Video card recommedation

By foreverzero89
Jan 9, 2010
  1. need help on video cards. trying to help my friend out on a replacement for his since it went into that big hard drive in the sky. i was wondering if i could get a good, better, best type thing. thanks for your help!
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    It would help to know what kind of card we are talking about, that is, PCI, AGP or PCI-E. Also, what is the PC being used for, gaming or non-gaming? Does he have an upper budget limit? Can his power supply handle a more powerful card?
  3. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

    yea sorry, pci-e, 100-200 bucks, and he wants to do video editing.
  4. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    i think a 9500GT would be suitable, you don't need anything really high-end for video editing. could probably find one for under $100 and they don't require a lot of power to run.
  5. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

    thats what i was thinking as thats the card i have as well and im perfectly happy with it. but newegg doesn't have the 9500 anymore can you recommend a good site that still has it?
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

  7. In10s

    In10s TS Member Posts: 47

    nvidia 210 video card is good for graphic but not for gamming.....and it cost around 100-200$ but its good for video editing :D
  8. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    There are loads of cards available for cheap such as the Radeon HD 4670. However, if your friend intends to do any gaming, I would recommend the Radeon HD 4770.
  9. In10s

    In10s TS Member Posts: 47

    Yeap a 9500GT is a good card....i dont really like ATI cards because if you want to use ATI card you gotta have a nice cooling fan for it... :)
  10. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    I don't quite know from where you came up with that information. My own XFX 9800GT ran atleast 10c hotter than my current Powercolor Radeon HD 4890 at idle. On load it's temperatures were higher by about 20c. However, that doesn't make the card good or bad. Both perform exceedingly well. As long as temperatures are within acceptable limits specified by the manufacturer it's perfectly fine.
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