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need help in choosing a card...HELP!

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

  1. Gambit

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Oct 2003

    Posts: 284

    Location: Midlands

    Hello there,

    Need help in which card to go for...I used to have a ATI 9700 AIW 128Mb AGP, but after upgrading the whole system have ended up (without much choice) with a GeForce 6200 TC 256Mb PCI-E card.

    I'm finding the 6200 is not that bad for my usage...but in my opinion does tend to make the CPU work a bit harder - i dont run major games but even things like NFSU2 can get pixilated in the background detail and is being run at a low res.

    I'm looking for a card with ideally 256MB dedicated (PCI-E a must!!) and somewhat more powerfull then my old ATI 9700 and Geforce 6200.

    I dont want a loud noisy card and i have a mATX system so i dont want anything with a big fan (taking up space!!).

    Im looking to spend not big bucks - £50 or there abouts!

    Current setup consists of - Intel P4 3Ghz with HT, 1.5GB RAM and other bits
     
  2. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 31,070

    Location: Tosche Station

    Not possible.

    A 7300 series card is the closest you'll get but they're not really much better than a 6600gt.
     
  3. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

    Posts: 19,169

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    You can get a 6600LE 256mb card for £42.56 inc vat if you know where to look. You can also get a 6600 256mb for £48.69. Not exactly super powerful but way better than a 6200.
     
  4. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    Last edited: 1 Aug 2006
  5. Gambit

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Oct 2003

    Posts: 284

    Location: Midlands

    Sounds great but what i would like to know is that as fast as a NVidia 7300 or faster??

    Also would it be wise to get a non branded graphics card??
     
  6. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    Yes it is faster than a 7300.
    Get any brand you can find with the right chipset, imo.