Originally Posted by GAC
Thanks. Then what kind of specific card should I be looking for then?
I ended up getting the ATI 9600 with 256 MB. What I liked is that it already has Direct X 9 support. IMO, you don't save that much if you buy less memory, ($20-30). I figure things are going to start demanding more and more video memory. I'd probably buy one with 128 MB of memory at bare minimum so I'd have room to grow a little.
If you end up upgrading your PC, you can always move the video card into the new PC, so I think it's worth the investment of $80 or so to get a better card.
But, I think you can get a used ATI 9600 off ebay with 64 MB for around $40-50 shipped.
I think it also has DirectX 9 support as well. The speed is slightly slower, if I recall on the lower end 9600.
The GE Force cards are probably fine, but I've never owned one, so I don't know. ATI has always done me right, so I stick with their brand.
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