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need a decent graphics card for around £100

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March 20, 2008 6:09:45 AM

hi im looking too buy a graphics card , and i wanna spend around £100 i know i wont get a great one for that but i aint exactly a hardcore gamer , ( put it this way my last computer only had a nVidia GeForce FX 5200 256MB) , so i reckon if i get one for around £100 i will see a big diffrence. also im gonna get a q6600 quad g0 , not sure about the mother board was better a

Gigabyte S775 Intel P35-DS3L or Abit IP35 dark raider , keeping in mind i might want too do a bit of overclocking in the future
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March 20, 2008 9:03:18 AM

albop said:
hi im looking too buy a graphics card , and i wanna spend around £100 i know i wont get a great one for that but i aint exactly a hardcore gamer , ( put it this way my last computer only had a nVidia GeForce FX 5200 256MB) , so i reckon if i get one for around £100 i will see a big diffrence. also im gonna get a q6600 quad g0 , not sure about the mother board was better a

Gigabyte S775 Intel P35-DS3L or Abit IP35 dark raider , keeping in mind i might want too do a bit of overclocking in the future


For that kind of price point you will be looking at the 3850 from ATI can be had for about £85-90 or a 9600GT which are a bit over about £110-115 last i looked and they will be fine at resolutions around the 19" range. If you plan to run say a 22" monitor or above then you need to start thinking of paying a bit more for a 3870 or a 8800GT/GTS. Ebuyer are quite good on prices http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/home/

Mactronix
March 20, 2008 12:05:49 PM

3850 256mb. Or spend like 10 quid more for the 512mb version and experiment with oc'ing later in its life.

...then again your getting near to 9600gt territory at that price.

Mactronix r u in the u.k.?
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March 20, 2008 12:12:45 PM

spoonboy said:
3850 256mb. Or spend like 10 quid more for the 512mb version and experiment with oc'ing later in its life.

...then again your getting near to 9600gt territory at that price.

Mactronix r u in the u.k.?


Yes I am in the uk I know i should really fill all that in and so should everyone else, makes life easier but that would be ..too easy :) .
To the OP sorry i should have specified i was refering to a 512mb card. In my opinion buying a 256 card is not worth it anymore if you have the intention of playing games.
Mactronix
March 20, 2008 1:01:44 PM

wait a few weeks and then get a 3870 - price drops are coming that should put the card at that price :D 
March 20, 2008 3:17:52 PM

There's not much between the 9600 and the 3870, only in anti-aliasing really. It's still minimal, I'd wait a week or two, see what happens with the prices. If you don't have a preference between either card, then flip a coin. Both are at about £110-120 right now, but they're definitely worth the extra cash over the sub £100 cards.
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