Need Help deciding on a Graphics card
I'm building a new computer and I decided to make my switch to Linux as well. I'm new to Linux and computer building as well, so I wanted to ask you a few questions about Hardware compatibility, specifically Graphics cards.
I'm pretty sure I will use K/Ubuntu as the OS.
Here are the (tentative) specs for the Comp:
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Orleans 2.0GHz Socket AM2
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD
Memory: OCZ Gold 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Right now, I'm looking for a model that I can use to play games, watch DVDs and movies and run that 3D desktop thing that I heard about.
Here are some models I considered buying:
BIOSTAR V7302EL16 GeForce 7300LE Supporting 256MB(128MB On board) GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Low Profile Video Card
3D Fuzion 3DFR66256X GeForce 6600 256MB DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card i
CHAINTECH SV62TC/64MB GeForce 6200TC 64MB On board(Supporting 256MB) DDR PCI Express x16 Low Profile Video Card
I heard NIVIDA has better supported drivers. Is this true?
Thank you for your help!