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Old 05-21-02, 07:04 AM
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Need video card and motherboard advice

So I'm building a computer for my nephews that they will use mostly for gaming. It's been a while (3 years) since I built my computer, and I've been out of the gaming world, so I'm not sure what video card most gamers want right now. I'm looking to spend up to $200 on the card (preferrably less). Any suggestions?

I also need a Socket A motherboard for use with a AMD Atholon XP processor. I want to use DDR memory. Any recommendations on a good one? I've been looking a the Gigabyte GA-7DXR+. Any other recommendations?
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Old 05-21-02, 08:51 AM
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super hardcore gamers will urge you to spend more, but depending on what types of games they will be playing (and how old they are) the geforce2 gts-v from newegg (around $49 last i checked) is a great performer for the price. it'll play just about any games at a pretty high resolution. (i know the geforce4MX cards have come way down in price, but i really don't know how much better, if any, they are than other value cards out there)

definitely don't buy just "by number". a geforce4 MX400 series card is a lot slower than many geforce3 cards. it's a little misleading.
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Old 05-21-02, 09:41 AM
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The Geforce 4 TI4200 should be coming out soon and looks like the best card for under $200. Newegg.com shows it being around $175.

For motherboards, take a look at Abit's KX7 model. (I'm currently using the older KG7)
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Old 05-21-02, 07:12 PM
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Re: Need video card and motherboard advice

Originally posted by Kelric
I'm looking to spend up to $200 on the card (preferrably less). Any suggestions?
For only $30 more you can get a GeForce4 Ti4400 with 128MB DDR.
http://www.tcwo.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi...?p_prodid=2116
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