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Thread: Help On Purchasing A Video Card

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    kooky_kramer's Avatar Poster
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    i am just looking for some advice on which video card to buy. I have 2 in mind and i would like to know your opinions.

    The 2 are :

    Winfast A280 Geforce Ti4200 128 mb DDR 8x AGP My VIVO - $237
    -or-
    Winfast A340TD Geforce FX5200 128 mb DDR 8x AGP - $160

    So what i would like to know is what you think of these, and why such big price difference considering the different technologies in the cards.

    Although i have listed these 2, i am still open for reccomendations for cards in a similar price range. I wouldnt consider myself a hardcore gamer, but i do enjoy playing games and would rather pay a bit more for quality, then less for a card that only runs games made in the next month.

    Thanks for your time

    PS - My Specs are in my signature (not great i know, but i am 17 years old and paid for and built myself)

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    where are you getting those prices from?
    they seem pretty high

    try Newegg for low price hardware in the u.s.

    for example, there are a lot of fx5600's on newegg for $160-180

    unless you really want a geforce card, maybe you should consider a radeon 9600 pro

    edit: missed the price difference question. the difference seems to be because the first card here is a vivo card, which means it can be used as a tv in card
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    sorry, i forgot to mention that it is australian dollars (as i type this &#036;1 AUD = 0.65c USD).

    And we dont have any sites like newegg in australia (to my knowledge) thats why i need all you peoples help.

    Thanks for your reply 3rd gen

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    things are pretty expensive over there

    probably about as bad as the uk

    i found this site, seems to be pretty good.

    however, what you have put in your first post seems to be all that you&#39;re gonna get for the money
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    should i go for the Ti4200 (DX8 and GL1.3) or the Fx5200 (DX9 and GL1.4) ??

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    the FX 5200 is has plenty of VRAM 128 and it has DX 9 Support also cheaper i am running a FX 5200 and i could run the Doom 3 Alpha Demo between 20 and 30 FPS

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    The Ti 4200 is better than the fx 5200 u should buy the Ti,
    Look at nvidia.com for the specs&#33;&#33;

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    Look at tigerdirect.com or googlegear.com for another prizes

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    For that extra bit of performance why not consider a Ti 4400 or a 4600 as their prices have dropped considerably.

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    u want a card with Direct X 9 half life will run on DX 9 so will Doom 3 and most of the newly advancing games if u get a new one just make sure its uses DX 9

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