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Nightmare
2003-03-02, 12:06 AM
Ok, so I'm planning to get a GeForce 4 Ti4200 w/ 128MB, thing is, there are probably 5 or more kinds of Ti4200's out there. Is there any significant differences between the models that I should be aware of? Is there a version that stands out among the rest? I hope I don't sound a bit excessive, I just want the best deal.

powdahound
2003-03-02, 12:11 AM
Yes there are differences between them, but nothing major. Some will overclock better than others will if you're looking for that... I'd suggest a ti4400, it really isn't that much more and then you can OC it to ti4600 speeds. :)

On brand names, I usually go with Gainward. :)

SpaceDrake
2003-03-02, 02:20 AM
BFG cards are selling for a dime and a quick shank over at Best Buy these days. This is the group that spawned from the wreckage of VisionTek, however, so beware the fans.

If you really want a good GF4 Ti4200:

http://firingsquad.gamers.com/hardware/v9280s/default.asp

It comes clocked at Ti4400 speeds for the core and 4600 speeds for the memory (with room to go HIGHER) and can be found on PriceWatch for $150. Go for it.

(Though frankly an Radeon 9500 PRO is a better choice at this point. Just IMHO.)

Nightmare
2003-03-02, 01:02 PM
Well, now I am looking at 9500 Pros again, and using the same site you reccomended Drake, I found this intresting Sapphire Atlantis 9500 Pro. Problem is, to overclock it, I need to alter the BIOS which results in voiding the warranty. Is it safe to OC it, or is it too risky and I should just leave it as it is?

Navaron
2003-03-02, 03:18 PM
I'd say to leave it. That is a good card. I wouldn't mess with it, unless you have a performance problem - which I don't think you would.

SpaceDrake
2003-03-02, 03:24 PM
Ah yes, the Sapphire Atlantis series. Those are quite good, and frankly don't NEED overclocking - they're R300 chipsets, foo. That 9500 PRO will keep up with any Ti 4600 and then some. That and they cost $150. You can't go wrong.

And yes, FiringSquad is a good site. Their hardware reviews are in my experience spot-on, as are their game reviews.

Zatrais
2003-03-02, 04:01 PM
Sapphire, the best radeon makers imo... i got a sapphire r9700 pro and loving it.

Nightmare
2003-03-02, 04:42 PM
Hey Zatrais, where'd you get your sapphire? I've looked at a bunch of sites, and none of them have the one I'm looking for. :(

NfMa
2003-03-02, 04:47 PM
You could get a Radeon 9500 regular, and get the softmods to turn it into a 9500 Pro or 9700. Unfortunately, I haven't gotten my card yet so I can't tell you my own story. As for Sapphire, :thumbsup:

Try Newegg.com or googlegear.com

Zatrais
2003-03-02, 04:49 PM
Well i order all my stuff from norwegian sites since well i'm norwegian..

the site i ordered from was www.quad.no tho (incase you're norwegian or living in scandinavia or something)

Edit: http://www.sapphiretech.com/wheretobuy/retail.asp enjoy