Just wondering what video card people are using to fly the older sims. Since my Nvidia GTX280 died about a week ago I have been reassessing my requirements.
I am thinking that my Flight Sim rig never really ran FSX any good so I am thinking of possibly not replacing the hardware to get it going again. My thoughts are now to just use CFS1 & 2, possibly 3 for OFF and FS2004.
One of the new top end video cards still costs around AU$500.00, but I can get a ATI 5770 card for about $200.00 and it is a passive one with just a giant heat sink. I could put a case fan blowing on the heat sink to give extra cooling. I just do not want to go down the path of purchasing an expensive card again only to have the fan die and over heat.
Does anyone know how these ATI 5770 cards run sims OK. I can even get an ATI 5750 for about $150.00 AUD passive as well. I saw these online and the heat sinks are very impressive. These are gigabyte cards. I am pretty sure they will be fine for CFS1 & 2 but not sure about FS2004 and possibly OFF.
Open to any suggestion.