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    ATI Radeon 3870 HD 512MB MAC
    Anyone know where i can find this video card for sale?

    Ive looked everywhere and still can not find one, I ended up purchasing the

    Visiontek radeon HD 3870 but that card does not work in the Mac Pro its a PC only card

    Maybe even something close to that price range $200 that's a 512 card PCI Express

    Thank You

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud View Post
    Anyone know where i can find this video card for sale?

    Ive looked everywhere and still can not find one...
    You're right...these cards are hard to find. These online websites may not be the most recognizable...but two options to consider:

    Radeon HD3870 512Mb PCIe

    ATI Radeon HD3870 512Mb PCIe 100-435928

    Also...I would not normally recommend "flashed" cards...but here's a person selling one on e-Bay:

    ATI Radeon HD 3870 Graphics Card For Mac Pro - eBay (item 260545080507 end time Feb-27-10 18:25:40 PST)

    HTH,

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    Have you ever ordered anything from either of those websites?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud View Post
    Have you ever ordered anything from either of those websites?
    No I haven't...but if you REALLY want this video card...there aren't many other choices.

    Order by credit card. If you have a problem, and the online store doesn't resolve it to your satisfaction, then contact your credit card company & dispute the transaction.

    If everything goes well with the purchase...then you're good to go!

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    What about something similar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud View Post
    What about something similar?
    You haven't really explained:

    - what your going to use the card for?
    - why you need it?
    - Will this be your primary video card, or a 2nd in the Mac Pro?
    - And what model Mac Pro you have. Not all "Mac Pro" video cards are compatible with all model Mac Pros.

    For example...here's a relatively inexpensive card:

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC...co=MTA4MzU2MzE

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    Its going to be a main card for a brand new Mac Pro, Going to use Final Cut 2 and thats about it

    Mac Pro 8-Core just bought it, It has the Geforce GT 120 512 I was looking for something a step up from that.Looking to spend up to $300

    really thank you for your time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud View Post
    Its going to be a main card for a brand new Mac Pro, Going to use Final Cut 2 and thats about it

    Mac Pro 8-Core just bought it, It has the Geforce GT 120 512 I was looking for something a step up from that.Looking to spend up to $300

    really thank you for your time...
    I think that the GeForce 8800 GT is supposed to be better than the GT 120...also check compatibility with new Mac Pro's.

    Of course the 4870 is also available...but is about $50 higher than your budget:

    ATI Radeon HD 4870 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Early 2009 or Early 2008) - Apple Store (U.S.)

    By the way...did you purchase & receive the Mac Pro yet? If not...why not try the GT 120 with Final Cut to see how things work before getting a different video card?

    Just a thought,

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    Ive got a Mac Pro 3.1 sitting around with no video card, I already have the NEW 8-core and i was going to take the GeForce 120 and put that in the Late 08 Mac Pro and get a new one for the Mac Pro 4.1 I really need to order something today I just do not know what to get and I do not want the wrong one again...

    I read that the geforce 8800 only works on older Intel's 1.1 that true?

    So is my only choice the:
    ATI Radeon HD 4870 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Early 2009 or Early 2008) - Apple Store (U.S.)

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