what should i choose

mh909

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alright, here i go again

my geforce 2 mx 400 is getting very very old. im planning on building a new computer next summer. whats a good video card for $210 and less which would be sufficient for 1 year?
so far i see:
9700 non pro
9600 pro
fx 5600 ultra rev.2
ti 4800 se
ti 4200

my computer is a 1.9 ghz dell with 768 mb rambus ram stuff.

ive been thinking of ti 4800 se which is cheap enough, but not too bad of a card. but ive heard the 9600 pro is much better.
i wish i would win that $25,000 shopping spree at best buy so i could just buy the best of everything and build a super computer, but oh well.
 

Toester

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hey,the 9700np is the way to go imo, as they are fairly inexpensive(comparitively speaking), and can be overclocked quite well!!!!! stock is 275/270(?) and read about some cards getting higher speeds than the 9700pro!!!, like 380/330 or higher with a bios flash.....
(and would last longer than 1 year I'm thinkin)

if you are interested in the 9700np read this, as it will get your gander up:<A HREF="http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?s=&threadid=33667164" target="_new">http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?s=&threadid=33667164</A>

<font color=purple> We can't all be heros,someone has to stand on the sidewalk and clap!!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by toester on 07/30/03 00:34 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

mh909

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yeah, im planning on getting a better video card for the new computer next year, so isnt that 9700 a little too much just for one year?
 

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OMG!!!!!

O....M....F....G!!!

OMG!

OMFG!

OMFG OMFG OMFG OMFG OMFG OMFG OMFG

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LMAO!

Am I reading this correctly?!?!?!?

Mulletkid just recommended a 9700 non-pro for $210!!!!!!!!!!

In another thread just an hour or less ago he recommended an FX5600 Ultra Rev. 2 for $215!!!!!!!!!!!

You don't even know where you stand. Do you have any clue about ANYTHING?

OMG...


But anyways, YES! Go with the 9700 non-pro it whoops ass on all those cards (although the 9600 Pro and 5600 Ultra rev. 2 aren't bad). It'll last you a year, and best of all, youll be able to play Half-Life 2 and Doom III, and theres some other LAME ASS games coming out that some people care.

Some Dues Ex crap, and theres the new Tomb Raider which there will be a patch for to make the graphics even hotter (although it probably just increases her boob size, and everyone goes WOW! The graphics are way better!).

Oh yeah, theres that EQ2, wtf is that. LAME!

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I say buy the 9700np. You can afford it, and it will last you longer than a year, so when you build a new rig, you don't have to replace the video card, you can wait, save up, and buy something better.

These days, no matter what company you like, be it <b>nVidia, ATi, or whatever,</b> no matter how logical your reasons, you're labeled an <b>idiot</b> or a <b>fanboy</b>, or <b>both.</b>
 
I thought I'd stay out of this one, as you appeared to be getting some pretty good info. However I think I'll ad this one caveat.

Yes the GF4ti is fine, HOWEVER, if you are going to replace the card you might want to SELL the one you are about to buy. WHICH one do you think will keep it's value better longer? I think the R9700NP will likely be easier to sell then than the much older (and non-DX9) GF4. But tha's just my opinion, and I thought you should think about that.


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cleeve

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Depends how many games you plan to play until you upgrade.

If you're a heavy gamer, go 9700 np to tie you over.

If not, a 4200 Ti will be great.

You cant lose either way, really.

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