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best graphics card for £170

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by s4ch117, 5 Jun 2006.

  1. s4ch117

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    as title whats the best graphics card for around £170ish

    thanks
     
  2. nbkpsycho

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    agp or pci-e ??

    If pci-e i would go for the X1800XT or the 7900GT
     
  3. s4ch117

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    agp prefered
     
  4. nbkpsycho

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    i think it would be best to move to pci-e as you could get a X1800 and a new motherboard (if needed)

    What games do you play ?

    What current graphics card and cpu do you have ??
     
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  5. hp7909

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    THIS, but I'd aim for a 7800GS. It would really help if you provided rest of your specs, especially PSU, to tell you if it will work/really worth-it/etc :D
     
  6. s4ch117

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    pc isnt exactly great. running a 2500+ AMd processor got an antic true blue power supply and a Leadtek K7NCR18D Pro II Deluxe Limited motherboard currently got a radeon 9500. dont really play any games on pc.
     
  7. Energize

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    Then why are you upgrading :confused:
     
  8. Vogon

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    Then assuming you are changing cos the 9500 is dead/dying, just buy something for £20-30.
    If you are not gaming on the PC, theres no point paying for a gaming card ;)
     
  9. hp7909

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    If not gaming, then you can put your £170 to bringing you up to date (A64), e.g.:
    • Asrock 939Dual-SATA2 (Socket 939 & Upgradable to AM2) AGP & PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-002-AK) £36.95
    • AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3000BPBOX) (CP-117-AM) £59.95
    • OcUK Value 512MB (2x256MB) PC3200 184pin DDR Memory Dual Channel Kit (MY-005-OK) £21.95
    • Subtotal £118.85
    • Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £8.25
    • VAT £22.25
    • Total £149.35
    Keep the 9500 until when you can afford a AGP/PCI-E card (mobo can accomdate both) that can really appreciate the above setup :D

    hp7909 :cool: