Buying a graphics card

Hello everyone.

I need a new graphics card, but I don't what to buy.

My rig:
pentium d 830 3ghz
1gb of ram
x700se(sh!t edition?)pci-e
And a power supply of 300w

Its a prebuild pc of acer(model e500). I have a 8X agp and 16X pci express slot.
My budget is about £150.

Another question:
Is a x700se better than a 6200 256mb gddr3 agp?

Thanx in advance.
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  1. get a ati x850xt u should be able to find sum good deals
  2. It requires too much energy.
  3. Unless you can somehow expand your budget, you might as well stick with what you've got as you'll need a better psu for sure with any video upgrade.
    Also, your X700 is much better than any Geforce 6200 and before you upgrade anything, make sure your PCI-X slot is 16X, not 1X or 4X.
  4. I might be able to up the budget by another £50.
  5. Quote:
    Its a 16X


    That's good, now you just need to find psu.
  6. Another problem is the space in the pc. I cant descripe it, so ill make a photo tomo.
  7. well you can always get a new case i mean they dont cost to much....
  8. What could i get if i up my budget to £200?
  9. go with miro84´s advice, pretty good job for him, there si people here that really helps!
  10. well you get something like a 7600GT which is aobut a $150-$180 so around 150 euros if i am not mistaken so you could just get something cheap nothing special... like i say... when i am using my PC i am watching the moniter not the case.
  11. Quote:
    go with miro84´s advice, pretty good job for him, there si people here that really helps!

    thanks:)
  12. Quote:
    well you can always get a new case i mean they dont cost to much....


    here's a case he should consider getting.
    Aspire X-Cruiser Silver

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/101091

    and Coolermaster Centurion

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=21888152077&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X2dhbGxlcnk=&product_uid=103565
  13. get a decent power supply and a 7600 GT
  14. X850 XT PE are going for £99 on ebay new. Not sure if any AGP ones are available (other than mine which Im willing to sell lol, as new boxed)
    Its still a very good card and I run most games pretty much maxed out, including the very demanding EQ2.

    Hyper 580w PSU is what I also have, its a great PSU and the most luxurious packaged piece of hardware I ever received! circa £60.
  15. Quote:
    X850 XT PE are going for £99 on ebay new. Not sure if any AGP ones are available (other than mine which Im willing to sell lol, as new boxed)
    Its still a very good card and I run most games pretty much maxed out, including the very demanding EQ2.


    will you sell yours for £99? 8)
  16. I'll do it delivered for £99.

    Its fully boxed in perfect working condition, never overclocked. Still got warranty, only bought earlier this year.

    I'd be tempted to offload my MSI K8N Neo2 mobo too, which practically brand new and only went in about 4 months ago.
  17. Get yourself a 7600gt here http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/7600_Series.html BFG model for
    €136 who wants old tech like the x850xt

    Nice deals here for Hiper PSU http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Hiper_Power_Supplies.html
  18. Lol, 7600 runs at 400mhz core 800mhz mem. 12 pipelines

    My X850 XT PE runs at 520mhz, 1200mhz with 16 pipelines ;-)

    a 7600 is pantz in comparison.
  19. Quote:
    I'll do it delivered for £99.

    Its fully boxed in perfect working condition, never overclocked. Still got warranty, only bought earlier this year.

    I'd be tempted to offload my MSI K8N Neo2 mobo too, which practically brand new and only went in about 4 months ago.


    check your pm
  20. Nevermind about the space. I noticed that someone didnt push the harddrive fully into the socket which made the space in case look small.

    Here are the pics



    About the power supply.
    Will it definaly fit into the case?
  21. Quote:
    Lol, 7600 runs at 400mhz core 800mhz mem. 12 pipelines

    My X850 XT PE runs at 520mhz, 1200mhz with 16 pipelines ;-)

    a 7600 is pantz in comparison.



    GeForce 7600 GT runs at 560MHz/1400MHz :P
  22. Quote:
    Nevermind about the space. I noticed that someone didnt push the harddrive fully into the socket which made the space in case look small.

    Here are the pics



    About the power supply.
    Will it definaly fit into the case?



    awww do you know what hoover is?!
  23. Quote:
    X850 XT PE are going for £99 on ebay new. Not sure if any AGP ones are available (other than mine which Im willing to sell lol, as new boxed)
    Its still a very good card and I run most games pretty much maxed out, including the very demanding EQ2.

    Hyper 580w PSU is what I also have, its a great PSU and the most luxurious packaged piece of hardware I ever received! circa £60.


    The only X850XT PE's you'll find for anywhere close to that price are PCI-E. For AGP they're MUCH more expensive. The best bang for the buck for AGP is hands down the 7600GT (+-$175USD).
  24. Quote:
    awww do you know what hoover is?!


    I cant reach the places where all the dust is located with the hover. And its been a while since i cleaned it.

    Quote:
    The only X850XT PE's you'll find for anywhere close to that price are PCI-E. For AGP they're MUCH more expensive. The best bang for the buck for AGP is hands down the 7600GT (+-$175USD).


    So whats the best bang for the pound for pci-e?
  25. Quote:
    So whats the best bang for the pound for pci-e?


    did you look here?

    easily the 7600gt is the one to get (on your budget) if possible. Not sure if you can find it in your price range but the 7900gs is even better... but probably too pricey.

    right now, agp or pci in your price is owned by the 7600gt... good power req's and excellent performance.
  26. An X1900XT at this price would be.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102051


    Or a 7900GS can usually be had for around $200USD.
  27. Ive decided for the 7600gt.

    Since my power supply doesnt have enough watt to run the card, i want to make sure that when i buy a new one, that it will fit.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=21870725308&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=98564
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/109552/product_info

    Whats the difference between these two and will they fit?
  28. Get a 7600GT and a decent power supply and you will be set to go,and give that casa a cleaning
  29. the first one looks cooler :):)
  30. Will the psu fit in?
  31. Yes it will,but it will be a lil tricky
  32. Quote:
    Will the psu fit in?
    yes mate that psu will fit np, glad that you chose my advice. :wink:
  33. With the psu sorted, the last thing i need is to learn to how to connect the cables to the new psu.
  34. Quote:
    Lol, 7600 runs at 400mhz core 800mhz mem. 12 pipelines

    My X850 XT PE runs at 520mhz, 1200mhz with 16 pipelines ;-)

    a 7600 is pantz in comparison.


    What are you on about bro a

    GeForce 7600 GT runs at 560MHz
    256MB GDDR3 Extreme Memory running at 1400MHz
    12 Pixel Pipelines

    You wont get a better deal than the one I recomended BFG 3DFuzion GeForce 7600 GT 256MB GDDR3 for £88 here http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/7600_Series.html

    The x850pe is a very good card faster than the 7600gt in alot of games but it has lacks Shader Model 3.0 and HDR support which ruins games like oblivion and prey
  35. Quote:
    Lol, 7600 runs at 400mhz core 800mhz mem. 12 pipelines
    My X850 XT PE runs at 520mhz, 1200mhz with 16 pipelines ;-)
    a 7600 is pantz in comparison.


    Nah.. check the benches. They're neck and neck.

    The 7600 GT has some pretty efficient architecture. It'll beat a regular X850 XT in some stuff, I don't think the PE's minor clockspeed increase would make all that much of a difference.
  36. What are the difference of these two psu apart from watt and price?

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/90608

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/90615
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