What Graphics Card and 22" Monitor Should i get? Help!!

Hello,

Im looking to buy a new graphics card my budget for the Graphics Card is £40 - £60(max)
Interface: Pci Express x16

Im not a heavy gamer, i use my pc mostly for Dvds, and Web designing and CSS sometimes.

Ive had a look online everywhere but i just dont know what graphics cards are good and what spec to look for can you help?

ALSO

Looking for a LCD monitor my budget it £150 - £250(max) ive seen the new Samsung SM226BW 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor but some reviews are sayin its a no no. Im not sure can anyone help! The monitor needs to have a DVI slot + support Dual Monitor!

Thanks In advance!!!:D
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  1. Well, u got the monitor right.

    But you may need a higher budget for the graphics card. I would say it's the more important of the two, so please spend at least 90 Pounds on it.
  2. hmm really? ive been told £60 is more than enough? The fact im not a heavy gamer!

    i have not bought the monitor yet im just looking for a good one. and need some advice from you guys!!!
  3. phatbally said:
    hmm really? ive been told £60 is more than enough? The fact im not a heavy gamer!

    i have not bought the monitor yet im just looking for a good one. and need some advice from you guys!!!


    Well, if you are not a heavy gamer, can I suggest that you SHOULD be?

    And the monitor is a great choice. I would get it if I were you. Just make sure you get the A1 and not S1 tpye!

    If u dont game, then why do u even need a new graphics card?
  4. how do i know what panel it is .. ie A or S? becuase ive been looking on websites and they majority of the time they dont tell you.

    the graphics card on my computer at the moment is so bad that when i watch a dvd you can see ripple effects on the screen, its a onboard graphics card just now. The system was orignally a Server.
  5. You can't know before you buy. You'll just have to see which one you get and if you get the S version, then just return it. You're lucky to be living in a country where that is possible..

    If all you do is watch DVD movies, then just buy the 8500GT or the 2600 Pro.
  6. thanks mate! im going to purchase the graphics card tonight! :D
  7. Could you purchase an 8600 GTS instead and pirate every game out from bitorent? Games = Awesome.
  8. och lol stop it!!! lolol your confusing me!!! lol add me on msn phatbally@hotmail.com

    Youve confused me!!! lol
  9. 8800GTX dude, id go for the X2900XT with 1gb of mem cuz of the amount of textures that will have to be rendered on such a large display but its up to you. two of either card is overkill and stupid, if you have money left over throw it at an after market cooler or in the bank.
  10. OH SNAP!!! wong thred...sorry.
  11. BigCharb, you make me laugh.
  12. now people are sayin get a nvidia because its more widely supporteD?

    I aint got a scooby
  13. If you have a question, talk to me on MSN.
  14. FUJ SIEMEN L22W-5 FUJITSU SIEMENS 22" WIDESCREEN LCD MONITOR( http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/607230 )
    nice lcd for £174.99

    Sapphire Technology ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 512MB PCIE Dual DVI TVO for £64.13 vac incl.( http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=4LH8 ) ( you said u watch movies right? well the HD2600pro is ideal for your application because it decodes far better then the 8000 cards from mean green)

    All whithin budget!!!!
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