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

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July 10, 2007 1:50:54 PM

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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July 10, 2007 2:09:43 PM

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.
July 10, 2007 2:20:27 PM

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!!!
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July 10, 2007 2:36:30 PM

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?
July 10, 2007 2:39:34 PM

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.
July 10, 2007 2:45:11 PM

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.
July 10, 2007 2:47:18 PM

thanks mate! im going to purchase the graphics card tonight! :D 

July 10, 2007 2:50:05 PM

Could you purchase an 8600 GTS instead and pirate every game out from bitorent? Games = Awesome.
July 10, 2007 2:51:41 PM

och lol stop it!!! lolol your confusing me!!! lol add me on msn phatbally@hotmail.com

Youve confused me!!! lol
July 10, 2007 2:56:48 PM

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.
July 10, 2007 2:58:23 PM

OH SNAP!!! wong thred...sorry.
July 10, 2007 3:00:14 PM

BigCharb, you make me laugh.
July 10, 2007 3:11:18 PM

now people are sayin get a nvidia because its more widely supporteD?

I aint got a scooby
July 10, 2007 3:17:16 PM

If you have a question, talk to me on MSN.
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