Dual Video Cards question

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Anthony Moore, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Anthony Moore

    Anthony Moore Supporting Actor

    Jul 12, 2001
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    I am building a new computer.

    It will be a P4 3.0ghz, 1GB RAM...

    I will be using it to game quite frequently AND I will use it as my Media Center (although I dont have or want MCE).

    The video card I have right now on my older computer is an average GeForce Card, the 256MB 5700VE I think. I use it now for its S-video out to my television.

    My question is this: when I build my new computer I will be buying a top of the line card. Should I move my old video card to my new computer as well to use the s-video out, and use the newer card to goto my LCD monitor per DVI? Can I have 2 video cards like that? Two different ones?

    Or does it not work that way? Would it be better just to buy one top of the line card with a DVI and S-video out and use the CLONE mode?

    Im not really sure how the compatabilty works if using 2 cards, and Im not sure if it would be more or less efficient to run one average and one good card, or just one really good one.

    When I say top-of-the-line card, I mean spending about $300. Any suggestions on a card?

    Sorry about all the questions..I really just dont know much about video cards.

    Any advice?
  2. Mike_J_Potter

    Mike_J_Potter Second Unit

    Dec 26, 2003
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    I would look at the Geforce 6800GT 256 mb version in AGP or PCI express both run around $300 or a little less and have both DVI and S-video out and should be more then fast enough to do what you need.
  3. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

    Sep 26, 1999
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    If gaming is your primary concern I'd consider switching to an AMD 64. They smoke a P4 and are quieter/cooler to boot.

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