I am going to buy a card within this upcoming week, it looks like the GEFORCE4 TI4200 isn't going to be coming out until sometime in late March/early April, so that's out of the picture. The GEFORCE3 TI500 is still almost $100 more than I'm willing to spend(200 or less) so it looks like it's going to be the RADEON 8500 OEM or either the GEFORCE3 TI200.
There is the RADEON 8500, which I would be getting the OEM version (25 clock) for about $180. Not many choices at that price. I don't think I can get any other extra feature or the 275 clock that the retail has for under $200, I might be able to get VIVO for $190 but it might be some kind of error because when I go to the websites, they have different prices.
On the flip side, I can get a 128 DDR version (which doesn't help THAT much, i've heard, but might in the future)of the GEFORCE3 TI200 for around $195 or a 64 DDR version for about $140. To get a Gainward TI450 Golden Sample, which I've heard overclocks well, it'll cost $160 or so. There are many different brand names available at around $140, including Apollo, Palit Daytona, AOpen, Inno3d, and MSI. Does anybody know how any of those do overclocked, and if it compares to how the Gainward Ti450 does? Also, which one of those brands would you recommend if I didn't overclock?
Thanks for your input.