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Which New Graphics Card To Buy

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June 18, 2009 1:40:41 PM

Hi,

Was hoping for some help on choosing a new card for my new pc. I want to buy a new card and was looking to pay around 100 to a max of £150 for one but it's been a while since i purchased my last one, a 7800GT.

Can somebody please advise me of the best model to get (ATI or Nvidia) and model 8 series,m 9 series, gts series etc.)

Too many out there these days to choose from.

New machine specs are a :

AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.6GHz Socket AM3 4MB L3
ASUS M4A78T-E 790GX Socket AM3 onboard VGA DVI HDMI 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
4GB Memory


Thanks in advance!

Darren

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a b U Graphics card
June 18, 2009 3:19:14 PM

Either a gtx260/4870.
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June 18, 2009 3:26:29 PM

Hi,

It is a Antec Sonata III Piano Black Quiet Mid Tower Case - With 500W EarthWatts PSU

Thanks

Darren
a c 177 U Graphics card
June 18, 2009 3:57:50 PM

As the others have said: 1Gb HD4870 or GTX260 will fit the system and most are under the 150 pound limit.
A few observations though:
Check the cooler design: a great many do not exhaust out of the case resulting in a hot spot under the card which can lead to temperature issues.
Check warranties: a year is OK but would n't you rather have a longer one for a few quid more?
Do not pay more than a few pounds more for an overclocked card: They are only a little faster, so only pay a little more.
Brand is unimportaint.

A few places to look: CCL, Scan, Overclockers, Novatech, Misco, Dabs and Micrdirect.

Here's a nice little deal:
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?XFX-48...
June 18, 2009 4:05:11 PM

Hi,

Thanks Guys, I'll have a hunt for the best price.

Darren
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