Video Card Advice

NTJedi

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Motherboard: ASUS M2N-SLI DELUXE


Please give your opinion on which video card you would purchase from my list below. They are all pretty much the same in regards to specs, yet which of the manufacturers actually produce reliable, fast, long-lasting video cards??

Here are the video cards being considered:


ZOGIS Geforce 7600GS 512MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Core clock: 400MHz
D-SUB: 1
DirectX: DirectX 9
DVI: 1
Memory Clock: 533MHz
Memory Interface: 128-bit
OpenGL: OpenGL 2.0
PixelPipelines: 12
TV-Out: HDTV/S-Video Out

$132.99

BIOSTAR V7602GS51 Video CardsView Pic BIOSTAR V7602GS51 Geforce 7600GS 512MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Core clock: 400MHz
D-SUB: 1
DirectX: DirectX 9
DVI: 1
Memory Clock: 800MHz
Memory Interface: 128-bit
OpenGL: OpenGL 2.0
PixelPipelines: 12
TV-Out: HDTV Out

$134.99

ASUS EN7600GS SILENT/512M Video CardsView Pic ASUS EN7600GS SILENT/HTD/512M Geforce 7600GS 512MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Core clock: 400MHz
D-SUB: 1
DirectX: DirectX 9
DVI: 1
Memory Clock: 540MHz
Memory Interface: 128-bit
OpenGL: OpenGL 2.0
PixelPipelines: 12
TV-Out: HDTV Out

$138.99

Chaintech Inc. VGA512C-SE76GS Video CardsView Pic CHAINTECH VGA512C-SE76GS Geforce 7600GS 512MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Core clock: 400MHz
D-SUB: 1
DirectX: DirectX 9
DVI: 1
Memory Clock: 800MHz
Memory Interface: 128-bit
OpenGL: OpenGL 2.0
PixelPipelines: 12
TV-Out: HDTV/S-Video Out

$139.99
($119.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)


EVGA 512-P2-N548-TX Video CardsView Pic eVGA 512-P2-N548-TX Geforce 7600GS 512MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Core clock: 400MHz
D-SUB: 1
DirectX: DirectX 9
DVI: 1
Memory Clock: 800MHz
Memory Interface: 128-bit
OpenGL: OpenGL 2.0
PixelPipelines: 12
TV-Out: HDTV/S-Video Out

$149.99
($129.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)




From this list please let me know which video card you would choose.
No need to explain a super quick response is great too.

Thanks!
 
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if you're interested I have a 7600gt KO for sale. Basically brand new at about the same price you'd purchase that 7600gs.
 

NTJedi

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Yes I will probably be purchasing the Chaintech video card... I just wanted to check if anyone had bad experiences and/or good experiences with these manufacturers.
I would hate to purchase the Chaintech video card only to later discover it over heats very easily.


thanks for the offer mayakindaguy... I'll pass tho.
 

stealthy123

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they all pretty much use the same design mostly coolers and colors is the only difference now a days. I have had bad luck with chaintech mobo's and as a result I won't run chaintech in my box now. On that list you gave I would get the evga they are a solid company and seem to stand by there work.
 

Vaiks

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eVGA has the best support today (I beleive) and they have the step-up program where you can send them your eVGA board on exchange for a new one from a newer family.
 

NTJedi

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mayakindaguy said:
Why would someone buy a chaintech 7600gs over an evga 7600gt KO? :confused:

Well the main reason is I don't like buying used merchandise.
A second reason is your card is only 265MB compared with the 512MB.
(yes I realize yours performs better via benchmarks, but I want 512MB).

Thanks anyways and good luck !

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stealthy123 and Vaiks ... thanks for the information !!
Definitely leaning towards the EVGA :)

Probably buying within a week or less... I'm keeping my eyes out for a sale from all the online stores on these cards too. So far Newegg is doing the best, but this might change.
 

Maethor

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I would definatly pay a small extra premium for the eVGA because of the step of up program. The also make better all around cards than chaintech. Besides with the next gen of graphics cards just around the corner the Step up program looks really nice.
 

[teh]manwich

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anyone have this board with a 1900xtx? i just ordered that card to go with m2n-sli dlx and the card should b here in like 2 days. any known problems with that combo?
 
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