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Old 05-08-04, 02:04 AM   #4
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Default Re: GeForceFX 5200 Ultra for $75? Good deal? Other recommendations?

Well, I found a Newegg refurb 5600 (not Ultra, just plain-Jane) for $80 shipped.

That's actually a better deal than the 5200 Ultra I was looking at before (it was $75 + $7 shipping). Since all tests I've read (especially the excellent roundups at xbitlabs) show it to be notably faster than a 5200 Ultra, I decided to give it a shot. It is actually playable (30fps) in UT2K4 at 1024x768 with 4xFSAA and 4xAniso applied. Pretty impressive for $80, IMHO, and, of course, I'm going to pop that heatsink right off and put it on my watercooling loop.

*Hopefully* I'll be able to bear this thing until fall! Ideally, I won't be stuck with it for longer, but it does have a couple cool features - dual DVI, for example.
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