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Good overclocking Budget card?!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by salami1212, 5 Mar 2006.

  1. salami1212


    Joined: 3 Jul 2005

    Posts: 3,040

    Well, Im on a budget. Around £50 - £80
    I will be getting a zalman vf900 and I want to overclock the card. Is there any cards that are great overclockers and are cheap?
  2. mattx2

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,387

    Location: New York

    pci or agp?

    you would be better off forgeting the zalman and just adding it to the top end of your budget the best card your going to get for that sort of money is a 6800 which you might be alble to unlock the extra pipes with
  3. Jimbo Mahoney


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,339

    2nd hand or brand new?

    I sold a PCI-E X850XT for £110, so you can get some pretty fast stuff 2nd hand.
  4. Goksly


    Joined: 5 Mar 2003

    Posts: 10,624

    Location: Nottingham

    I cant help but question why you would spend 30-50% of your budget on the cooler. I'd rather have £80->£110 to spend and use the stock cooler for a bit. It is possible to get quiet cards.
    I cant imagine the VF900 being less than £30.
  5. salami1212


    Joined: 3 Jul 2005

    Posts: 3,040

    yep.. stupid me. sorry :p
  6. Xplo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Nov 2004

    Posts: 1,649

    Location: UK

    9800se > pro 45ish from MM
    9500 > 9700 25ish from MM
    GTO2 > x850xtpe 100ish from MM
    6800 > GT/Ultra 80ish from MM
  7. LeperousDust


    Joined: 4 Nov 2003

    Posts: 5,733

    Location: Edinburgh

    If you can try and get a second hand original R480 GTO^2 as they're going for £100 - £120 on the MM now, just picked one up for £105 that i know for a fact will clock faster than an x850XT PE, for around £100 i don' think you can choose a better card, but i could be wrong (dont tell me that now i've already paid the guy ;)). (Just posted this exact same reply in another thread, but this counts here too, your better off spending about £100 and now getting the zalman cooler for now....)