As a result of my water spilling incident from a month ago . . . blah . . . I might have to get a new computer, and I am looking at a new Dell Dimension 8100 given the current MSN Passport deal. Anyway, the one that I am looking at has several choices for sound and video cards and I'm just really not sure of what I should get.
The options for video cards that I am considering are:
- 32MB NVIDIA TNT2 M64 4X AGP GRAPHICS
- New 32MB DDR ATI Radeon Card [add $90]
- NEW 32MB DDR NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS 4X AGP [add $180]
The options for sound card are:
- SB LIVE! Value Digital
- Turtle Beach Santa Cruz DSP Sound Card [add $40]
I don't really play video games frequently, but given that I have had a laptop for the past 4 years I haven't really had the OPPORTUNITY to play any games that require 3D acceleration. I think I might get into them a bit though if I have a system that can really handle the most advanced games. Anyway, what are the relative merits of these cards and do you feel they are worth the cost differences?
Hopefully this won't even be an issue if American Express comes through and pays for the $1300 in damages to my laptop (UGH . . . needs a new system board and floppy disk drive) . . . but if they don't, then I'm gonna haveta hustle to get the order for this computer in by 12/20 (When the MSN deal ends), so that is why I'm asking now!
Thanks in advance for any opinions!