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X1950 XT 512MB for ~$150: Yea or nay?

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I'm buying a second hand GeCube X1950 XT 512MB tomorrow for 2/3 the price of a brand new HD3870. I'd get the HD3850 but I can't really afford much right now... maybe in half a year when I graduate

Good deal or not? I gonna try overclocking it, even if it is just a GeCube.
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No, from what i've seen you can get a used 2900 Pro or 3850 for close to that price, or even a new 3850 256mb for that price.

Not to mention Microcenter had a PNY (or MSI) 9600GT 512mb for $150 a week or so back.

However, you are in the Philippines, which kind of changes things. This is all in America btw.
    
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Yeah, the prices are way off over here due to low supply. That's the reason why the 3870 costs almost exactly as much as the 8800GT here. The 9600GT won't show up for at least a few more weeks and I can expect the prices to be $50-$100 higher than it should be when they arrive.

Then again, when I sell my X1650 XT, it would be like paying only $75 more for the X1950 XT.
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Most benchmarks I've seen show the venerable X1950XT competing rather admirably with a lot of newer cards on the market. Given your situation, it's not a bad choice. I would personally hold off and try to get something a little better, but that's easy to say while I already have an X1900XT.
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post #5 of 15
nay , i got an x1950xtx for 120 +shipping
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nay , i got an x1950xtx for 120 +shipping
In the Philippines?
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post #7 of 15
id say just go for it
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nay
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post #9 of 15
Grab it. Great card, plus you can fold with it.
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post #10 of 15
I saw an 8800GTS 640mb card go for $130.00 shipped, so nay.
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