GeForce4 64MB Ti4200 on ebuyer for £58.70? Fake?

  jediknight007 01:21 16 Feb 03
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Hi, I was planning to get a GeForce 4 MX440 or GeForce 3 sometime since I wanted to install my current GeForce 2 MX 32MB into my AMD K6-2 500MHz, 128MB SDRAM and then install a new one into my AMD Duron 1.3GHz, 256MB SDRAM. I didn't want to spend much on a GeForce4 Ti but then I saw this card from Leadtek for a stupendous low price of £58.70 when I logged into ebuyer! Surely there must be a catch or something? It's priced the same as most of the GeForce4 MX440s I have seen on ebuyer and surely I should go with this card instead?

  AndySD 01:29 16 Feb 03

Its the oem version so no bells and whistles.... but a supberb buy none the less.

  jediknight007 01:42 16 Feb 03

So I would be totally stupid to get the GF4 MX440 or GF3 over this card? I don't mind it being the OEM version since I can just download the latest detonator drivers from nvidia and as long as there is suitable packaging. OK, I'm going to place my order now!

  AndySD 01:55 16 Feb 03

I'm using the GeForce4 Ti4200 from PNY and its a great card.

  « Ravin » 08:02 16 Feb 03

i saw that too! very tempting. let us know how it goes :D

  rickf 14:34 16 Feb 03

Yeah, plaese let us know how it goes. I am thinking of buying one for my son who is into games. At present he is using a Geforce 4 440MX 128mb. Eould the Ti4200 with64mb be much better? Any suggestions appreciated.

  rickf 14:35 16 Feb 03

Typo, should read would ot Eould.

  two00lbwaster 15:00 16 Feb 03

depending on his cpu mother board setup as long as its quite a recent machine see link
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then he should see great results upgrading to that maching if not and he has an older machine then he might not see any difference see link again
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  jediknight007 17:30 16 Feb 03

Well, I already indicated in my original post that currently have an AMD Duron 1.3Ghz with 256MB PC133 SDRAM but I can easily upgrade that to an AMD XP 2000+ with 512MB PC2100 DDRRAM later. I know that the GeForce4 MX would suit better but I would be wasting a great chance to get a GeForce4 Ti4200 while it is priced cheaper than most GeForce4 MXs.

  rickf 18:11 16 Feb 03

Thanks two00bwaster. Good info.

  jediknight007 20:04 16 Feb 03

OK, I have just gone back on Ebuyer and when I click on the product, it says 'Sorry, this product is currently unavailable / discontinued.'. Should I be worried since I once heard stories about products being wrongly priced on websites and customers were told to either pay the real price or forget it? It could be a possibility since I didn't think the GeForce4 Ti4200 would be priced so low! Not even anywhere cheaper than £100. If they did make a mistake on the website, would I still be able to claim it for the price mentioned on the site?

However, it does say 'ordered on request (89 days)' as well so I could be worrying about nothing since there were about 125 in stock last night at 3am and I amnot surprised that it was bought up so quickly once the news got around! Good thing I got mine last night! So then, what does everyone think? Is it a mistake with the pricing or is it really just out of stock and in huge demand?

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