Video Card Suggestions

By Arty
May 10, 2007
  1. Hi,
    Currently I've been looking for a new video card..

    Nothing too expensive.... $70 US Max.. Preferably lower

    I don't need a high performance Gaming card.. just something that will run Flight Sim Combat 3.. and other older games. It needs to be a PCI card...Not PCIe or AGP
    Prefer that it runs up to Directx9
    Cant be more than 512MB memory

    I don't care if its nVidia or ATI..

    Any Suggestions?
    I know I have a pretty low budget here..

    Some Cards I've found are:

    Apollo R7000PCI-B3 Radeon 7000 64MB 64-bit DDR PCI Video Card - Retail

    HIS Hightech H925H128E1TOPN Radeon 9250 128MB 64-bit DDR PCI Video Card - Retail

    SAPPHIRE 100112L Radeon 9250 128MB 64-bit DDR PCI Video Card - Retail
  2. MoMo1988

    MoMo1988 TS Rookie Posts: 76

    Well i Had a radeon 9200 and it played flight sims and its a decent card for how cheap it is. and it was pci, So the 9250 could only be way better so probably the 9250 not the 7000. HIS, OR sapphire both are good companys i have a sapphire x1650 agp card right now and it runs flawlessly

    EDIT: The Sapphire one will be better. better stats
  3. Arty

    Arty Topic Starter


    Is the 9200 Cheaper than 9250?

    Thanks for the advice, I might go forward with the 9250.. I might do some research on the 9200 first though..
  4. MoMo1988

    MoMo1988 TS Rookie Posts: 76

    I would still go with the 9250 its still better for pretty cheap.
  5. Arty

    Arty Topic Starter

    Ya its Cheaper..
  6. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    In your price range, the best you can get is probably a Radeon 9250.

    The best PCI video cards are the Radeon x1300 and x1550. However, those ones are almost twice your specified budget.

    What is your video card at the moment? Is it on-board integrated? If it is, then you will definitely notice a difference, even when upgrading to a low-end card.

    Good luck. :)
  7. Arty

    Arty Topic Starter

    My Vid Card is currently very.. old and outdated.. ATI 3d Rage 2...

    Cant Even run DX8... Thats why Im switching..
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