In my case Plainsman, up until about 6 weeks ago, I had an antique computer AND an antique pre-DX9 vid card. I also had 200 to spend.

Now....I could have bought a reasonable vid card, not top flight, but good midrange. Then, it would have been shackled to an Athlon XP1700 and 512Mb of PC100 SDRAM and the mobo only supported AGP 4x. This would have struggled....

And give up god..are you mad sir! That way lies reality.....

Athlon 64 3000 ( S939)
1024Mb DDR 400 (Don't leave home without it)
GeForce 6800GT
Abit AV8 Pro