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chimdogger
02-02-04, 08:13 AM
I am building a system for a family member and need your opinion on a video card.

Gigabyte or Sapphire.

I am looking at the 9600xt model. I would normally get ATI but they seem to be sold out at the moment. Gigabyte and Sapphire are available and seem to get good reviews.

Any comments are appreciated.

Thx:)

YeOldeStonecat
02-02-04, 08:46 AM
I'd go for whatever software bundle you like better, factored in with price. Both great quality (Sapphire actually makes most of the video cards for ATI that are sold retail by ATI in the US market...they're ATI's biggest partner, make most of the cards that are sold under other brands also)

chimdogger
02-02-04, 03:21 PM
Sapphire it is. Ordered.

Asus P4P800
Pentium 2.4C retail
Antec Soho Performance Case
Sapphire 9600XT 128meg
2 sticks 256meg crucial pc3200
Sony Floppy drive
Linksys BEFSX41 Router/Firewall
Western Digital 160 gig 8meg cache
A couple extra Antec fans to keep this beast cool...

opmharley
02-02-04, 03:51 PM
dam you had to order before i got to say. My friend has a saphire 9200 which just died after having for about 6 months. I never liked saphire personally i would choose Powercolor or asus. Were you getting this at your local realtor or newegg?

TrevGlas
02-02-04, 05:19 PM
Originally posted by opmharley
dam you had to order before i got to say. My friend has a saphire 9200 which just died after having for about 6 months. I never liked saphire personally i would choose Powercolor or asus. Were you getting this at your local realtor or newegg?


Don't like sapphire ?? If your friends card died he was probably overclocking it way too high. I've heard nothing but good things.


they're ATI's biggest partner, make most of the cards that are sold under other brands also)

kieofwoo
02-02-04, 07:34 PM
sapphire rocks for me :)

TrevGlas
02-02-04, 07:39 PM
Same here :P

Mytflyguy
02-03-04, 08:45 PM
How much is the 9600 XT running now ???



Newegg has the Saphire 9800 Pro for $225


I'mso sick of this TNT2 since I fried my Ti4200 ... I'm really REEHHHEALLY hoping to have the cash for the 9800 next payday in two weeks.

TrevGlas
02-03-04, 09:09 PM
The 9600 XT's are running like 200 bucks. You can probably find it about 10-20 bucks cheaper if you look around.