Best budget vid card for image/video editing?

Atropos

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My parents are looking into buying a new computer. They'll only use it for word processing, internet, and some image/video editing. Will probably get it throught Dell.

Dell offers these cards on the system in question:
ATI Rage Ultra 32mb
Nvidia Geforce 4mx 64mb
Nvidia Geforce Ti4200
Nvidia Geforce Ti4600

My question? Would it be worth getting a Ti4200 over the ATI or GF 4mx if they'll not be using 3D programs at all? Any input is appreciated.

ps Any thoughts on the reliability of current Compaq computers?
 
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The reliability of Compaq computers are good. Mine have been working (almost) non-stop since Dec 1999. But get a Dell.
Of course it's woth it to get a Ti4200. You can game on it.
 

jkresh

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The 2d image quality of the ti 4200 may be higher then the mx (probably even the ati which looks really old, though a newer ati will beat them all in 2d). What is the price difference between the 4200 and the mx?
 

scottrico

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It all depends on how they are going to edit video.
If they are using a video camera w/ a firewire conection, then video card does not matter.
If they are going to use the video in on the video card to capture, then ATi Radeon card would be a beter choice.

Geforc 4 mx or 4200 is for gaming and larger monitors.

If they are not going to do any gaming and not have a monitor larger than 17 in, save your money ang get the cheaper card.

Use the money you save for a larger hard drive or a cd burner.
I hope that helps.

as for The reliability of current Compaq computers
They still make computers?
lol
 

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