is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Taggert_LOA, May 5, 2004.

  1. Taggert_LOA

    Taggert_LOA Modding Addict Political User

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    GeForce FX 5200 128MB DDR AGP Video Card w/TV&DVI 75.00 plus shipping. new, i year warranty. reason i ask is my mobo only supports 4x agp and i would like to upgrade my card.
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    75 what? (£, $, ¥, etc) We need to know where you are :)
     
  3. Taggert_LOA

    Taggert_LOA Modding Addict Political User

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    $75.00 us
     
  4. Ezergeezer

    Ezergeezer OSNN Addict

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    For what purpose?

    For what purpose will you need the card, this card is fast approaching
    the bottom of the pile as graphics cards go!

    If required for games always go for the most expensive you can possibly
    afford.

    If just for desktop applications, then fine go for it!

    Does anyone notice the difference between AGP 4x and 8x anyway!

    An 8X AGP will run on your mobo anyway.
     
  5. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Duh you buy the best value card that's within your budget. Expensive aint always the best.
     
  6. Ezergeezer

    Ezergeezer OSNN Addict

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    Best Value?

    No point buying best value 'Voodoo 2 card', if you want to play Half Life 2
    is there duh.

    True, expensive aint always the best, but they're pretty damn close.

    Also probably true to say that, whatever card you get, wont run next weeks new game anyway.
     
  7. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Voodoo 2? I have a boxed unused Voodoo PCI 4/5 if you wanna make me an offer?
     
  8. Ezergeezer

    Ezergeezer OSNN Addict

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    Huh

    No thanks, I'll stick with my Geforce 4 ti4200, it still cuts the mustard at the
    moment on the games I play COD, SOF2, MOHAA, etc
     
  9. Taggert_LOA

    Taggert_LOA Modding Addict Political User

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    my motherboard only supports 4x agp. i have a mobo that uses RDRAM. so i am going with a card that says it 4x/8x compatible. i do have a warranty and want to keep it so i am playing it safe. the only games i really play are madden and tiger woods.
    i play everything else on my PS2.
     
  10. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    even so it is not a good deal - for a good deal on a card like that I would be hoping to see $60 or lower... the warrabnty will be irrelevant and it is known this card is right down there - never was value for money - often used by OEMs to trim money on builds - it was the first thing I upgraded from in my machine (9700 pro now, OK 8x I know) anyway, my feeling is it should be possible to better that deal. Whether you can or not I do not know - but if not IMHO opinion dave your money and upgrade mobo and graphics in one go - maybe?
     
  11. Chase™

    Chase™ NTFS Noob

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    i would have to agree with Mainframeguy this is a very low budget card i could pick up that card here in canada for $70.00 so u should of got it for $60.00 or lower..
     
  12. Taggert_LOA

    Taggert_LOA Modding Addict Political User

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    i did upgrade the motherboard. i went from a dell motherboard to a intel D850GB which supports my RDRAM. I want a better card. i need a card that supports 4x agp. i am not going to assume that all do. cause when you do that you make an ass-u-me.
    any help in this area would be greatly appreciated. Nvidia only, price between 100.00-200.00 dollars with DVI. US currency.
     
  13. champ2005

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    an fx5200 will roughly = the performance of your current gf3 ti200. so no its not a good deal. to actually UPgrade your card your going to have to look at least fx5700 ultra / 9600xt and up.