Graphics card, HD and a tax return

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Helmer, Apr 24, 2002.

  1. Helmer

    Helmer Questions R me


    Sometime during may I will get some money back from last years tax(I paied too much apparently, but I also play almost 60% dammit!!).. Anyway..

    I'm tired of my current system, or some of it, and needs an upgrade. I'm planning to spend about 550$(the entire tax, minus one dinner for the gf) on 2 upgrades - 1 new HD and one new Graphics card..

    This is my current system:
    WinXP Pro
    AMD Athlon 1200 Mhz
    512 MB RAM
    Soltek SL-75 DRV Motherboard
    Asus GeForce2 MX 32 MB AGP v7100
    SB Live
    HD's are so old I can't remember the brand or model number..

    Now I'm very much in doubt about the graphics accelerator - it's not a secret that I'm a gamer and I review games on a weekly basis so it's important that I get a card that will be able to run the new games for at least the next 6-12 months..

    The HD I want to buy will be IBM DeskStar 120GXP 80GB and that lies around 160$ so that leaves me with 390 $ to buy a graphics accelerator - so my question is, what would you buy if you had my specs?? :)
  2. dijital

    dijital Guest

    well since you've got a geforce 2 right now, may i suggest going for the geforce 4 ti-4200? best bang for your buy. around $200 U.S. roughly.

    for the hard drive, dont go IBM. they've had way too many problems with their GXP lines. i'd suggest seagate or western digital. personally, i bought a seagate barracuda iv 80gb drive a month ago for $90 and its f$ckin awesome. extremely quiet too. makes you wonder if the thing is running at all.

    with that said and done, you should have around $250 more or less to spend on your GF.
  3. Helmer

    Helmer Questions R me

    Hmm.. I can't find any GeForce4 TI, I didn't know it was released already.. And my card is MX - MX is evil!! There is no way I'm ever buying a MX card again..

    I've checked the danish version of pricewach and I can't find any GeForce 4 TI :(
  4. Outback2k1

    Outback2k1 OSNN Addict

    Go for either a Radeon 8500 128Mb or a GeForce4 Ti 4400.

    The Ti4400 can be OC'ed to the same specs as the 4600 without any extra heat to speak of.
  5. dejav00

    dejav00 Guest


    Seagate 7200 RPM HDD
    Visiontek/MSI Ge-Force 4 Ti-4400 and OC it to 4600 levels...or not, either way it will be an awesome card.