View Full Version : Best Video Card <= $100

04-22-04, 08:33 AM
Just curious what the consensus is on this. One of my co-workers needs to replace his video card. He's looking to spend $100 or less. He cannot play FPS due to motion sickness so that entire game genre is moot for him. He plays mostly older RTS games such as TA, TA: Kingdoms, WC 2, etc. I know, but that's what he plays. ;)

04-22-04, 08:38 AM
Check out the refurbished section of Newegg. They have some pretty awesome deals in there. Last time I looked, they had an Abit Ti4200 for $89.

Even a GeForce4 MX would work fine, and those are less than $50 refurbished.

04-22-04, 08:38 AM
If that's all he plays, then he can get the cheapest thing he can find. The only thing that you can buy new out there are some GF2MX's lingering on newegg for less than $40. Perhaps he should try eBay?

04-22-04, 08:43 AM
FX5700 and 9600 (non Pro, non XT) are both around $100.

04-22-04, 08:54 AM
time to pimp the ti4200.

04-22-04, 08:57 AM
Thanks guys. He wants to purchase today so it's a trip to CompUSA or Best Buy to see what is on the shelf. He had a very old AGP card (3v, diff form factor) which doesn't fit in his new NF7-S mobo of course so he's in a hurry. Good info guys, assures me that I was on the right track, thanks again.

04-24-04, 11:21 PM
i would recommend a ti4200 or a 9500. you can softmod a 9500 :D
but yeah if thats all he plays maybe just get him a cheap fx 5200 ;x

Twinke Masta
04-25-04, 10:14 AM
Ti 4200

04-25-04, 10:27 AM
If your shopping at a retail store, i belive your only optiosn will be 9600non pro and 5200 heh.

04-27-04, 07:50 AM
FX5700 for $119 (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-140-031&depa=1) is about the best you're gonna do, or check out the Refurbished section at Newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com/app/catalog.asp?type=Refurbish).

I would recommend a GF4TI as well, and I know I love mine, but the downside is your friend won't get the hardware DX9 compatibility. This may or may be a big deal to him. Additionally the FX5700's are often very overclocker friendly :)