[mythtv-users] Price of FX 5200 cards
nate.strickland at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 18:32:40 UTC 2004
I'd recommend against a cheap albatron one. I've had two out of three
work, but one has given me nothing but headaches.
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 13:08:22 -0500, Lane Schwartz <dowobeha at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 11:03:46 -0600, clemens at dwf.com <clemens at dwf.com> wrote:
> > You guys have helped me with several previous questions, perhaps you
> > can shed some light on this one.
> > The Nvidia Fx5200 chip set has been recommended by several of you
> > on this list. OK, Ive been looking at prices, and am as confused as
> > ever.
> > Perhaps the the best example of my confusion (Ive seen better prices)
> > comes from the web page of a local computer shop. They advertise
> > 3 diferent FX5200 cards, viz
> > MSI: Geforcefx 5200, 128MB DDR, 8x/4x/2x AGP, TV-out, DVI $85
> > PINE: XFX Geforcefx 5200, 256MB DDR, 8x/4x/2x AGP, TV-out, DVI $115
> > PNY: Verto Geforcefx 5200 Ultra, 128MB DDR, 8x/4x/2x AGP, TV-out, DVI $170
> > Now the 2nd one has twice the memory as the 1st (is this of any use with
> > MythTV?) so I can see it costing a bit more, but what about the 3rd which
> > costs twice the first??? What could it have that would cause it to cost
> > twice the price of the first card (other than the fact that I have heard
> > of PNY?).
> Umm, I'm planning to go with this one from newegg.com for $51:
> nVIDIA GeForce FX5200 Video Card, 128MB DDR, 64-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP
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