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Is a "MSI Geforce 4 TI 4800 SE" Video Card Any Good?


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superstar

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I currently have this system:

Pentium 3 (800MHZ)
512MB RAM
90GB


A friend of mine is offering me a 2-3 year old "MSI Geforce 4 TI 4800 SE" video card for only $50 (U.S). I need to know if this card is gonna be worth buying. He says it's worth twice as much what he's asking for, and that it's twice as better than any $50 video card in stores right now.

1. I need to know if the price he's asking for is reasonable, and if the video card is any good. I'm not looking at spending more than $60 bucks for a vid card in the first place.

2. I also need to know if this would run well on my system. I want to play 3d games viewing nice graphics. Flight sims, 3d first shooters, and just basically not look at bad pixels on the screen. I want to see it clear as day with beautiful graphics. I'm getting a widescreen lcd flat screen monitor in the future and I want it to still be stunning on that. Plus I'm upgrading my mobo, ram, and processor to a p4 one in the future so I want the card to still be useful when I upgrade.

3. If you have any links where I can see info or pics of this card let me know because I can't find any, and I still have'nt seen it.

Edited by superstar, 06 May 2006 - 09:48 AM.

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Lol, no your firend is taking you for a ride, $100 for that in his dreams even $50 is to much its a very old card. You could get a 6200 or a 5500 for that money.

If you are upgrading though you want to wait and get everything at the same time that way you wont end up having to settle for AGP motherboards if you get a pci-e board and card at the same time thats the best.

But with that budget i think your expectations are to high unless you are thinking older games, on a $50 card no game is going to look fantastic at least not any new ones.
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Ill sell you a 128mb Geforce FX 5900xt for $100, it is worth it becuase the memory is 256bit at 700mhtz and core clock in 400mhtz. its AGP 8x plays battlefield 2 well and is comparable to some of the new cards today! please i need money
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The best is a ATi Radeon 9600Pro/XT
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