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Old 07-28-2002, 06:12 PM   #1
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Cool building a game system


i got a job about 4 months ago at a hardware store and i got an idea to build my own computer case out of plexi glass and such.

i want to use my tv as a monitor because i dont have much space in my room. can anyone suggest a good video card with a tv out? or is there an adapter i can plug into a vga card?
 
Old 07-28-2002, 06:56 PM   #2
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http://www.oyts.com/CPUPRICES/detail...VGASPAT2M64WTV

Sparkle SP5300 TNT2 M64 2X/4X AGP 32MB SDR W/TV-OUT


does this look good? i think so. i only play halflife so i dont need a lot of sloppy beefy tech stuff.
 
Old 07-28-2002, 07:49 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by fatpig
http://www.oyts.com/CPUPRICES/detail...VGASPAT2M64WTV

Sparkle SP5300 TNT2 M64 2X/4X AGP 32MB SDR W/TV-OUT


does this look good? i think so. i only play halflife so i dont need a lot of sloppy beefy tech stuff.
Why not get the RADEON VE($10 more from the above website), it's much faster/newer than the TNT2 M64. or find some GeForce2 MX400(they are cheap now), I had TNT2 Pro(TNT2 M64 is a cheap version of Pro) and when I upgraded to MX400, halflife(CS,DOD)become much smoother and I can play at higher res with no graphic lag.
 
Old 07-29-2002, 07:59 AM   #4
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maybe i will get a geforce card. does the mx400 have a tv out then? ill go search google for the specs.

thank you buddy
 
Old 07-29-2002, 08:07 AM   #5
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some do some don't i've a 32mb mx400 which i got for 50 a year ago, next week i'm prolly gonna get a 64mb mx400 with tvout for 35.... i'd like a PCI one really though, as i'll be losing a perfectly good AGP card, rather than replace my naff PCI sis6326
 
Old 07-29-2002, 08:28 AM   #6
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yeah, i just want to get a cheap deal man

i might go for the radeon on that site if i can't find a good/cheap card.

also, im trying to find some wholesalers on line, but even if i did, there would be a minimum order and i would have to sell the extra stuff i dont need. and i think wholesalers only sell to retail stores

hey, what happened to that bash-the-computer smiley!!?!?!?

aww man...
 
Old 07-29-2002, 08:37 AM   #7
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"hey, what happened to that bash-the-computer smiley!!?!?!?"

we (erm.. I) had a poll about it and it died.
 
Old 07-31-2002, 02:51 PM   #8
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We have a TV that we use for video conf. The resolution is terrrible. Just a little info
 
Old 08-01-2002, 03:59 AM   #9
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I don't know if you have already built the case, but I have a few suggestions if you havent...

Get a dremel

Use metal braces

Don't forget p/s
 
Old 08-04-2002, 10:04 PM   #10
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what do you want me to use the dremel for?
i dont have a lot of time now, maybe ill post tommorrow.

thx for the posts
 
Old 08-08-2002, 06:07 AM   #11
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Dremel is to make holes for the ports, and anything else you want to cut other than straight edges on the casing. You can use a drill press, or something similar, but for me, the dremel was the best. There is a bit that works very well, if you'd like I will blast a pic of the bit and post a link to it.

Cool
 
Old 08-08-2002, 07:13 AM   #12
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ok i get what your saying. i know we sell dremels and accessories for them so i guess ill check it out.
 
  


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