View Full Version : CompUSA TNT2 board for $49.99 any good????
05-28-2000, 11:07 AM
Thanks crunch for the earlier compUSA post.
The TNT2 video board for $49.99 after rebate seems like a good deal, but how is the I/O Magic brand? Is it just generic garbage?
Should I be there at 11:00 am and get one or forget about it and wait for another deal?
05-28-2000, 11:23 AM
unfortunaately I thionk it really will suck. I got two I/O products, and one worked ok, but the other just plain SUCKED! I had to put in the slower version to get better performance. If you don't have a good card, then it's good, but if you alreaady have a 16 MB or above card I'd say it's not worth it.
05-28-2000, 06:18 PM
I bought the $10 cd-rom at CircuitCity and am very happy with it. It seems to better quality than the lowest quality oem distributed hardware, but not nearly as good as buying a known quality item. I would buy from I/O Magic again if the rebates were good enough and you weren't depending on having the bomb system.
05-29-2000, 01:22 AM
I made an impulse buy on this board at the ole comp usa. You know, for $49.00 its not a bad board. My stb tnt1 is faster w/only 16M of ram (its not quantity, its QUALITY!!!)but, I was looking them up, and the name brand tnt1s if you can find them is around $70, so still, $49 its a pretty good card for the money. Its not nearly as fast as a regular tnt2, but its half the price. Mine worked good out of the box, no problems there and the drivers are updated regularly. If you want a faster card they're DEFINATELY out there, but for the money, it is hard to beat.
05-29-2000, 03:40 AM
That card is slow as a donkey ass. I have a different card which is a tnt2 m64 32megs too, and it is freaken slow. The speed is about a third of a tnt2 ultra. If your looking for a cheap and fast card, go get a voodoo 2000 instead.
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