Well, I did some serious thinking about it today, and realized that if I was going to get a new video card, it’d have to be something I could put in future PCs. Unfortunately, the old card was an AGP card, and recent motherboards et al support PCI Express and not AGP. So, I decided now was the time to upgrade the main PC. So, I ordered a new CPU, motherboard, and RAM for the main PC off of Newegg.
The new system will have an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ CPU, an Asus A8N-SLI motherboard with an nForce 4 chipset, 1 GB of PC3200 RAM, and an ATI Radeon X800GT video card w/ 256 MB of RAM. The old parts will be used to upgrade my main server, which I had been planning on upgrading anyway. I’ll also go ahead and dual-boot the new system with Windows XP Professional 64-bit edition and Fedora Core 4 x86_64.
Ah, well. The parts should be in early next week. In the meantime, I’ll go ahead and keep using the Powerbook. There’s very little on the main PC I can do without until the new machine is ready, anyway. :-)