Dual display budget card?

IntenseDan

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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a good low-end card with dual outputs. I've checked out a lot of the low end options (MX440, Ti4600, R 9200, etc), but still have a few things bothering me:

-DX9 support: is it worth even bothering for if I'm going to replace it with a good card when HL2 comes out?

-Drivers: I've always liked Nvidias driver support, but wondered who had better dual-display capability/image quality

-Noise is a concern.

So far a 64mb 9200 looks like a best bet @ ~$50, but does anyone else have a recommendation?
 

Titanion

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I have my mother set up with my old ATI 7500... dual display works great... or almost all ATI cards support this now... just make sure it will work with two CRTs using an adapter...

Get the 9800 from newegg

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cleeve

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I'll second that. A cheapo Radeon 7500 will do you just fine.

It'll even play unreal tournament 2003 well.

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