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December 7, 2008 12:19:57 PM

I think my 6600GT has recently died, when I play wow I rarely get above 5 fps, on minimum settings. Im looking for a good but cheap graphics card from this website http://www.microdirect.co.uk which will give me 30+ FPS in a situation where alot is taking place. I prefer Nvidia to ATI because my current drivers are Nvidia. Im looking for one around the price range of £50, pci-e.

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December 7, 2008 12:32:55 PM

Can you give the rest of your system (CPU/motherboard/ram/power supply)?
Doesn't matter about the drivers because you will definately need to install newer ones.
December 7, 2008 12:47:20 PM

Motherboard: GA-EP35-DS3L
CPU: Intel extreme edition 840 @3.2ghz
RAM: Corsair XM2X512-5400C4 (2x512), 4-4-4-12
PSU: Tagan 500w
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December 7, 2008 1:10:27 PM

/facepalm

Thats not a dollar sign anarchy, its a pounds sign, which means hes in England, which means he cant use newegg.

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(38776)Asus-Radeon-HD-4670-512MB---DDR-PCIE-DVI.aspx seems to be the best deal in that range on your site. Is that the only place your willing to shop, the selection seems a litttle limited to me. There are fourm members from GB, hopefully they will chip in, but if your dead set on microdirect, thats the best deal (IMO) in the 50 pound range.
December 7, 2008 1:43:51 PM

This is not the only site im willing to buy from.

Alot of people recommended the 8600GT to me, what do you guys think of this one?
December 7, 2008 1:53:07 PM

Personally, i hated my 8600. Got constant FPS loss in areas and it seemed to kill some areas that used to be beautiful with my ATi card :S

I wouldn't go with the 8600
December 7, 2008 2:29:54 PM

Nah, that's not an overall issue, it was just you.

The 8600GT is a great improvement for your purposes.

But I have to say that since WoWs graphics ain't that good, it uses memory instead. And since you only have 1 GB, your memory will bottleneck your videocards max FPS.

If you buy a 8600GT, that will be fine, but don't go any better without buying more RAM.
December 7, 2008 2:56:12 PM

Personally, I would recommend at least a 9800 or ATI equivalent. WoTLK has really stepped up some of the graphics demand...especially when it comes to the new shadows in the game. I know that the 9800 exceeds the price limit you wanted to stick to, but it is not a bad thing to consider.
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December 7, 2008 3:04:06 PM

A 4670 will be a great improvement.
8600GTS > 8600GT. Even the latter should handle WoW though.
December 7, 2008 3:10:01 PM

+1 jtt283

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December 7, 2008 3:20:45 PM

The 4670 is better than the 8600/9500GT.
December 7, 2008 3:55:19 PM

+1 on the 4670
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December 7, 2008 3:56:53 PM

+ 1 for 4670 or if on a tight budget 9600GT( seen them for as low as $60, new)
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December 7, 2008 4:50:12 PM

I`d go for the HIS IceQ from Microdirect
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December 7, 2008 5:21:52 PM

Sapphire are one of the largest, if not the largest ATI(AMD) card makers ( my HD4870 is one of theirs), so, no worries, just check the postage prices before you buy, delivery charges can be quite steep from some places.
I`d still go for the IceQ, though:) 
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December 7, 2008 5:22:43 PM

And yes, they will work with your motherboard perfectly well.
December 7, 2008 6:45:42 PM

And itll run with my processor too, right? even tho its intel
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December 7, 2008 8:12:57 PM

Sorry, been away playing X3;)
@pichu, Yes, it`ll run fine with an Intel CPU.
@pichu; Yes, the 9600 is faster, but I doubt you`ll see any difference. Besides, the 4670 uses less power and is better with AA enabled.
I`d set aside the price difference for a memory upgrade, 1 Gb is not really enough for gaming these days and it`s just stupidly cheap...thus;

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...(2x1GB)%20DDR2%20PC2-5300C5%20Dual%20Channel%20Kit%20(CT2KIT12864AA667)
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