 500 RAM and 40 GB...yeah yeah yeah I know I will buy maybe 60 or 80 GB at 7200 RPM with ATA/133 or 150 plus 8 MB Buffer

I want to buy new video card and its compatible with new motherboard so any suggestion would be appreciated

Thanks

gnogtr
01-30-2004, 02:51 PM
That card will be awsome if you want to spend that much money on it. What you can do is get a Radeon 9800 Pro for around $300-$400 that is faster...

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AMD XP 3000+ @ 2.35Ghz
1 gig of Corsair TwinX DDR PC3200 RAM @414Mhz
Radeon 9800 Pro video w/TV out core @434, mem @730
Windows XP SP 1
Microsoft Directx 9.0b
Antec TruePower TrueBlue True480 PSU
LiteOn DVD+/-RW drive
Plexwriter CD-RW
Maxtor Diamond 9 160GB SATA hdd
Westerndigital 40 gig harddrive
Westerndigital 100 gig hdd (external)
Asus A7V600 VIA KT600 mainboard
Creative 5.1 surround system
Thermaltake Aquarius II liquid cooling system

Additional PC version help:

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janus26
01-30-2004, 06:10 PM
Thank you gnogtr

I don't want to go with ATI video cards

Yeah I want to spend money on it - I want to have a great quality of video card and that video card is lived up to the expecations so

What about motherboard? What should I buy? ASUS or Gigabyte or LeadTek?

Do video card and motherboard have to be match? Sort of compatible?

My computer system configuration:

System and BIOS
AMD Athlon, 2000 MHz
133MHz external bus
BioStar M7VIG PRO Motherboard
Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 02/24/2003

Memory
512MB (BIOS), 512MB (Windows)
90% free resources
4 memory slots, 3 free (512+0+0+0)

Video
NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200
1024x768 pixels, 16 million colors
Display: Plug and Play Monitor

Operating System
Windows 2000 SP4 (Windows 2000 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4)

Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Can I ask something what's the difference between those two video cards:

GeForce4 TI4800 and GeForce4 TI4800SE

What should I go for? What motherboard should I get if I want to buy GeForce4 TI4800?

I try to find a retailer box of GeForce4 TI4800 not SE for ASUS or LeadTek or Gigabyte and all I come up with is SE!

My cousin says get ASUS motherboard because of its reputation and its excellence...

What about Gigabyte TECH motherboard? LeadTek?

Gigabyte GeForce FX 5950 ULTRA Video Card, 256MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP

I want to buy nVidia video card because I play Hitman: Codename 47, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and they give me no problem whatsover

I am not really a hardcore gamer - just fancy myself a new video card + motherboard

What you think of GeForce FX? Which is good? 5200, 5600, 5700, 5900, or 5950? What's the deal with XT or Ultra?

I plan on buying new motherboard + video card and any suggestion would be awesome coming from you guys!

I don't mind spending between $450 - $600 for motherboard + video card altogether

Thanks

gnogtr
01-30-2004, 06:13 PM
They don't have to match. Asus is by far the best brand. Go for the Asus FX 5950, that's the fastest Nvidia chip, just a little slower than the ATI 9800 XT.

<a><center>My system:

AMD XP 3000+ @ 2.35Ghz
1 gig of Corsair TwinX DDR PC3200 RAM @414Mhz
Radeon 9800 Pro video w/TV out core @434, mem @730
Windows XP SP 1
Microsoft Directx 9.0b
Antec TruePower TrueBlue True480 PSU
LiteOn DVD+/-RW drive
Plexwriter CD-RW
Maxtor Diamond 9 160GB SATA hdd
Westerndigital 40 gig harddrive
Westerndigital 100 gig hdd (external)
Asus A7V600 VIA KT600 mainboard
Creative 5.1 surround system
Thermaltake Aquarius II liquid cooling system

Additional PC version help:

http://www.pcgamessource.com

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