Help me choose a video card for my Mac Pro 1,1

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by olemed, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. olemed macrumors member

    olemed

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    I suspected that indeed my stock NVIDIA card failed on me recently and went to the Genius Bar to confirm this. Now I'm on the hunt for a replacement.

    My options are:
    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT (don't want this)
    ATI Radeon X1900 XT
    NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 (read this will work in this model)

    I mostly work in Photoshop/Camera Raw on my Mac. I do some video editing now and then. I'm not a heavy user (no gaming or animation). Which card will fit my overall needs. My budget is between $150 - $200. Would love an original Apple card if possible.

    Also, I've been reading about 'flashed PC' cards. I understand that one pro to this is the cost but a con is I won't see my Mac boot up screen. Will this ever be an issue and if so under what circumstances?

    My options to purchase are either ebay via reputable sellers, old-macs.com, or http://www.dvwarehouse.com/. Can someone recommend a reputable US seller?

    Thanks again!
     
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

    MCAsan

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    Shouldn't this thread be on the Mac Pro forum?
     
  3. olemed thread starter macrumors member

    olemed

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    Darn it, yes. Sorry about that. That's what happens when you're in a hurry!:eek:
     

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