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Buying New Video Card-Geforce3 perhaps?

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JML

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It's time for an upgrade! I don't really have much of a choice since my MX kicked the can...anyway, I was thinking of purchasing a Geforce3. I know I said I would never pay more than $200 for a video card, but there's that power hungry overclocker in me that says "go for the fastest most powerful card out there!" It seems a bit to expensive right now, and unnecesarily powerful (besides giving me a really nice 3Dmark2001 score) but...I want it! Should I wait a little bit? Also, if I do go ahead and get a Geforce3, what one should I buy? Since I'd be spending a sh*tload of money for it I might as well go ahead and get one with all the bells and whistles and what not.
 

Geobronc

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Looks like the Gainward or Visiontek are the cheapest now. Go to www.pricewatch.com and check under video cards to see.
I love my Visiontek Geforce3!
I can clock it to 240/550, but I backed it down to keep the case cooler while its hot out.
 
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JML

JML

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Thanks What is the best Geforce3 out right now though? I just want to know my options ;0)
 

JoeUser

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I think the Visiontek Geforce3 is the best value since it comes with 3.8ns memory. I'm not sure about the Gainward's mem speed, but its a cool red color (if you care about that, heh)...
 

Jon

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I got the Visiontek last night. This thing truly does rock. $359 at Best Buy (open box...still like new though) and I had to get it. I saw the 7 card GeForce 3 shootout review and they all seemed to have performed pretty much equally within 2% of each other, so going by that I would shoot for the lowest cost.
 
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JML

JML

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I didn't even notice that 7 card shoot-out thing when I started this thread =P
It seems performance wise they are all the same, and it just comes down to features. While the Glasses that come with the ASUS V8200 Deluxe sounds pretty cool, I'd prob get sick of 'em in a week ;o) It seems the visiontek is the popular choice around here. $359 isn't so bad
Oh yeah, I just wanted to mention I'm getting a second job to pay for this thing quicker!
 

JoeUser

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well, according to a review of the gainward card at Anandtech, it does in fact have 3.8ns memory ... I'd say get whatever is cheapest.
 

The Stickie

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If you are going to spend your money on a Gforce 3, why not buy the asus...
they are all very expensive... and the asus card gives you a lot of features...
 

Akumu X

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truth be told...all GeForce 3's are created nearly equal. (cept for the bells and whistles) Visiontek certainly is a damn popular card nationally (I got one for $275 from a friend who has just ordered the Asus Deluxe)...o/c's damn near the highest but doesn't jingle when you shake it like the Asus Deluxe.
So...basically point your finger at a card...spin around and whic ever it falls on will be fine.