1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Graphics Graphics upgrade help!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by el_diablo_72, 8 May 2009.

  1. el_diablo_72

    el_diablo_72 What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    6 May 2009
    Posts:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi folks,

    Presently I'm using two 8600 in SLI which coped with most tasks.

    Now I've got a 26 inch monitor with a native 1900X1200 resolution and they just do not cut it.

    I need to upgrade but am kind of stuck.

    I've got about £150 to blow on a graphics card and the new 4770s look pretty good.

    However, I will not be able to run two of these card later if I want to.

    Any advice on what to go for in this price range?

    Cheers!:confused:
     
  2. SazBard

    SazBard 10 PRINT "C64 FTW"

    Joined:
    28 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    328
    Likes Received:
    5
    With that budget I myself would get a GTX260 (216 core version).

    But what is the rest of your rig like? You might get more of a boost changing MB and getting lesser gfx card and applying a nice OC to the CPU.

    Welcome to the forum BTW.

    Oh, also whats you PSU? Gonna need a beefy one for the gtx260.
     
  3. el_diablo_72

    el_diablo_72 What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    6 May 2009
    Posts:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    I presently have:

    Quad core Q6600 @2.4Ghz
    Asus P5N32-E SLI+ MB
    2*Geforce 8600 in sli
    ATX - 600w Xpower PSU
    4gb CrucialBallistix memory

    Xp installed although I also have Vista I'm too lazy to install if it is any better.

    My monitor is a Samsung Syncmaster 2693 (my baby) and this is why I'm thinking graphics may be the stumbling block as many games flicer unless the res is down a few notches from the 1900X1200.

    I'm unsure about what graphics to go for as I'm out of date with such things.

    Cheers
     

Share This Page