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Spec me up a graphics card :)

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Archangelus, 30 Jan 2006.

  1. Archangelus

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

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    Location: Some where, out there

    I'm running a 9800PRO at the moment, on my 2.4 northwood, and I'm feeling the upgrade bug. I don't need anything bleeding edge, as I only tend to play Eve online, and it's not all that graphically intensive.

    New card must have / be :- as quiet as possible (current system is watercooled), have DVI-D, be £100-130, and.... well, that's about it. Could be looking at upgrading the chip and board too, so PCI-E is also doable.
  2. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

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    Location: Glasgow

    You won't get a massive speed boost with the amount of money you have to spend but you could go for a 6600gt in AGP form and fit an Zalman cooler although this won't be hugely better. Maybe try looking secondhand and see if you can get either a 6800gt or X800 series card(not the X800se) for about your price range as they would be about as good as you'll get in AGP.


    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

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    This is pretty close to price & matches everthing else you asked for (it is PCI-E).......

    Sapphire ATI Radeon X800 GTO Ultimate 256MB DDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-096-SP)
    Push your PC’s performance threshold and remove unwanted distraction with the ULTIMATE Silent solution in the Sapphire RADEON X800 GTO ULTIMATE!

    - 400MHz GPU Clock Speed
    - 256MB 980MHz GDDR3 memory accelerates the latest cutting edge 3D applications
    - 256-bit quad-channel GDDR3 memory interface
    - Twelve pixel pipelines
    - Six programmable vertex shader pipelines
    - Fanless silent cooling solution for complete silence!!
    Price: £119.95 (£140.94 Including VAT at 17.5%)
  4. Goksly


    Joined: 5 Mar 2003

    Posts: 10,592

    Location: Nottingham

    or a second hand XL / XT (x800's obviously)
  5. oweneades


    Joined: 17 Jul 2005

    Posts: 8,999

    OCUK have a GTO16 currently on offer for under £120 I think. Thats probably the best card in its price group at the moment.
  6. ajgoodfellow


    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,329

    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    As he's got a P4 2.4 he'd probably want an AGP card :)

    In that case I'd try to stretch to the PowerColor ATI Radeon X800 GTO 256MB DDR3 TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail (GX-050-PC) for £150