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Video Card under $100 (which do you think?)

By ArchVile
Jul 22, 2004
  1. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119

    neither

    the 9600 xt or the 9800 se or 9600 pro 256, all better choices for the same price.
     
  2. ArchVile

    ArchVile TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    im trying to keep my budget under 100 dollars and am trying to get teh best performance. all those cards you mentioned are over 100 on newegg and pricewatch.
     
  3. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119

    well

    i saw your budget, check again, they are all within a few bucks of each other.
     
  4. ArchVile

    ArchVile TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    dude i just checked pricewatch again. i cant find anything under 100. gimme a link.
     
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

  6. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119

  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    While I've never been one to shy away from refurbs, my last refurbished video card from Newegg came with a broken capacitor.

    I had to resolder it back on before the card would work properly again.

    I'm sure I could have always returned it too, but I ended up selling it for more money than I paid for it anyway. :)
     
  8. ArchVile

    ArchVile TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    i really dont know if i should be getting a refurb. i really dont trust them, but i suppose i can give it a try. now does refurb actually mean its defective, because someone sent it back to the place they bought it cause it was dewfective? im just trying to make sure that i dont buy a faulty product.
     
  9. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119

    someone wanted something....more. and, returned it. it's guaranteed, so, it's up to you.
     
  10. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    The word "refurbished" means repaired, basically.

    How they went about repairing it.. Who knows?

    Maybe they replaced the whole thing. Maybe they just fixed a couple of spots here and there. Maybe the customer returned it for repairs, but it didn't need any... But either way, it is supposed to be tested and working.

    There is typically a reduced warranty invovled, but the savings are significant enough sometimes to off set this.
     
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