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$100-200 AGPx8 Video Card?

By BlindObject
May 7, 2007
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  1. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 883

    Yeah, bringing your computer up to 1Gig should help also. If your rig uses 256 x 2 sticks make sure that is what you get so you can keep dual channel memory running. Also try and match the sticks if you can.

    For a power supply look at the FSP 450watt or the Antec 500watt. They are both very good brands.
     
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    if you're planning on gaming go with 1gb. 512mb is hardly enough - especially for XP.
     
  3. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 446


    I found this one to have a nice price and reviews...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148027


    I have two 256MB sticks...should I get two more or is it okay to buy two 512MB and have all four slots taken with 1536MB of RAM?

    |512|256|||512|256|
    1----2--------3---4

    EDIT: Of the same brand of course.
     
  4. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 841

  5. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    Actually, when this thread was started, the card was $200 on newegg. Not only that, newegg is not the only source for prices.
     
  6. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 446

  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Thread tidied and inappropriate quotes removed. ;)

    Regards Howard :)
     
  8. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 841

    Well you need to print and send in the form, two months latter (or so) you get a check. The shipping is not free. BTW Aptiva/Aspire or not very good PSUs. Ultra has made some bad ones too but I believe this one is alright.
     
  9. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 446

    Two whole months? Damn. it's worth a try....is it guaranteed?
     
  10. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 841

    It a fairly sure thing but you must follow all of the directions in the rebate form or the will reject it.
     
  11. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 446

    if they're not hard...then it shouldn't be too difficult.
     
     
  12. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 841

    Watch your quotes--the mods are cracking down on them. They don't like quoting the last post for some reason.

    This rebate seems easy, some are not.
     
  13. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 454

    Wow, that's a good deal on the Ultra PSU. I am in fact running Ultra X-Finity 500Watt model on my machine, and it has been working superbly. There are plenty of positive reviews for the X-Finity on Google. It's true that some Ultra PSU's are crap (Ultra V-Series, X-Connect), but there are some that are okay, like the X-Finity and X-2.

    It's a great deal getting the PSU for free, but two months is an awful long rebate...don't mind the wait?


    BlindObject, that PSU you linked to would not be a good choice. Aspire/Apevia is on the infamous list of bad PSU brands (just Google "bad PSU brands" or something similar).

    You'll be better off with an Antec, Enermax, Thermaltake, Seasonic, or FSP brand PSU. They are the actual reliable ones (for more, just Google "good PSU brands" or something similar).
     
  14. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 446

    Well, I don't think I can wait two whole months...so I need something cheap. Around 40-50? 500W?
     
  15. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 841

  16. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 446

    That looks sweet. I'll probably go with that one.
     
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