He did do a suggestion: nVidia. Most people here will agree with him, because altough ATi has good hardware, they’ve always had a bunch of poopy drivers for it. For instance, my ATi displays all kinds of funny random blocks with garbage around the screen, and it’s impossible to actually use Blender without disabling hardware acceleration partly or even completely (which is probably not what you’re buying the card for). You might also get to see funny “animations” that weren’t intended to be, and slow down your workflow a lot because they take a few seconds to finish (you can’t do anything while it happens). It may get better in the future, since they’ve been bought by AMD, but for now… go with nVidia. Never had any issues with those.
As for the reason why he loved these threads… I can’t speak for him, but personally I love them because someone can’t decide what card to buy and (says he) doesn’t know enough about it, so he decides to open up a topic at his favorite board. He waits and waits until someone replies with information, which you could have easily found by using teh Google as well, and then goes off to make his final decision. All after one answer from someone you don’t know. Sure, TheANIMAL is a respected user as far as I know, but what if some crazy haired fanboy told you to go with ATi? What if an Open Source fanatic told you to wait for the Open Graphics Card?
Not meant to bash you, it’s just a little weird if you think about it and indicates you’re not willing to do some serious research before spending your serious money.
Trust me, you will regret for not using teh Google (look for product pages, review-sites, wikipedia, etc) before making decisions. I know people who made the same mistake. They still suffer from that very mistake each day and again (coughs, yeah, I’m indeed talking about myself here…).
Of course, you’re going to buy nVidia now, so there’s isn’t much that could go wrong, unless you’re going to use Vista or the 7-Series (afaik it was 7, not sure, use teh Google to find the page about GeForce-cards @ Wikipedia, it tells you all about it).
I will now officially stop telling people to use teh Google.
Use teh Wikipedia instead :ba: