Ok need some help ASAP. In about 2 hours I will be purchasing a new video card. Now the only site I will buy from is NewEgg and ontop of that I need a cheap decent card. I was looking at the Ti4200 lineup with the 8xAGP. My last card was an Asus Geforce4 Ti4200 8xAGP that didn't really overclock to well and is now burnt out.
If someone can recommend a good Geforce4 Ti4200 8xAGP card that overclocks and all that for under $150 I would appreciate it. Also 128MB ram is a requirement.
I am also available to other suggestions such as a Geforce4 Ti4400 or something. I will not go with ATi cards though.
I would say Leadtek, ASUS, ABIT, or just about any EXCEPT Gainward. Gainward has had major problems, look at the 150 or so reviews at Newegg for each Gainward. I like Leadtek with some kind of memory heatsinks.
PS: I would like to add Albatron, as they are gaining respect in OCer's circles. They seem to use good memory, at least for initial releases, in other words, so far.
"We killed OUR Hitler" - attributed to Paul McCartney (If so, then well done, sir)<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Take_Out on 06/17/03 04:55 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
I'm not going to be so abusive as Will (it's not that bad-- now is he <i> really </i> a Nazi?) but I agree with him. You shouldn't limit yourself to JUST nVidia. How about $160 for a 9500 Pro, which would eat a 4200 alive.
Tit for tat, butter for fat, ATi's dog kicks nVidia's cat
Chaintek makes pretty good economy cards, but donno bout no clocking wit dem.
Jaton used to be the very cheapest cards, but are now better I hear, but again wouldn't count on quality memory.
I am running a MSI card in my other sheen, but haven't oced it yet and probably won't. Of the three, the MSI is up there with LEADTEK AND ABIT AND ASUS, in my book. Like I said, the only one to watch out for is the Gainwards. The rest pretty much give you your money's worth. If you can research the memory types and brands on the cards, ask some of the techie dudes here and they can tell you if the card has a chance of overclocking.
Have you read up on the problems some of the boards had with the output filters? that is good reading. I am pretty sure it is in the Tom's archives under Graphic cards.
I diverge, tho. THE MSI IS THE ONE TO GET OF THE THREE.
PS: I lied, that article isn't in Graphics Cards or Audio Video columns, so maybe I dreamt it.
PS: PS: I have added Albatron to the list of boards that I like to consider higher quality and possibly candidates for OCing.
"We killed OUR Hitler" - attributed to Paul McCartney (If so, then well done, sir)<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Take_Out on 06/17/03 04:58 PM.</EM></FONT></P>