View Full Version : [ubuntu] Need Video Card Recommendations

May 5th, 2008, 12:19 AM
Hey all, I'm about to buy a new computer and since i don't know much about hardware I need some help selecting a video card. I'm not a gamer, so I probably don't need the latest and greatest. I am planning on buying a nice big 22" widescreen display and I'd like to be able to watch dvds at good quality. I'm looking for something that will work well with windows (XP right now, but maybe vista at some point) and ubuntu. any recommendations on something that will be good enough for me and provide good value?


btw- here's the setup i'm currently considering. i really don't know much about hardware, so if you have any recommendations or suggestions, feel free to post them :)

XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Socket 775 Barebone Kit - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz OEM, 300GB SATA HD, 20 x DVD±RW, 2GB DDR2 PC6400, ATX Mid-Tower Case, Clear Side, 700 Watt Power Supply (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3799765&CatId=333)
Acer AL2216WBD 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Ultra-fast 5ms, WSXGA+ 1680x1050, DVI, VGA, Black, VESA 100mm (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2430647&CatId=2775)
ZEROtherm / Butterfly BTF90 / Socket 775/754/939/AM2 / Copper Base / Heatpipes / CPU Cooler (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2882721&CatId=1588)
probably gonna add another 2 gigs of ram, but not sure if i really need it