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Looking to get a new GFX card


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First Post Mark as Spam Ash
Posts: 1020 - Registered: 2005-08-03 13:10:05

It's my b day soon and I want to get a new GFX card for a game thats coming out. What do you suggest on getting? I don't how much I will get yet.




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Reply #1 Mark as Spam johneva
Posts: 565 - Registered: 2005-10-29 08:16:53

Unfortunatly without a price rage and specs of your current system I carnt give you any adivce at all really.




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Reply #2 Mark as Spam Ash
Posts: 1020 - Registered: 2005-08-03 13:10:05

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/6485/gfxzz5.jpg
as for price i'd say around £70?




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Reply #3 Mark as Spam johneva
Posts: 565 - Registered: 2005-10-29 08:16:53

I ment specs of the rest of your rig so I know if your looking for and AGP/PCI-E card.

Assuming you have a PCI-E slot then for that kinda price your gonna be looking at the 7600 series the GS is £73 from Overclockers.co.uk

But if you can afford the extra £15 for the GT there are quite a lot better than the GS models, for your extra £15 your getting a good performance increase.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/7600_Series.html


If your not looking for a PCI-E card then the best AGP cards are quite expencive now as most enthusiasts have stopped using them the 7600GS factory OCed is £105
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/ ... Cards.html

Its only worth going for an ATI card if your gonna spend around £140 or more, as it is only the X1800, 1900, and 1950 that are any good compared to the Nvidia equivlant cards.




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Reply #4 Mark as Spam Ash
Posts: 1020 - Registered: 2005-08-03 13:10:05

rest of my specs
Someone I know ordered a card from amazon. Is that wise?




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Reply #5 Mark as Spam johneva
Posts: 565 - Registered: 2005-10-29 08:16:53

Its looking like your MOBO has the AGP slot but I am not 100% sure you will need to check before perchasing a graphics card, as AGP cards will only fit in the AGP slot and PCI-E cards will only fit PCI-E slots.

I am also not sure just how much better the AGP 7600GS AGP cards are like comarded to the integrated graphics you currently have, so am not sure how good value fpor money wise your gonna come away from doing this upgrade.

I dont know much about AGP cards as they are from before I started learning about computers and keeping upto date with hardware. But if nobody else hear can give you advise then try asking on http://forum.pcstats.com

Which is another forum I use and have learnt most of what I know about hardware from.

Hope that helps ya matey.




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Reply #6 Mark as Spam Ash
Posts: 1020 - Registered: 2005-08-03 13:10:05

My PC don't have intergrated graphics. I have a graphics card. But I will check that link out.




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Reply #7 Mark as Spam Smiththers2
Posts: 12 - Registered: 2008-01-29 11:09:23

in response to your question as to how well a 7600gs performs, i can tell you that i have one in my older rig and it does way more than the rest of the computer can. If you have an older computer with only AGP, then i would recommend the card i got which is the PNY 7600gs 512mb. you need atleast a 400w power supply to use it as its a 12v HOG. but my system is very old compared to todays standards and i love it. its one of the best agp cards that are still being made IMHO. hope this helps you!




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Reply #8 Mark as Spam nitiniti
Posts: 1 - Registered: 2008-01-23 12:15:26

2 Year old post ^^ lol :p




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Reply #9 Mark as Spam Smiththers2
Posts: 12 - Registered: 2008-01-29 11:09:23

my bad! first day on the block






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