Graphics Card...any good??

  IanR_ 16:11 13 May 04
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is the above a good purchase??

  Totally-braindead 16:42 13 May 04

Yes its a cracker the 9800 pro is one of the best cards about and for the money you are getting a brand name card. Looks like a good deal. However I was one of the "lucky" ones who got an unbranded 9800 Pro from Overclockers about 6 weeks ago, regardless of what I did I just couldn't get it to run, and believe me when I say I know all about installing new hardware so it wasn't just me not knowing what I was doing. I even spent another £30 on a new power supply thinking it might be that, but it wasn't made no difference whatsoever. After a week of tearing my hair out I was forced to conclude the card was actually faulty and Overclockers refunded the money. Bought a MSI GeForce5900XT and it runs brilliantly not even a glitch and it was about the same money. So you take your chances, however if I was looking for a new card now, I would seriously consider this one as its a brand name card and of all the components I've bought over the years most of my trouble has been caused by buying cheap unbranded bits.

  gudgulf 16:45 13 May 04

YES

  byfordr 16:47 13 May 04

Superb card! £133 click here £140 for one by Sapphire click here 9800pro inc vat (not heard of company click here

  ThePharcyde007 16:50 13 May 04

Only thing I would recommend would also to buy a Artic Cooler to go with that, you can then clock the gfx gpu and mem to XT speeds ;-) otherwise fine. I have been playing Farcry and ave 50fps with a 9800 pro clocked to xt

  IanR_ 17:03 13 May 04

sounds like i will have to get my wallet out then...thanx for the replies,i suppose at that price i cant refuse.

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