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Old 09-11-2005, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. I need to buy a new graphics card for my computer to better accomodate (keyword is better accomodate, I know I won't get the best performance possible ) upcoming titles like Age of Empires 3 and Oblivion. I was looking at two different graphics cards on NewEgg:

Sapphire 9600PRO (new)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102409

Sapphire 98000 (refurb/OEM)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814102369R

I am wondering which one I should get, and also if buying a refurbished card from NewEgg is a good idea or not. I don't have much to spend so that's why I'm looking at these cheaper cards.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

-J
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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go with the 9800.

See benchmarks here
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Woah, huge difference. Thanks a bunch!

That's all I needed to know.
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The 6600gt is refurbed for $122 ...if you were wanting something a bit more powerful. Only $30 difference.
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Refurbs are warranted for 15 days, so if it doesn't work when you get it you can ship it back.
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Old 09-11-2005, 10:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just sold a retail 9800pro 128mb for $65 shipped
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