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Best PCIe card for around £70.00?

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a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2008 6:33:26 AM

People,
My mate is looking for a new PCIe video card. He plays mainly Flight Simulator X. The problem is his budget is only £70.00

His current hardware is:-
P4 3.4Ghz
Ati X7040XL PCIe
2Gb DDR400

I suggested waiting until he's got around double that and go for an 8800GT but he's struggling for cash at the moment. Any ideas?

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January 18, 2008 7:23:19 AM

I have a 7600GT he can have for 70 dollars plus shipping.It's the EVGA version and it actually outperforms the 6800XT by a fair margin.PM me if interested.

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a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2008 11:09:56 AM

Thanks guys,
i'll let him know of your suggestions.
a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2008 11:46:58 AM

I have an 8600GT for sale for $70. GDDR3, lifetime EVGA warranty, used it for 3 weeks. Let me know if your interested,.
January 18, 2008 11:51:16 AM

x1900gt at newegg for 87$ with shipping. more then enough.
January 18, 2008 2:08:04 PM

The best I could find was a Radeon x1950Pro but the 2900GT will beat that in most benchies and is direct X 10 compatible so Maziar has found the best deal.

If you can stretch to a bit more you acn get the Radeon HD38
January 18, 2008 2:08:13 PM

The best I could find was a Radeon x1950Pro but the 2900GT will beat that in most benchies and is direct X 10 compatible so Maziar has found the best deal.

If you can stretch to a bit more you acn get the Radeon HD3850 which will stuff both of them

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139597
January 18, 2008 2:30:31 PM

I would go with the 7600GT.................
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/106578

1) Most likely you don't have a good Power Supply so you want a card that will not use too much power.

2) Flight Simulator can really be bottle necked by the CPU so with that older card no need to go crazy.

3) The 7600GT is a fair bit cheaper than the 8600GT with little difference in performance.
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