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MySTiCuSS
08-02-2002, 06:19 PM
I want to buy a new videocard but i only have a budget of 200 euro. About 200 dollar US. What is a good option for me?

Wiggo
08-02-2002, 06:39 PM
Have a look around at the GF4 Ti4200's as they should be in your range plus most o/c to near GF4 Ti4600 speeds. ;)
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MySTiCuSS
08-02-2002, 07:14 PM
Would it be better to wait a couple of weeks because of the new ati ones?

MySTiCuSS
08-02-2002, 07:18 PM
I found a ti4200 64mb from MSi for 209 euro. And a ti4200 128mb Msi for 239 euro. Will there be a huge difference in speed between the two?

chisholm
08-02-2002, 07:40 PM
the 128 mb version will most likely be better in teh long term...especially if u play games liek doom 3:cheers:

Wiggo
08-02-2002, 07:44 PM
Some 64MB ones use faster memory and get higher o/c's but with games gettin' more graphical with their textures the 128MB would be better. Also have a look for the Leadtek brand of it as here they're much cheaper than the MSI ones. ;)
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MySTiCuSS
08-02-2002, 07:56 PM
I found one the leadtek a250 128mb ti4200 is this a good one? 259 euro. But what means vivo?

Wiggo
08-02-2002, 08:06 PM
It has both Video In and Video Out capabilities so ya lookin' at the topline one there and there are cheaper versions. ;)
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RDR
08-02-2002, 11:14 PM
I picked up a Powercolor GF4Ti4200 128MB for $265cdn (~$US170) - Powercolor doesn't have the greatest rep. but this seems to be a solid card - OC's to 275/550 w/stock cooling - on a very warm day. No Vi - but it has S-Video out & DVI out...if that's important to you.

MySTiCuSS
08-03-2002, 12:08 AM
Wow very cheap, i'll search for it!

Wiggo
08-03-2002, 12:31 AM
Why don't ya just search for any GF4 Ti4200 and get back to us with the brand names and we'll see if there are any oppinions about them. ;)
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FLaCo
08-03-2002, 02:33 AM
Check out Chaintech...i got my Ti4600 for 297 around April...now it must be around 280 or a bit less. You can imagine what the Ti4400 are going for.: peace2:

drpeterbright
08-03-2002, 06:45 AM
Very good prices on Ti4200's seem to go by quickly. Newegg had one for $129 two weeks ago, but it is gone. There are many deals for around $150 US that you should be able to find. Just be ready to move quickly when a deal appears. I have seen deals on Ti4400's for less than you're quoting for a 4200.

Wiggo
08-03-2002, 11:09 AM
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Very good prices on Ti4200's seem to go by quickly. Newegg had one for 9 two weeks ago, but it is gone. There are many deals for around 0 US that you should be able to find. Just be ready to move quickly when a deal appears. I have seen deals on Ti4400's for less than you're quoting for a 4200.
As he's in Europe the cost of exchange rates and shipping from the US would probably not turn out a bargain to him then finding something on his own continent. ;)
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chisholm
08-03-2002, 05:15 PM
lol there';s just too many brand available these days...
but in my opnion...

1. leadtek
2. x-micro
3. MSI

Ehhe Yebeb
08-03-2002, 08:46 PM
There is not a huge difference between brands. I say just find and buy the cheapest one you can

Wiggo
08-03-2002, 09:14 PM
I wouldn't settle for one of those "Yum-cha" cheapies that are startin' to pop-up now. :no:
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MySTiCuSS
08-04-2002, 04:20 AM
Damn the cheapest ti4200 here is avaible for 200 euro that sucks!!!! About 200 dollar!!! :confused:

chisholm
08-04-2002, 08:18 AM
yea the yum-cha ones are more risky...but then again my friend had a powercolour geforce3 that o/c to 240/540:cheers:

maciam
08-10-2002, 05:57 AM
I purchaed the ti4200 64mb form CompUSA for $149 on sale and bought the extended warranty for $20, which lets me return it in 2 years for a card worth $149. I think I, hands down, got the best deal.........

drpeterbright
08-10-2002, 07:30 AM
Do they have that deal on other cards?

maciam
08-10-2002, 08:39 AM
every electronic product they sell has it. I usually don't do it but for this it was well worth it.

FLaCo
08-10-2002, 09:47 AM
Mysticuss i don't know if you checked out TT's latest article written my Cameron Johnson a.k.a. Soverign.

He made a 4 way comparison on 4 different Ti4200. Chaintech was the best out of the four. It was the Chaintech A-GT21 the card looks real nice and really isn't too expensive.

The card has Gold Plated Ram Sinks on top and bottom of the card and a Golden fan looks real nice. It was the 128MB version of the 4200.
The other Card were a 64MB Leadtek, an ASUS 128MB and an Albatron 128MB.

Chaintech's card also rocked in overclocking...take a look at the article if you haven't already.: peace2:

drpeterbright
08-13-2002, 12:58 AM
:confused: Is their Ti 4600 as good? :confused: