looking at video cards

By ceh123
Feb 28, 2005
  1. looking at buying a ait 9600xt or a 9700pro. I know if i get a 9700pro i will need a new power supply. I will be playing a few games,and in the future using a tv for a monitor. I would like to keep cost under $150, looking on ebay. Both cards going for about the same price.
    my system is a emachines t2482
    amd 2400xp
    768mb ram pc2100
    250w power supply
    80 gig hd
    xp home os.
    help me make a decision,I've been looking for 3 weeks,can't decide.
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    The 9700 is the better card but you can get a 9800 Pro for $150, especially on Ebay. Deffinately replace the power supply. I worked on a new eMachine last weekend. Its PS failed and ruined the motherboard.
  3. Rockfan1815

    Rockfan1815 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Don't you just hate how Emachines puts these low watt power supplies in, especially with the Amd processors.
  4. ceh123

    ceh123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what is a good brand ps and how many watts would i need. I'm trying to keep cost down so i don't upset the wife. I got a free game and haft to spend $150 to play it.
  5. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    go to You can get a 300w Allied power supply and a 256mb Radeon 9600 Pro for $140.
  6. Rockfan1815

    Rockfan1815 TS Rookie Posts: 51

  7. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

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