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Should i keep my X1800XT 256???

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by StevenG, 27 Mar 2006.

  1. StevenG


    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: Gateshead, Newcastle

    well i havnt really played on a game since i bought it 3 weeks ago :(
    i would love to play a decent game but dont really know of anything i'd like.
    can anyone reccomend a FPS or Racin game to use with my card.
    so i was thinking about selling it. too bad i cant get into the MM but never mind.

    PS. my card is running in an X2 slot and loses about 2000 in 3dmark05 from the normal X16 slot.

    im sacraficing performace for displays i have 3
    EDIT: i cant spell
  2. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,812

    Location: In a house

    HAHA all i used my x1800 XT 512mb for was Fear, and thats when i got the card when they were released, all ive done since then is internet, i just don't game on my PC anymore at all, ive got all that graphics power just going to waste. :)
  3. bbreezeuk


    Joined: 21 Nov 2005

    Posts: 1,145

    Location: Bath, UK

    Good FPS games farcry,BF2,Half life 2 and some good racing games Need for speed most wanted, Juiced, i can defo rocomend MFSMW its an amazing game on the PC
  4. Nelly


    Joined: 19 Dec 2003

    Posts: 6,986

    Location: Grimsby, UK

    Heh funny you should mention that, all I play is 2 games - EverQuest & Wolfenstein ET, its kinda nice playing that game with all eye candy on @ 100fps the game looks quite good considering its age with 6xAF, 16xAA ;) - dunno why it isnt locked at 60fps with having a tft though lol. :)

    I'll have to re-install Half-Life 2 it's a nice game although I'm not keen on dying on PvP <Source> then having to wait till theres an actual winner, Wolfenstein:ET keeps you in the thick of the action every 30 seconds.

    Tempted to buy Call of Duty 2, having played the first one, I've also got IL2/Pacific Battles etc but I'm a terrible pilot! lol :(

    Farcry, Fear, Call of Duty 2, Half-Life 2, Doom 3 there all supposed to be good FPS games, I'm sure theres more hardcore FPS people who can reccomend more.

    Need for Speed should be good, havent played it since my Playstation days though, Test Drive on the Commodore 64 - loved that! :p
  5. Lanz


    Joined: 26 Nov 2002

    Posts: 6,855

    Location: Romford

    I think lots of people are in the same boat, PC games have been crap for ages now. Oblivion is a breath of fresh air, but that's about it on the eye-candy front. All those other FPS mentioned are getting old now and they certainly dont need a £300 card to play em.

    I think the main thing thats selling graphics cards at the moment is large, cheaper LCDs, its certainly not games.
  6. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,812

    Location: In a house

    Ive gamed more on my 360 in about a month, than ive gamed on my PC in about 2 - 3 years. :)
  7. CAJ05


    Joined: 12 Mar 2006

    Posts: 31

    I was looking at getting a 360 with my bonus that I'm getting on friday but It would work out way expensive compared to getting a new card for my pc plus I allways feel like I'm cheating on my pc when I play on my ps2
  8. StevenG


    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: Gateshead, Newcastle

    so a big waste of money on my part then.well my next upgrades are a new dual core opty 165 or 170 if i have the cash and a nice 300gig hdd :D
  9. nbkpsycho

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    Joined: 20 Feb 2006

    Posts: 3,099

    Location: Edinburgh

    Counter Strike Source :D :cool:
  10. Jack Bauer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Nov 2005

    Posts: 1,675

    Location: Oxford

    as above :D :D


    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    Depending on what you like & have played...

    MOH: Pacific Assault.
    Qukae 4
    Serious Sam 2
  12. megatron


    Joined: 8 Nov 2002

    Posts: 4,218

    Location: Kent

    I know what u mean about restart times. I usually have 2 types of FPS that I actually play. I have americasarmy where you can die in 30sec and worst case have to wait 9:30 to restart or BF2 where u start after 15seconds or so.

    I really dont have a problem with americas army cause usually I know what Im doing or Im watching over my corpse trying to come up with some new tactics.

    I actually noticed Ive not played a game for about 3 weeks cause Ive been on a crusade to cut down the noise from my pc. Ive researched and bought a 19" vx922 which still has a slight background hum to it to replace my crt, also I was researching which case to buy to stick watercooling in but also keep noise down. Ive drilled holes in my case to accomodate the waterpump riding on anti-vibration mount, just need to tube and in case leak test now.

    I bought quake 4 but Ive spent about 10 hrs max playing it, I prefered unreal tournament over quake 3 for its more varied gametypes.

    I suggest hitting www.gamerhell.com and trying some demos, there are literally hundreds to chose from. This is kind of how I got hooked on star wars galaxies for 18months.
    Last edited: 28 Mar 2006