Recommendations for new card

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Tweak, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. Tweak

    Tweak The Weedman

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    I'm not quite sure what card I should get for my desktop. I'm not much of a gamer. I mostly just program and surf so I don't need anything that renders magnificantly. What I need is a card that can run dual monitors as well as maybe an S-Video Port and/or Video RCA. The last two things I don't need on the card but would be nice. I want to spend 100 dollars max on this card which shouldn't be hard cause I'm not getting one for gaming so...

    Hopefully someone here knows the best one around for this.
     
  2. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    9000 Pro
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Running a 9000Pro here, happy with it. I have a friend who's running a 7500 with dual 17" TFTs at 1280x1024, that does a great job too. I think most recent-ish cards capable of handling dual-monitor will suffice for your needs.
     
  4. Tweak

    Tweak The Weedman

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    This probably will sound newbish but when I look at a screenshot or pic of the 9000 Pro, I don't see two slots for monitors. Just one.
     
  5. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Top (blue) is VGA
    Bottom (white) is DVI.

    I think.
     
  6. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Yup, and the thing is, you get a DVI to VGA adapter.
     
  7. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    That's the better card then what I have. Mine just has the stupid RCA TV out. :p
     
  8. Terrahertz

    Terrahertz Extinction Agenda Political User Folding Team

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    Same here. I run that setup at work at a higher res though.
     
  9. Tweak

    Tweak The Weedman

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    Alright cool thanks. I think I will do that. Everyone has been really helpful and speed with the responses. :D