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Cruz
04-28-05, 11:07 AM
Hello everyone,

I've been away from the computer market for a while, so I'm not sure what's what anymore. This is for an old PIII sytem that I use as my music server. Specs are PIII 600Mhz, 256MB SDRAM, Seagate 120GB harddrive.

I am looking for a PCI video card that has a s-video output so I can connect it to my tv. I don't plan on playing any heavy games. The only games I will play will be my nintendo and super nintendo emulator on my tv. So I only need something that can output to a tv so I can have a menu on the TV and every now and then play old roms.

Nothing too expensive. I was looking at some GF4 MX cards, but all I find now in days are MX4000 which I'm reading is kind crap. I also find found Radeon 7000, but that's pretty bad as well. I'm not sure which is better for tv output quality. But I'd appreciate any recommendation. Thank you.

Last thing, must be heatsink only, no fan.

Thank you in advance.

Gator
04-28-05, 12:14 PM
Radeon 9250 256mb PCI, Svideo/composite output, dual head, fanless heatsink
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131411

Only thing faster than this would be an FX5700 PCI, but I didn't see one with svideo/composite video out at Newegg

Cruz
04-28-05, 12:18 PM
$90 is a little more than I want to spend for a 600Mhz computer. The most I want to go is $50.

superklye
04-28-05, 12:19 PM
shouldn't this be in, like, general hardware or something?

Gator
04-28-05, 12:22 PM
$90 is a little more than I want to spend for a 600Mhz computer. The most I want to go is $50.

For 50 dollars, the best you will do is a Radeon 9200SE 128mb 64bit. It's fanless, it's faster than R7000 or GF4 4000, it has the svideo/composite out.

http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102354

Cruz
04-28-05, 01:43 PM
Is a 9200 ok for what I want (emulators) or is it overkill?

Gator
04-28-05, 02:05 PM
Is a 9200 ok for what I want (emulators) or is it overkill?

Should be fine. I used to run those emulators on an old ATI Rage128 card.