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fx 5200 w/tv-out for 50$(AR), Worth it??

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meksyk

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Compusa has this weekend a maddog geforce fx5200 with tv out for 100$ with 50 MIR. is it a good price? right now im using the onboard video of my nforce (not 2), would it be a good improvement? (besides it has a tv-out that would work great with my DVD drive :D ) I was thinking about a radeon 8500LE/9100, but this one just appeared, I also thought about a refurb. but this one has lifetime warranty. any advices???

TIA Kintaro Oe
 

Sharkman

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Here's a link to the card Specifications . I would say for 50 dollars in the end this looks like a really good deal. Oh it's not a 50 MIR. It's a $20 IR with a $30 MIR per Compusa's website :)

Plus with the card you would disable your onboard video making the mobo cooler in the process. Since you say you have the Nforce 1 chipset. I am assuming you have the Geforce 2 MX400 video chipset. If thats the case then this card would be a big upgrade IMHO.
 
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skab

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I'd agree, I'm going from the radeon9000pro to a 5200ultra myself. Love those specs when they give you a graph with numbers but don't say what the numbers stand for.
 

Overclocker550

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9000 pro to fx5200 isnt that big of an upgrade besides the dx9 which is gonna be really slow too. for $50, take that fx5200 and being from maddog, they probably use great ram so enjoy your overclocks
 

dguy6789

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Um, sorry to say, but the 9000 pro is faster then the fx 5200, and about the same speed as a 5200 ultra. Look before you buy, the 5200 is a downgrade from a 9000 pro. look at some reviews if you dont believe me, in fact, most say the 9000 pro is a better performer then the 5200 ultra.
 

Overclocker550

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dguy6789 said:
Um, sorry to say, but the 9000 pro is faster then the fx 5200, and about the same speed as a 5200 ultra. Look before you buy, the 5200 is a downgrade from a 9000 pro. look at some reviews if you dont believe me, in fact, most say the 9000 pro is a better performer then the 5200 ultra.


I wont argue, but lets just say its a waste of time to get a fx5200 when you already got a 9000 pro and leave it at that way. If he wants a new card, be it a ti4200 :D
 

dguy6789

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yes, here is a case that the ti4200 is much better deal in. I would take ti4200 for 100 bucks over a 50 buck gf fx 5200 anyday. worth the 50 bucks.
 

Oni

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Kintaro Oe said:
Compusa has this weekend a maddog geforce fx5200 with tv out for 100$ with 50 MIR. is it a good price? right now im using the onboard video of my nforce (not 2), would it be a good improvement? (besides it has a tv-out that would work great with my DVD drive :D ) I was thinking about a radeon 8500LE/9100, but this one just appeared, I also thought about a refurb. but this one has lifetime warranty. any advices???

TIA Kintaro Oe

The FX5200 would be a good deal better than your current onboard video, and for $50, you can't really go wrong. :)