Help-Graphics card?

hi im looking for a new gfx card for my main comp so i can play cod4 on.

some info on computer
motherboard is: MSI Amethyst-M
processor: AMD Athlon 64, 2200 MHz 3700+
Ram: 1GB SDRAM PC3200

the one my friend thougth would work is
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gainward-Bliss-8600-GT-512MB-HDMI-SilentFX_W0QQitemZ270400379771QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW?hash=item3ef51e5b7b&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1690|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50

tht is the link to it.
thnks for the help.
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  1. I feel you would be better off buying a new 9600GSO rather than a used card from ebay.
  2. how much would that cost as im not looking to spend much i forgot to put tht in my first post
    thnks
  3. The airflow in a HP/Compaq system is probably not enough for the passive cooler on that 8600 GTS to work properly. I agree with the mousemonkey also about ebay purchased items, they can be more trouble then they're worth. Look at a HD4670 or the 9600GSO in your area to see what prices are like. Here's 2 links to newegg (which i know you can't use, but may be helpful)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121319
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131146
  4. PC world?, NOOOOOOO!. Scan are pretty good I have never had a problem with their service and their prices are OK.
  5. scan.co.uk so either the 9600 or hd4670 or the one i link so i could play on my tv.
  6. So long as you avoid ebay and PC World.
  7. okdokey gd thing is im happy with scan as they take paypal so i l probalby go for scan. but to refernce which out of the 3 would hav bets performance with my machine
  8. I prefer Nvidia cards so I would go for the 9600GSO over the 8600.
  9. my mate said my computer might not be able to handle but from wat uv said it shuld.
  10. What PSU do you have?
  11. how do i find out my PSU would i find it on EVEREST coporate
  12. No, it's inside the PC case, so open it up and take a look.
  13. is there any other way as i dont know were the box is but ill look
  14. Don't know where the box is?, now I'm confused.
  15. see i was confusd till my dad said it is the box wi th compute rinside it
  16. were bout inside would it be
  17. right i thoink i hav it 230volts
  18. No, that is just the voltage that we use in the UK, you need to find out the make, model and most importantly the wattage.
  19. right it says 300w inside it. does tht help u
  20. It should be OK, borderline OK, as a 9600GSO is in the 90 -110w range under load iirc, and is one of the few cards that can be run on a cheap/generic PSU.
  21. HIPRO HP-D3057F3P
    with 300w
    some more info
  22. xN m F said:
    my mate said my computer might not be able to handle but from wat uv said it shuld.


    Sounds like someones got a smart mate. ;3 You should listen to her advice.
  23. wahhhhhhhh?
  24. lol. I'm not saying Mouse monkey is wrong. I'm jsut saying your mate sounds like she knows something about computers , you should ask her.
  25. she= a he and i did he said to come here and these guys or girls told me these gfx cards myt work.
  26. xN m F said:
    she= a he and i did he said to come here and these guys or girls told me these gfx cards myt work.


    So he doesnt want to help then? and now I'm wondering if you iz a he or she and if your going to kick my ass in CoD4. lol.
  27. im a he lol. no he done as much as he could as he is 13 so he is smart. and ull probs kick my ass on comp for cod4 as i havnt got it well i do but my gfx card wont take mehh so ill buy nvidia 9600 then from there on play cod4 as i hav it for xbox
  28. I'm guessing your young to. lol. all I can say is your probably going to be back soon even if you do get a new video card.
  29. pardon but im not smart at thse thng so does this mean it will take it as in my comp take the gfx card
  30. Gin Fushicho said:
    I'm guessing your young to. lol. all I can say is your probably going to be back soon even if you do get a new video card.



    yes i probaby will as i hav had gd help so ill will probs ome bak wen i get it but i know hwo to install if i hav any problemo ill be bak in a flash
  31. xN m F said:
    yes i probaby will as i hav had gd help so ill will probs ome bak wen i get it but i know hwo to install if i hav any problemo ill be bak in a flash


    Well I hope you enjoy your 9600GSO its a great low power card.
  32. Gin Fushicho said:
    Well I hope you enjoy your 9600GSO its a great low power card.



    thank u low but hey better qual thn thsi junk i hav the now
  33. Mousemonkey said:



    does tht mean it will work fine wi my comp
  34. xN m F said:
    thank u low but hey better qual thn thsi junk i hav the now


    For online play another gig of RAM might help too.
  35. Gin Fushicho said:
    For online play another gig of RAM might help too.



    how u mean and i think it ill be fine for just now
  36. xN m F said:
    how u mean and i think it ill be fine for just now


    I mean if you start palying online with a lot of people you will probably want 1 more GB of RAM.
  37. now how wud i do tht?
  38. That PSU is the first thing to replace as whilst I feel that it will run OK it is going to be at pretty much max capacity and replacing it is probably going to be cheaper and easier than getting a gig of DDR 400 RAM, cheap RAM = £30 Vs cheap 500w PSU £15 - £25.
  39. would th ebest thing to i to take it in to c world get psu from there but get the gfx card from scan as there cheap. so just a 500w would do and tht wuld be liek havin 400ram to make it better online
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