Can get VisionTek HD3650 for $71 brand new, good deal?

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  1. rkf76

    rkf76 New Member

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    I found this card at my local Staples priced down to $71.99

    I didn't snatch it up because I wasn't sure if that was a good deal.

    I currently have a MSI X800 and it's been good to me but wouldn't mind an upgrade especially if it's to be had for a good price. I see this card has a TV tuner, HDMI, and what seems to be onboard DVD encoding.

    So how does this card compare to my existing card and is this a good deal?

    Current card is the MSI X800
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    If your video card budget is $70 look at some of the other 4650s on Newegg, there are some slightly more expensive cards with faster memory than the one lowfat linked to...that one had DDR2, there are several with GDDR3.
     
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    I didn't get the card, the price listed was for the regular 3650 and they wanted $90 for the AIW so I passed.

    Now that i'm back to square 1, I'd say $100 is the max I'd want to spend on a video card that:

    has ddr3 memory, at least 512mb, pcie x16,gpu dvd encoding

    the remaining features are negotiable

    I only use my rig for watching dvd's, surfing the net, ripping/burning dvd's and cd's and misc. regular home computing tasks. The only game I play is Tiger Wood's Golf, besides that I have no interest in playing games on my machine.

    Any suggestions on what card I should get that would be a marked improvement over my MSI X800 and give me the features I want/need?
     
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    that would be the HD4830 or the 9800GT
     
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    I've looked around and have settled on an MSI R4830 HD OC

    Thanks for the help guys
     

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