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I'm ready to buy a new video card, and am wondering if anyone can recommend a good brand. I just missed a great deal on a PNY Ti4200. Are there any others that offer a lifetime guarantee? ASUS has a similar one, are they any good? Thank you.Todd

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Hi,I highly recommend the ATI 9700 Pro. Just got one and this card performs great without any problems as of yet. High graphics settings, Anti-Aliasing and 1280x1024x32 resolution without a frame rate hit. Don't know about the guarantee, but I'm sure it has a decent warranty that you're not likely to need to use! Best Buy has this card available now at $299.-Damian[table border=0" cellspacing="30" cellpadding="0][tr][td align = "left"]Damian ClarkHiFi Simulation SoftwareDeveloper of ActiveSkyThe next-generation weather environment simulation for FS2002!http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky[/td][td]http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/images/wxrebeta.jpg][/td][/tr][/table://http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/ima...][/tr][/table

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Thanks for the feedback Damian. Want to try to stay in the $120 range. Any other ideas?Thanks,Todd

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I would say take your 120 bucks, save up an extra week or two to save 50 more bones and get yourself a 9500pro. This card is better performance wise than the Ti4600, and is at or below the same price. I saw brand new retail versions of the 9500pro on ebay for about 170.00. I have a Ti4200, and I am getting rid of it the first opportunity I get. My plan is to wait until the 9800pro is out and get my hands on a 9700pro for 200 bucks or less. That is the plan anyways.....Craig

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For the budget range your looking at stick w the advice of saving for another week or 2 and doing it right. ATI 9500. If you want to take a bigger step the 9600 is rumored to be priced at $170. For that price it can't be beat. The only thing I will tell you is don't hold your breath waiting for a 9700 to be sold for less than 200 in the near future.Bobby

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The 9800 Pro 128mb version is already out. I've heard Bestbuy has it on the shelf. Alienware has been advertising it available for a week now. I agree with the "don't hold your breath" statement above. The 9700 Pro is at $299 right now and I don't expect it to come down anytime soon. Nothing to compete with it would be one reason.

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Hi Todd, You wouldn't be interested in a slightly used Radeon 9500PRO would you? I have only had it a couple of months. It is a great card. The only reason I may sell it is just to jump up to the 9700PRO. I will make you a pretty good deal.Here is a link to some screens that I posted with this card.http://www.flightsimnetwork.com/dcforum/DC...mID8/21685.html Let me know if you are interested?RonI am sure you remember me. I am from the Spokane area.

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Hey Ron, I would be interested. I'll be in touch.Thanks for all the feedback guys :-)Todd

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Hi Todd, This card is in brand new condition. How do you think $135.00 sounds. Ron

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Todd, you are absolutely whacked out of your mind, in my opinion, if you dont ###### this deal up. I would kill to get an offer like this. Wow..... and I tip my hat to Ron for not expecting to make a killing off of it. Dont see that too often anymore.Craig

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