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Buliding a system - need a graphics card

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by DrSteve, 3 Mar 2006.

  1. DrSteve


    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

    Posts: 592

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Hello all.
    Building a system for my sis-in-law. Mostly going to be used for uni type stuff but would like the option to watch a few DVDs too. Not going to be a gaming rig but might want to play the odd game - not a BF2 fanatic or anything like that.
    Have recycled a few parts i habe lying around. Spec so far...
    Venice 3200+
    Neo 2 platinum
    1gb geil value
    80gb Seagate SATA II
    Antec PSU
    Pioneer DVDRW

    Just stuck on the graphics card. Eye is automatically drawn to the high end stuff and don't know enough about all the value cards. Budget is limited. Probably around the £30 mark.

    Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
  2. Zefan


    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,845

    Location: Tosche Station

    Second hand Fx5700 or something. If not that then a GeForce 4 will be in that price range.


    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    For AGP either 2nd hand or for a new card, this is closest to price for decent card..

    HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon 9550 128MB DDR TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail (R9550-TDW128-C) (GX-009-HT) £39.89*Including VAT
  4. toucam


    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 706

    Location: London

    Not really sure but I always think cheap GFX slows down you computer quite a bit.
  5. Kyo


    Joined: 11 Oct 2003

    Posts: 6,119

    Can go the other way as well. You may get a 2nd hand 6600 for 50 quid perhaps?
  6. Shiz


    Joined: 7 Dec 2005

    Posts: 519

    I would of thought you would be bringing down a failry Ok'ish rig with only £30 worth of graphics. Bump your budget up to at least £50 as the others have said and try and pick up a second hand 9800pro or 6600