need a good card

jamminjeff

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I need a real good video card for my new rig p4 2.4b gigabyte 8pe667 ultra. from my research it looks like the Albatron geforce 4 ti4200 tubro 128mb would be an excellent card for the money. what do you guys think about this card? would i need extra fans in my case to keep this card cool.
 

cmdrdredd

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every card from now on has adequate cooling to work with.

I'd go for something with some more muscle for that P4. Ti4600 would be good or even a radeon 9700
 

Deeko

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You asked for a "real good" card.

Get a Radeon 9700 pro.

Yes, the Ti4200 is a good card for the money. But in the overall scheme, its not "real good" when compared with the best.
 

jamminjeff

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yes but doesnt that card cost alot more $ wouldnt the ti4200 be a good choice for that price range ? since i dont play games all day, but when i do i want good proformance.
 

Deeko

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Surely it does cost more. It's your call....Yes, the Ti4200 well be just fine and dandy now, however, down the road going with the Radeon could save you from premature upgrading.
 

jamminjeff

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that is a good point about upgrading later maybe i will go with the 9700 pro do you think the price will drop for the holidays. hmm are people having any problems with the 9700. or does it work good.
 

techfuzz

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I recommend buying an MSI GeForce4 Ti4200, slap a different fan on top of it and you can overclock the little guy to as fast as a Ti4600 or maybe more. This is of course based on the fact you mentioned a Ti4200 from your original post and it makes sense you were trying to stick to a price point based on the Ti4200 series of cards.

My 2 cents,
techfuzz
 

jamminjeff

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the TI4200 is more in my price range. the 9700 may be good for me as far as i would not probly need to upgrade for a long time. is the MSI better than the Albatron Geforce 4.
 

techfuzz

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Reports say the MSI is faster than the Albatron but only by a hair. I have heard that the MSI is a better overclocker than most out there. I have one ordered and waiting for it to be delivered.
 

jamminjeff

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I like faster, maybe i go with the MSI. and if the ti4200 is as fast as the ti4600 i will get the ti4200.o/c ed :cool:you mentioned getting a different fan which one ?
 

techfuzz

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The stock fan could provide enough cooling, but I decided to go with Thermaltake's GeForce4 video card chipset cooler.

techfuzz
 

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