Speakeasy forum. There is a guy named John Robie that is an avid gamer He's in SE all the time. Doesn't seem to show in the technical forums very much any more.
I'm certain that he'll be able to help you or steer you to help.
I just bought a Chaintech Ge Force MX 400, so I'm probably up to where you were three years ago. LOL
I'd like opinions on the NVidia FX 5900 XT vid cards (specifically Chaintech's, if possible.)
I'd like to upgrade from my ti4200; correct me if I'm wrong, but is the fx 5900 xt, just below the "Ultra" series? I'm a gamer, but not a super hardcore one. I'd just like some better fps, and nicer detail in games like Far Cry, which I'm currently playing. The fx 5900's need external power; I have a 450 watt PSU, so I don't think powering the card is an issue (also have 2 HDD, 2 optical drives, and a FDD.)
specs for the card can be found here:
My local pc vendor is willing to sell me the card for $178; online prices range from $178-$215, so I'd be getting a good price.
Would appreciate input as to how well this card runs from anyone who has it; good gaming card, 3D, FPS? Heat issues?. All input appreciated. Oh, running XP pro w/AMD 2000+ chip, 512 ram @ 266 FSB, motherboard supports 8X. TIA!