Well, although Futureshop is not a prime place to get computer parts, the best deal I could find was the R8500LE 128MB RETAIL for $249CAD. That's about $160USD. I mean it's not great, but it's the best I can hope for. The price definitely won't go down after the R8800 is released cause this is already down from the $329 about 2 weeks ago. I can't find a better price here.
Now my question is. Does all Made by ATi Radeon8500 128MB Retail cards come with the 3.3ns RAM I've heard so much about? This could really be a deciding factor. If it does have the 3.3ns RAM I'm hoping to get the RAM to ~300MHZ DDR.
One other thing, these are my system spces. Please feel frree to tell me if this would be worth it.
Yeah unfortunately I have a Dell. (Before I got into computer building and stuff) So I don't know if other PSUs are even able to fit inside the space allotted for it. I won't be overclocking the CPU just the video card.
As for the other point. From all the reviews I've searched up, do these cards all have 3.3ns RAM? That's really quite weird considering the R8500 only have 3.6ns RAM while some have the 3.3ns RAM.
What's the deal with lampshades, I mean it's a lamp, why would you want a shade? :smile: