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CheeZeTM

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OK, i see alot of diffrent makes of vidoe cards, but what is the diffrence?
i am planing on buying a new AGP card, and i need a littl hepl on a selection
first thing, must be 8X AGP
Composite can do without but if it has it for a cuppl bux extra will get it
Preferabley a Nvidia
Not willing to spend $$$ out my azz

the main question is compairing 2 video cards like the following
http://www.amamax.com/gefx57ag212d.html
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-130-194&depa=1

one is expensiver and there bothe made by diffrent manurfacturers
both same card (Ge Force FX5700)

What would be the diffrent in them?

one is 64bit and the other is 128bit
 

Nebulous

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First off they're not the same card.

The 1st one is a FX5700LE which is a slower card ( 250/400), that's why it's cheaper. Never heard of the brand tho. I would'nt buy that card.

The 2nd one FX5700 is

A)Faster ( 425/550)
B)Personal cinema version. Comes with alot more in the bundled set including the remote control & it's a brand name card.
 

DarkMatter13

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the 5700LE is crap. It's an underclocked 5700 chipset mated to loosely timed, slower clocked RAM that cannot be overclocked much past 450 MHz. I bought one to hold me over between vidcards. Trust me, it ain't worth $25, let alone any asking price you'll find.
 
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CheeZeTM

CheeZeTM

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well what would you suggest for a Nvidia card, 150$ or less preferably 128mb

Something that will put my GeForce2 to shame (so i can sell it on Ebay)
I have a Asus GeForce 2 pro @ 64mb and a Asus GeForce 2 @ 32Mb

The 64 in in there right now

PS. Nice thong

Preferable an Asus
 

Doom325

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Well i have my eGeforce fx 5700Le 256mb 128bit oc'd to 350core and 575mem with the 1.5v gpu bios mod
EDIT- I'm not saying this to tell anybody what the card can do but it really is a good value card and mine has very good overclocking abilities if done right. And i'm pretty sure i can go high but not until i get that cooling. Buying it tomorrow! :santa2:
 
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CheeZeTM

CheeZeTM

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What i was getting at is there is alot of "FX5800" and "FX5700" Etc...
Like what Nebulous posted (3 diffrent fx5900XT's)
What would quality be compiared is they were (random specs) same clock speed W/256MB 128bit etc...
If it isnt asus, but works better or equvenet compairing the price, that would be fine, just like the yellow-gold PCB all the parts are on (matches the main board :) )
 

Nebulous

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Well you want a name brand card for warranty purposes. Also with a name brand card you know it's a well known company and use quality parts to make a quality product. That amamax card i've never seen before, nor have i ever seen that company around.

Only cards with a Gold or yellow pcb is the asus and/or chaintech. All the others are red, blue or green.
 
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CheeZeTM

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Arg... never thought a new AGP card would be so difficult to find, i like the GainWard card, if you were going to buy a new AGP card in the FX5900xt series, witch would u get?

I am not a serious gamer, i play halo and the graphics are starting to apear crappy, but as in running stuff that needs high AGU power, i dont think i class in that so i am not going itto the 3-4-500$ range
 

Nebulous

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CheeZeTM

CheeZeTM

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****! my eyes hurt from all these cards, Nebulous, i am takeing you advide and ging to get teh eVGA fx5900XT, i thank you for al your help and surely appriceate it

CheeZeTM
 

DreamingWolf

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Just a quick vote, I've been buying PNY Nvidia cards for a couple of years now and they've never given me a moment of trouble. So in terms of company I'd vote PNY, as to type of card, with the limit of $150 I'd look at the G4Ti4800 and the GFx5600 cards.


Just my two cents

PNY FX5700 $133

DWolf:cool:
 
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MrBozack

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I've always been a happy Gainward, MSI and Leadtek buyer.

I took a gamble on XFX this time.... and boy am I pleased that I did.... I will buy XFX next time guaranteed.

....but I'm just repeating my XFX obsession again... I should rest now...
 
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CheeZeTM

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stil havent bought anything
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-108-132&depa=1
looked at that and i liked it because it had a temp monitor you could put in the 5.25 bay
i havent heard of the breand, and duno the quality and like what Nebulous said i also havent heard of Albatronbut the reviews on it are all 5 star
also found this on the prolink
http://www.hothardware.com/viewarticle.cfm?articleid=530
they actually reviewed halo (my game) witch puts that warn feeling in my hart <3 but i still dont know
also discussing 2 i found on Ebay with the people that are selling them
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3492350325&ssPageName=STRK:MEBI:IT
arg.. the other ended
and some more ram for my box
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3492786878&ssPageName=STRK:MEBI:IT

should have some "fun money" comeing in off all the crap i am selling on Ebay (cleaning out the house, or u can just say "my room")

Still havent decided fully on witch ne i want though, guy with the AGP card on ebay says if would work good for halo but more than likely not on anything like farcry or future games

your damed if u do damed if u dont i guess