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Graphic Card Advice - All help please

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by deadone36, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. deadone36

    deadone36 Member

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    hi all, i am looking at purchasing a new gfx card but no idea as to what i can and cant get and what one i will need that will work in my pc.. i have a budget of around 50uk pounds and would like some recomendations as to what i can get in this price range that will work in my pc.. all replies are much appreciated. the card i have now is listed below and for some games it just wont work.
    big thanx to all who can help. also it would be nice if you could tell me in regards to the one i have currently how much better etc it is.

    my pc specs are:
    CPU AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3400+
    Memory 1.37 gig DDR RAM - PC3200
    Motherboard ECS 760-M Rev:1.1A motherboard
    Hard Drive 200 GB Maxtor® Maxtor 6B200P0
    CD / DVD Drive Lite-On DVDRW SHOW-1633S
    Floppy Drive Integrated 7 in 1 card reader
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Sound Card Realtek AC'97 audio
    Video / Graphics Card ATI radeon 9250 128mb ram
    Speakers Advent SP-120N
    Modem SmartLink 56K V.92 PCI modem
    Network Card Realtek 8139 / 810x (Onboard)
    Disassembly Jupiter chassis
    Ports Advent T9002 ports information
    Mouse Advent PS/2 mouse
     
  2. marsey99

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    thats a x8 agp board, so that narrows the search somewhat, but it also means your choice is lessened and you have to pay more for the same tech.

    i will start with this one,
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=589470
    now i know its above your budget but it is the best gpu on a agp right now, it will give you as good a gaming experianceas you are likly to get and is worth the money. its only downside is a lack of dx10 support.

    for £50 you will be hard pushed to get a good gaming card, if i was you i would get a 1650xt or a 7600gt but these will rush you around a ton and these will give you around 60% of the performance of the link above.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=545089
    £53
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=540214
    £48

    these aren't really designed for gaming tho.

    check this interactive guide(you want to look for those marked AGP) for some real figures on performance, as the facts dont lie.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/graphics/charts.html

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  3. deadone36

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    hi m8 and thanx for your reply, yeah agp i knew i was gonna be limited but thats life, as for your reccomendations i came across these , what do you think and out of all the ones you and i posted what would be your choice in order. again big thanx.

    i came across this, i have ordered from this site b4 so i can say its safe.
    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(16429)Sapphire-ATi-Radeon-X1550-512MB-550MHz-400MHz.aspx

    dont mind spending just a little more if i get something worth while, big thanx and look forward to your reply.. there is only 1 of those left as well
     
  4. deadone36

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    i no i might sound a little impatient but if you could tell me if that card i listed is suitable. as its the last 1 that site has..

    big thanx
     

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