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
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.