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Is this x1900xt a good deal?

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October 20, 2006 12:20:55 PM

It says its an open box but...i dunno why they would sell something if its any defected. Anything wrong with this specs? btw theres been no retail sapphires for sale on new egg for quite awhile.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Or should i just go with the Asus model? Seems to have slightly better specs than the sapphire.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

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October 20, 2006 1:00:03 PM

I'm not sure what an open box means, but it seems to me that the card should be ok, the price difference seems to be becouse of( probably) lack of the cables that are usually in the box. If the images are correct they sell the sapphire without the usual bundle.
October 20, 2006 1:08:52 PM

How about a x1950Pro, 512 MB card, you should be able to pick this up for less.
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October 20, 2006 1:24:01 PM

As far as I know the X1950 Pro does not out perform the X1900XTX, however, as I recall, it does out perform the X1900GT

EDIT: to answer the question

I would go with the Open Box one... all it simply means is the packaging was opened... perhaps someone didn't like the idea that it took up two slots, or someone didn't realize it was PCI-E *shrugs*.

I've ordered open box things from newegg and I wasn't disappointed. 219 is an awesome deal for a 1900XTX. I was able to get a 1900XTX built by ATI for 239 (and that was from a deal for the company I work for) and that was a hell of deal... honestly, if I had seen that deal when I was ordering my card I would have been all over it.
October 20, 2006 1:40:41 PM

Open box from newegg could mean a plethora of things. They are customer returns and they restock them as long as they are in aesthetically pleasing condition. It may or may not work, you'll find out if you order it. The x1950 pro is going to be your better choice in this situation, you'll save money and get a good card. Then when directx 10 comes out you wont be bummed because you dropped a lot of cash on a GPU.
October 20, 2006 1:47:12 PM

I ordered "open box" headphones and the ear muff was not on at all, this would not be aesthetically pleasing...

Yes it can mean a plethora of things... honestly I would have hopped at the chance because 20 bucks more on a better performing card is something I would look forward to.

EDIT: my headphones worked just fine, I just had to reattach the ear muff to the head set (took 20 minutes) and then I had a 100 dollar pair of headphones (5.1 surround sound, USB interface + built in mic) for 60 bucks.

EDITx2:

I suppose it's up to the OP, my personal experience of "opened box" items has been awesome... but I've heard horror stories... If you're willing to take the risk I would say the sweet spot is the open box for 219, if you don't want to risk it I would say X1950 Pro for cheaper but still a good deal as it's quite a bit less than the Asus card, but still a good competitor.
October 20, 2006 2:02:58 PM

Does anybody have a link for an x1950 Pro? NewEgg doesn't have em yet
October 20, 2006 4:19:42 PM

Is the x1950pro 512 better than x1900xt 256mb? Or is the difference not noticeable. I already ordered all my parts, and ordered the asus x1900xt from new egg so its a bit too late now ; (
October 20, 2006 4:23:04 PM

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2858&p=5 check for yourself...

Mind the difference between X1950Pro CROSSFIRE, vs the single card, as you will see the single card is not quite as good as a performer, run the bad boys in crossfire (which is being redone) and then you will looking at awesome performance for a cheaper price.

EDIT: All this talking about this video card and I forgot to point out... the X1950Pro is to compete with the 7900GS in single card performance...
October 20, 2006 4:25:03 PM

The 256mb X1900 XT is better than the 512mb X1950 PRO
October 20, 2006 7:07:46 PM

Thanks for the straight answer
October 20, 2006 7:11:08 PM

yea because clicking a link is too difficult and time consuming
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