What video card do you guys reccommend I purchase?
My choices are below:
nVidia Riva TnT 32MB AGP
nVidia GeForce2 MX200 64MB AGP w/TV Out
nVidia GeForce2 DH Pro 32MB AGP w/TV Out & DMs
nVidia GeForce2 TI 64MB DDR AGP w/TV Out
nVidia GeForce3 TI-200 64MB DDR AGP w/TV Out
nVidia GeForce4 MX420 64 MB DDR AGP w/ TV out
nVidia GeForce4 MX440 64 MB DDR AGP w/ TV out
nVidia GeForce4 Ti 4200 64MB DDR w/ TV Out
nVidia GF4 Ti 4200 128MB DDR w/TV Out & DVI & Video Inp
nVidia GF4 Ti 4600 128MB DDR w/TV Out & DVI & Video Inp
8X AGP- GeForce4 MX 440 128MB DDR w/ TV Out & Vivo & Video In/Out
Iamdave, when having a system built or even building one. There is a term called "bottleneck syndrome", this is where you build an awesome machine, and leave a key aspect of the computer without a good performing counter-part.
I consider upgrading/building computers, just like a car.
You add that 502 big block chevy. Supercharger, air intake. And then leave it with a stock exaust sytem. It just isnt going to be pretty.
Therefore, with your current spec sheet, I would say get at least a TI 4200 64MB.
I'm a little dissapointed. I just got UT2003 today, and my 1ghz machine with a GF2 64mb DDR card isn't quite cutting it I have to have most options turned to low, and then even in high action situations it slows down quite a bit.
I built this computer close to 3 years ago now, so I know it is time for an upgrade. I just can't afford to build a new one right now But I want to play the game how it was meant to be played...