Help me choose a video card

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  1. lazyboy922 macrumors 6502

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    I am looking to put a second video card into my powermac dual 2.3. I would like to have one with two ports. I just thought I would buy another radeon 9650 since that is what I have in there, but looks like they don't sell them anymore. Anyone have any suggestions on something similar? I don't really want to spend too much money ~ Maybe I can find something in the $130 range? I just need it to power a third monitor, for web surfing and maybe have a movie playing.

    Suggestions? I have done a few searches, but couldn't find anything solid...

    Thanks!
     
  2. lazyboy922 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    You have a 9650... so that means you have the dual processor 2.3, not the dual core, right?
     
  4. lazyboy922 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That is correct. I would like to just get something similar to the 9650 as I see they don't sell them anymore ( at least I couldn't find one, not even on ebay).

    Thanks!
     
  5. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    The 9600 is basically the same as the 9650. The Mac/PC edition is unfortunately more like $200 though. You can get a Mac-only 9600 for less, but it might be hard to find them new these days.

    --Eric
     
  6. lazyboy922 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is their anything new I could get more in my price range? All I really need is to be able to have dual monitors to it. Being able to play video is a must as well.

    Thanks!
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If you have the AGP video card, you will need to buy a PCI video card for expansion -- since the PCI-X slots are basically overclockable PCI slots.
     
  8. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Good point...I should have thought of that. In that case, the best you can get is the 9200 I think, which goes for $120-$130.

    --Eric
     
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