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Best Nvidia card for under £200

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June 20, 2010 6:57:00 PM

Hi All, :hello: 
Now Nvidia have released they're newest series I want to look again at buying a new single graphics card to replace my existing 2 x Geforce 7600GT cards (SLi). Because my processors aging a bit it just doesn't hack SLi so rather than upgrade the whole system (which ideally I do need to do) I want to get a new card for under £200. I have an nForce board and would rather stick to Nvidia cards over ATi. I've been looking at the GTX 260 but I can't get my head around the new series number convention. Can anyone recommend a card for around £200 that would complement my setup?

ASUS A8N-SLI SE
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
4GB RAM
SLI:
Geforce 7600GT (XFX) (To be replaced)
Geforce 7600GT (ASUS) (to be replaced)
Windows 7 (64bit)

Many thanks guys. :) 

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June 20, 2010 7:56:32 PM

Well I wouldn't recommend any old tech like the GTX260, Your best off going for some DX11 goodness.

Unfortunately the cheapest 4xx series card is the GTX465

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

Which is over your budget, anyway if you were going to spend £230+ I'd recommend the faster HD5850
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

If you really want a nVidia card then I suggets you wait a month for the GTX460 which should be in your price range.


Oh and BTW your CPU will bottleneck the crap outta any new card thats even half decent....
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June 20, 2010 8:01:38 PM

Hi omgitzfatal,
Thanks for the advice :)  The GTX465 is as you said out of my budget but if the 460 will come in more affordable I'll hold out for that. I need to upgrade the chip in my board too but atm the gfx cards are the bottleneck. As you said the second I buy a new card that'll switch over and the CPU will be the bottleneck. Then I'll buy a new i7 or something and all should balance ok for a bit.
It's like juggling balls...

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