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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by kurtoski06, 31 Jul 2006.

  1. kurtoski06


    Joined: 25 Dec 2005

    Posts: 166

    Location: Notts, Uk in a house

    Im buying a new graphics card for about £165 and its got to be 256mb or above and i dont know what make or models is best out of NVIDA or ATI?? :confused:
  2. Macca

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Sep 2004

    Posts: 2,019

    Location: Wanaka

    All's goes down to preference alot of the time, but i'm sure someone who knows more than me will tell you which will be better for you're money.
  3. Quixote

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 May 2006

    Posts: 1,242

    The specific model is more important than the manufacturer. The consensus seems to be that in that price range, the Ati X1800XT is the only card to consider. Only Nvidia's 7900gt will compete if you can find one that cheap.
  4. Zefan


    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,982

    Location: Tosche Station

    Never ask this question, really bad things happen :(

    At the moment the best deal is a x1800xt.
  5. BillytheImpaler

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 8,741

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    I wouldn't get one even it it was in that price range. 7900s have some serious reliability issues.
  6. Duke

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Jun 2003

    Posts: 33,777

    Location: Wiltshire

    Especially until Thursday as it's only £152 :D
  7. PinkFloyd


    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 14,320

    Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol

    X1800XT, end of thread

    and knowing what these threads usually end up like, IBTL. You heard it here first :)
  8. FreeStream


    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,376

  9. Darkwave


    Joined: 25 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,780

    Connect3D X1800XT 256MB on this week only, it suits your budget perfectly and nothing can touch it for the price.

    And let me be the first to say: CAN OPEN, WORMS EVERYWHERE! :eek:
  10. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 30,026

    Location: In a house

    Have to agree at that price the x1800 XT can't be beat, stonking card, stonking price. :)
  11. kurtoski06


    Joined: 25 Dec 2005

    Posts: 166

    Location: Notts, Uk in a house

    Thanks for the advice.
  12. HicRic


    Joined: 13 May 2006

    Posts: 287

    Location: england

    I'm amazed there's not been any need to post large pictures of trainwrecks etc. in this thread yet. ;) Seems the united advice for that price is the x1800xt! It's a quality card, loads of speed.

    Now run, before we need to get out the flame-proof suits! :eek:
  13. Cyber-Mav


    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

    Posts: 15,695

    Location: Midlands

    x1800xt is your best option.
  14. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 36,418

    x1800xt and a vf900 cooler
  15. Mrchu_


    Joined: 26 May 2005

    Posts: 505

    Location: whoooping out a window

    x1800xt ... brilliant fun, good clocker
  16. kurtoski06


    Joined: 25 Dec 2005

    Posts: 166

    Location: Notts, Uk in a house

    I think im going to get ATI Radeon X1800 GTO TURBO ICEQ3 SILENT 256MB form OCUK but im kinda a real big Motherboard noob so im not sure if mine will cope my computer is an Emachines T2240 with Intel CeleronD and 512MB RAM thats why im upgrading it eventully im going to have 1024MB RAM Minimum 2x 17" TFT Monitors With a minimum 256MB ATI Radeon X1800 and a new coolermaster case thats when i get my money so i think i might need to buy a new motherboard. I need help upgradin!
  17. LukeManUK


    Joined: 6 Dec 2004

    Posts: 887

    Location: Leamington Spa

    Do not get a X800 GTO, I had one after having a 6600GT the difference wasn't worth upgrading.

    Get a X1800XT while you can for the insanely cheap price!
  18. kurtoski06


    Joined: 25 Dec 2005

    Posts: 166

    Location: Notts, Uk in a house

    Yea okay ive just read in detail the specification of it and in all it does appear better then the GTO but im not sure about my whole CPU and stuff will cope with i need help.lol

    Last edited: 1 Aug 2006
  19. sargatanas


    Joined: 29 Feb 2004

    Posts: 1,922

    Location: fife, Scotland

    He said an X1800 GTO, not an X800 GTO. The X1800GTO is a massive jump from a 6600GT.
  20. Raikiri


    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,797

    Location: Brighton

    Emachines T2240 you say?

    Socket 478, AGP and the PSU would not handle it.

    Build a new computer...seriously. Will be easier than upgrading in the long run.

    CP-162-AM AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.80GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail (CP-162-AM)
    £52.95 £52.95
    MB-149-AS Asus M2NPV-MX (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-149-AS)
    £46.95 £46.95
    MY-030-GL GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC5300 667MHz Value DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX21GB5300DC) (MY-030-GL)
    £51.95 £51.95
    CA-012-AK Akasa Ultra Quiet 400W Paxpower Active PFC ATX2.0 PSU - Black Nickel (CA-012-AK)
    £33.95 £33.95
    CA-027-AN Antec SLK3000B Midi Tower Case - No PSU (CA-027-AN)
    £29.95 £29.95
    GX-026-BG BFG 3DFuzion GeForce 7600 GS 256MB DDR2 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-026-BG)
    £62.95 £62.95
    Subtotal £278.70
    VAT £48.78
    Total £327.48

    Use the HD/DVD from your current computer. Could even reuse the case as I think they use standard sized Matx motherboards.