Re: whats a good video card
It's an ati chipset though. He's better off with an ati to avoid compability issues. Same with me. I have an itegrated x200. What's your budget? if you want a high end card, you're going to have to first upgrade your psu (if it's not 420W) or more. Then, I suggest either an x1800xt or xl of the same make. Or, if don't have the funds, an x1600xl will do well too. If you want to go through the trouble of uninstalling drivers, disabling, etc. a 7800gt is better than a x1800xl, as so the 7800gtx is better than a x1800xt. But, in my opinion, if you oc the x1800xt, you can pwn two 7800gtx's in sli.
Macbook Pro and Logitech z5500s. All you really need.