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In need of a good medium priced graphics card any suggestions?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by kyle_101, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. kyle_101

    kyle_101 Guest

    I am looking for a quality priced graphics card.
    Any suggestions would be great cause i have read loads of articles and it gets a bit confusing just which one to choose.

    Cheers guys
     
  2. Toiletman

    Toiletman Active member

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    What kind of games are you looking to play at what resolution/settings? And what price range are you looking at?

    I would recommend the X700 256MB.
     
  3. kyle_101

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    I like FPS games so it needs to run really smooth price range about $170 or £100
     
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    Get the X700 then, it's under the $170 mark I think. If it's not then go for the 9700 Pro, you still get brilliant FPSes with that.
    Medium graphics cards often cost $200 - $220.
     
  5. kyle_101

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    Cheers Toiletman could you psooibly reccomend any that are in that price range then. cheers
     
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    I tend to buy from trusted resellers that sell electronic goods a lot cheaper than superstores such as FutureShop/BestBuy, so I can't really give you a card within a price range.

    However, if you search on sites such as Newegg, I'm sure you'll find excellent deals. If you do not wish to purchase online, one thing you can do is go to your "preferred" store and make a list of all the cards that are within $150 - $170 and I'll recommend one that is worth your money.







     
  7. kyle_101

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    Cheers toiletman i will compile a list and then let ya know

    :)
     
  8. jonni3

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    Hi Kyle, the X700 is a good card http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/174/
    as is the nvidia 6600gt which is in the same price rangehttp://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/162/

    theres not much between the two ... good luck
     
  9. kyle_101

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    thanks jonnie3, do you personally use any of those yourself?
     
  10. kyle_101

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    thanks jonnie3, do you personally use any of those yourself?
     
  11. jonni3

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    Hi Kyle, i use the normal 6600GT (not overclocked ), got it last wednesday and am really impressed with the performance i paid 120 uk for it (inc p&p). Have now fitted a Thermaltake giant III cooler to it, a bit O.T.T but better safe than sorry and have overclocked it to 586core/1114memory stock was 500core/900memory. The perfomance is superb
     
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    the 5700le is newer than than the fx5500 and the same amount of memory. Just abit more money.
     
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  15. kyle_101

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    Thanks everyone they are all great reccomendations. Guess its about time i am gonna have to make up my mind.

    I will let you know which one i decide on in the end.
    :)
    Cheers
     
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    Aww... Kyle you ain't even compiled a list yet for me. =(

    Lol just playing, they are all great suggestions, however with Nvidia cards I think you will need an extra power cable which will cost you more, or am I wrong?
     
  18. kyle_101

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    Cheers jonni3 you have been a big help on this mate. I will let ya know which one i get and how it works out.
    :)

     
  19. jonni3

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    The nvidia should come with a 4 pin extension lead that can be fitted between an exsisting component and the card, good point Toiletman ;).........glad i could help Kyle ;)
     
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  20. kyle_101

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    Sorry toiletman i am just compiling a list now and then i'll post it!

    :)
     

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