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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Veer, 8 Mar 2006.

  1. Veer

    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    my current graphics card ati 9600 just went bust, I am currently looking into getting a new. However I have a very limited budget, could you folks recommend any good cards? I have a budget or say around 200 euros. Did some search on ati x1600, came up with some mixed reviews, and get some good reviews for 6800/7800.
     
  2. Bladestorm

    Bladestorm What's a Dremel?

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    First question : do you have access to PCI-E or only AGP?.

    The 7900 series should be out in less than a week, the 7900 GT is expected to cost just a few quid more than the 7800 GT but perform better and if nothing else will likely cause the 7800 prices to drop even further. But thats all PCI-E.
     
  3. nigely

    nigely What's a Dremel?

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    6600gt or 6800gt would be good
    or 7800gs agp if you got a bit more money
     
  4. Fr4nk

    Fr4nk Tyrannosaurus Alan !

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    Well i'm pretty sure you can't get a 9600 on PCI-e so i'll assume your using AGP. I beleive there is no point buy new tech for old platforms, take the 7800 GS, It is a complete waste of money TBH, on your next upgrade your bound to go PCI-e thus there is no point spending loads of money on a AGP card. I think a X800GT(O) would suite your budget very well as this card is very for its preformance and price of just £130/~150E. Hope this helps. :thumb:

    -Fr4nk
     
  5. Veer

    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    Sherk What's a Dremel?

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    The 7800 is a good card if you're planning on staying with your AGP-based system for a while... grab that. :D
     
  7. Veer

    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    hehe, budget is the major factor here :)
     
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    [1N0V471V] What's a Dremel?

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    7900GT costs $300 and performs better than a 7800GTX

    Oh nvm, you need AGP.

    IMO you should save your pennies and move to Socket 939/PCI Express
     
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