New PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mktman, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. mktman

    mktman

    Getting ready to build a new PC based on Asus P4P800 deluxe MB.
    Have all components except video card. Know ATI line 9800, 9600 are hot right now but the 9600 Pro is $173 at Newegg.

    Seems like alot for just trading. Ok for gaming.
    Any ideas or suggestions on which cards?
    Will need an agp and a pci.

    Thx.

    mktman
     
  2. H2O

    H2O

    Do you need a card for gaming as well ?
    If not, you can take an Appian Rushmore (www.appian.com)

    It's a single PCI Quad card (4 monitors) with 64 MB DDR mem.
    I have a spare one I'm selling, PM me if interested.

    Other options : Matrox G200 MMS / Matrox Parhellia

    Or you can work with multiple cards, but watch out for the drivers not to cause any conflicts.
     
  3. mktman

    mktman

    Thanks for thr advice.

    So many new cards out now hard to know which one to get.

    mktman
     
  4. For trading, I use 4 single, Rage 128 Pro ATI cards (16mg each) on P4, Win2K.
    Advantages:
    1. Cheap... <$100 for all 4... and if a card goes bad, you only lose one monitor... easily replaced.
    2. Less heat/noise... the cards have no fans.

    This is my 2nd rig with such a setup. My first worked so well, hard to find a reason to change.