Well buying an open box has its problems...hope u are aware of it... Still if u want to go wit it , then get 2600XT...its the most powerful of the lot... Better to pay the extra $$ for the retail card...
Well yes its correct but he is on a budget and the hd3850 will cost $100 upwards...
If you can wait a couple weeks, Power color will have a HD4670 AGP out. It supposed to be cheaper then the 3850 and perform as good as a 3870. Power color has already manufactured the card, they're just waiting on ATI for the driver.
Thanks, I'll wait until the new 4000 series comes out. If it looks like a reasonable price I'll just get that, if not, I'll try and get a retail card. Thanks again!
Quickly, another thing is that I have a E8400 and everything to go with that but a motherboard, that's why I'm trying to keep this a budget PC so I can afford a better card for the faster computer.
Just curious, would these cards be able to play the Half-Life 2 family?
Apart from the 3450 the others will play Source games easily, providing the CPU is n`t feeble.
You need a very powerful CPU (from the AGP era) to run a 3850...i'm shocked they're wasting time on a 4670. Unless that CPU is dual core for those cards...it's just a waste.