Yes you are 100% correct. I already said i am not looking to strive for the best computer. I had this computer for years, it shipped with windows98se and i was using windows98se, i finally upgraded ( Fresh install ) to Windows XP home Edition w/sp2, spent 100 dollars for the disc, and i bought this card:
I bought this card at bestbuy a few days for $137 dollars, yes overspent, but it was worth it. Well maybe not, if the card had temp checks and a 128 bus with 512VRAM, then maybe it would of been worth 137 dollars. But i rate this card 9/10 and it should of been 100 dollars.
I am buying 2 sticks of 512MB ram soon, to upgrade from 512MB to 1GB!
These are my correct specs on my computer:
WindowsXP Home Edition SP2, IntelÂ® Pentium III, 600MHZ, Intel(r) 82801AA Ac'97 Audio Controller/Intel(r) Intergrated Audio, 80GB Western Digital Internal HD, 500GB My Book Edition External HD, 512Megs of Ram, 90(Watts) PSU, Visiontek ATI Radeon 2400 HD Pro Edition 256MB DDR2 PCI edition
I am buying another computer soon, Vista and i will buy a powerful Geforce Card. I already know where to get a gateway computer with vista computer from, i'm buying one soon. It will be my secondary computer, to play those newer games or games which i cant run on this computer.
I'm not on a budget lolz. These are the things which i have bought for this computer:
Kept and working great
80GB WD Internal HD = 65 dollars.
3DFuzion 256MB FX5500 128Bit DDR PCI card, not using it anymore because i bought the 2400 HD Pro, but i am keeping it, its a great card. 84 dollar
500GB External My Book Edition = 129 dollars
256MB 2 sticks = 60 dollars total
DVD Writer/Burner = 50 dollars
VisionTek Ati Radeon DDR2 256MB 64bit 2400 Pro PCI edition = 137 dollars
Bought & Got Rid of Wasted Money
FX5200 128 PCI card = 50 dollars
9250 Diamond Stealth 256MB PCI card = 79 dollars, not a bad card, but never really seen a good reason to keep it, yet alone buy it.
BFG Geforce 6200 PCI card = 117 Dollars OMG this card suck
EVGA Geforce 6200 PCI card = 74 dollars OMG This card also suck
Special Items that i bought, but don't use anymore
OMG I played Halo with this card and it ran ok. How, well the diamond stealth version has a special catalyst 4.3 driver, and it enable Vertex and Pixel shaders 1.0 and hardware t&l on this card. I can not tell you how much fun i had this this card and it was my first buy too. No overheating, plus unlock hidden features with it. Fun times, i don't use it no more of course, but man this card was awesome. More powerful then some thought too
So as you can see, i wasted alot of money and bought some cool items.
The lastest game which i played using the 2400 HD Pro is Painkiller overdose, i can play this game at the highest settings and get good framerates, up to 32-40, i had to turn off AA tho.
My computer or PCI bus may not be the best and who cares, i can play what i have and thats it.