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September 26, 2004 1:47:55 AM

I'm looking to affordably upgrade from my Nvidia GeForce 2 GTS/ GeForce 2 Pro 32MB on my three year old 1.4 P4 512 MB Dell 8100, such that I can play City of Heroes in better glory (my current video card is the minimum requirement!). Looking over the guides here, the GeForce FX 5700 U offers some good, if not excellent, performance. Looking on Price Watch, I found a company called BuyXtremeGear.com that's offering a Gainward version of this board for about $113 including shipping. Sounds great and right about my budget, but I know exactly jack about Gainward or BuyXtremeGear. Anyone deal with either, or know anyone who has? All comments are appreciated!

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September 26, 2004 1:56:36 AM

BuyExtremeGear is all right. Not my fav, but ok.
Gianward is ok also.
NewEgg is much better, and prices are usually comparable.


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September 26, 2004 2:59:00 AM

dont get any of the free screws or anything like that they'll charge you double for shipping

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Asus P4c800-E 3.2e @3.8ghz
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September 26, 2004 3:13:45 AM

Do you have a link for that card? Seems too cheap for an Ultra. Gainward is a good brand, but their naming scheme has a history of being confusing. It might have Ultra in the name but not be an Ultra chipset. I'd make sure it is a 5700U and not a plain 5700 (NU) or even worse a 5700LE.

Typically, I'd say a Radeon 9600XT would be a better bet and priced the same or lower than the FX5700U, but $113 for a 5700U is not bad at all. Actually it's very good and almost too good to believe. Use caution and if it is a real 5700 Ultra, great find!

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