What PCI-E card to buy <€100 Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: February 29, 2008 3:20 PM in Graphics & Displays Share momentkiller February 28, 2008 7:16:21 PM I received my 'new' system today but I'm still looking for a decent Graphics Card under €100,- My system: Mem:G.E.I.L.L. 2 GB DDR2-800 Kit Case: Elite 331 Mobo: Gigabyte P35-DS3L CPU: Pentium® Dual-Core E2160 HDD: Deskstar 7K160 (80 GB) PSU: Coolermaster RealPower 460W Resolution:1440x900 What card would you guys suggest ? I already searched at several webshops and I found : Sapphire Radeon HD3650,512MB, DDR3 € 89,23 http://www.sapphiretech.com/us/products/products_overview.php?gpid=208&grp=3 MSI RX2600XT €103 (heatpipe edition) http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=1236&maincat_no=130 Club3D GeForce 8600 GT Overclocked Edit € 115,26 http://www.club3d.nl/index.php/products/graphics/item/284 More about : pci card buy 100 dev1se February 28, 2008 9:31:41 PM 8600GT Overclocked I'd say... but then again it's very pricey. The 3650 looks a good buy, probably will overclock well too... and its got more features than the other 2. Aswell as being cheapest. dev1se February 28, 2008 9:36:56 PM Or, spend a tiny bit more and get the 8800GS... that'll blow away those cards mentioned above. Related resources Looking to buy a video card $ 100 or less - Forum What Is The Best Gaming Graphics Card under £ 100 ? - Forum What to buy around $ 100 ? - Forum which Vid Card should i buy ? (budget around c$ 100 ) - Forum What is the best dual port sub $ 100 video card for Win XP - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer homerdog February 28, 2008 10:39:51 PM An HD3850 or 8800GS will be much faster than any of those cards for not much more money. momentkiller February 29, 2008 5:17:22 AM About €140 is my max. but if 15 euros buys me a lot more performance then i'll buy that one Which one to buy? I saw that the 3870 was only 10 euros extra, so how about that one? PEAK Radeon HD3870 512MB 256bit DDR4 PCI-E16x € 155,14 http://www.peakhardware.com/products/productdetail.asp?Id=354&A=4&B=9&C=64# XFX GeForce 8800GS,384MB, GDDR3, PCI Express x16 € 146,38 Zotac GeForce 9600GT,GDDR3, PCI Express x16, 512MB €158,- http://www.zotac.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=152&Itemid=284 I like this one(HD3850) the most because of the price and it has almost the same performance as a 8800gs 384mb according to some benchmarks Sapphire Radeon HD3850,256MB, GDDR3, PCI Express x16 € 139,02 http://www.sapphiretech.com/us/products/products_overview.php?gpid=200&grp=3 I found a really cheap one: Peak Radeon HD 3850 512mb DDR3 256bit PCI-E € 129,95 http://www.cool-prices.nl/Producten/Componenten/Grafische%20kaarten/VGA%20kaarten-PCI-E%20ATI/9562/Peak%20Radeon%20HD%203850%20512mb%20DDR3%20256bit%20PCI-E# homerdog February 29, 2008 12:28:18 PM Of those cards the 9600GT is the fastest. Either get that or an HD3870, but get the 9600GT is they're the same price. If money is real tight you could get by with a 512MB HD3850, but the 9600GT or HD3870 are worth the extra € in my opinion. momentkiller February 29, 2008 1:08:57 PM I think that i'm going to buy the 3870, it has gddr4 and it has better speeds homerdog February 29, 2008 1:23:09 PM Not a bad choice, but I must inform you that the 9600GT is a slightly faster card. Here's a review that compares the two: http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=725&p=0 Enjoy momentkiller February 29, 2008 1:45:44 PM it's a pity that there aren't any benchmarks of the Peak HD3870 or the Zotac 9600GT(can't find any) I've read that the 3870 manufactured by certain brands were faster than the 9600GT, but I've never heard of PEAK or ZOTAC before. So it's hard to determine if those two are quality brands or not. mtyermom February 29, 2008 3:16:20 PM If I remember, the ati 3870 does slightly better without AA, and the gf 9600 does slightly better with AA. Which the benchmarks that homerdog linked confirm. momentkiller February 29, 2008 3:20:18 PM Ok, I know enough. I'm ordering a 9600GT now EDIT: make that ordered. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat sound card should I buy ? ForumHave a PCIe 1 16x slot, looking for good cheap 50 to 100 buck gpu ForumRecon3d pcie or buy somthing else instead ? ForumNeed help buying good graphics card ($ 100 ) ForumWhat Graphics card can I buy ? ForumTrying to find a gaming card for older PCI...not PCI-e PCI express ForumWhat is most powerful PCI-e 1.x card ? ForumAvoid MSI? Good sub $ 100 PCI-E Socket 754 mobo? ForumWhat gpu should I get for pcie 1.0a ForumWhat is the best PCIe card for a NON-GAMER? ForumMy game is telling me I need to install Physx, but I have an AMD card? ForumWhich PCI card? ForumWhat Should I buy? 24" LCD or extra 8800GT and SLi it? ForumNeed help choosing a video card ForumBang for buck (pound ;)) upgrade, what to do? 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