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Dzelil
04-24-05, 09:46 PM
I am looking to get a new video card but please bare in mind I have a budget of about $400. Please give me links to sites with any good nvidia cards and where I can buy some

saturnotaku
04-24-05, 09:55 PM
You're going to have to give us more information as to what you're looking to do, and into exactly what kind of system you want to put the card in, including motherboard brand/model, CPU, power supply, etc.

Dzelil
04-24-05, 10:03 PM
I am looking to use it mostly for gaming. My system is new and it's a Asus Mother board running on 3.0ghz HT with 1GB Kingston ram and a 450 watt power supply

Rytr
04-24-05, 10:24 PM
6800GT. Look at prices listed on Front Page of Nvnews and you will see some prices for the GT in AGP or PCI-Express depending on what your motherboard will accept.

PriceGrabber and Shopping.com will give you some price ranges on the 6800GT from different on-line sites.

superklye
04-24-05, 10:25 PM
NewEgg had the Rosewill 6800GT for $300 shipped yesterday.

jAkUp
04-24-05, 10:26 PM
No doubt a 6800gt

Rytr
04-24-05, 10:33 PM
If working with a $400 budget I would look at the GT with 256MB. The GT with 128MB will be cheaper but your budget may allow for a 256MB card.

superklye
04-24-05, 10:35 PM
If working with a $400 budget I would look at the GT with 256MB. The GT with 128MB will be cheaper but your budget may allow for a 256MB card.
Was the Rosewill card only 128MB?

Rytr
04-24-05, 10:49 PM
Was the Rosewill card only 128MB?

I was just commenting that there is a difference in price between the 128 and 256MB cards. But on looking up the Rosewill card you were right and it is a 256MB card for $309 which makes me wonder what the difference is? PCB? Memory chips?
That is a very good price from what I have been seeing. :)

superklye
04-24-05, 10:59 PM
I was just commenting that there is a difference in price between the 128 and 256MB cards. But on looking up the Rosewill card you were right and it is a 256MB card for $309 which makes me wonder what the difference is? PCB? Memory chips?
That is a very good price from what I have been seeing. :)
Yeah, I don't know what the difference is...other than it's a no-name brand. I would much rather pay the extra hundo and get an eVGA or BFG. When it comes to something expensive like a video card, I want to trust what I'm buying.

I have enough trust issues with computers after my rash of hard drive failings that I'm not skimping ever again. It's name-brand or nothing for me from here on out.

lytalbayre
04-24-05, 11:03 PM
What's your time frame? I'll be selling a 6800 ultra AGP in 2-3 weeks with an NV5 cooler already installed. Comes with some games to. PM me if your interested.

saturnotaku
04-24-05, 11:04 PM
Yeah, I don't know what the difference is...other than it's a no-name brand. I would much rather pay the extra hundo and get an eVGA or BFG. When it comes to something expensive like a video card, I want to trust what I'm buying.

Isn't that the truth. With some of these companies, you just don't know what you're getting. It's not so much the actual quality of the product, but rather how they stand behind it. With some of these Taiwan companies, support can be a real pain in the butt. It runs the gamut from them ignoring your questions completely, to getting responses to questions in Engrish, to actually being good to work with. I've seen them all, and I would much rather deal with a company like BFG or eVGA and pay the extra money for it.

Dzelil
04-25-05, 12:08 AM
What's your time frame? I'll be selling a 6800 ultra AGP in 2-3 weeks with an NV5 cooler already installed. Comes with some games to. PM me if your interested.

I have PM you

Dzelil
04-25-05, 12:41 AM
Is this a good card?

http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code=190451&Category_Code=VC-NV

jAkUp
04-25-05, 01:13 AM
XFX makes great cards :)

PSYCHODAD
04-25-05, 01:56 AM
XFX makes great cards :)
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