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looking for a new graphics card

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Nick Deeley, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Nick Deeley

    Nick Deeley

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    Although I'm quite happy with the card i have at the moment (ati radeon hd4350), it doesnt support 2 monitors.

    So, either I get a 2nd graphics for the 2nd monitor, or one that supports 2. And I need a new (2nd) monitor too. But first is the graphics card i think. But any monitor suggestions would be cool, but similiar to this one (19 inch samsung).

    So, any graphics card suggestions? Needs to be a quiet card, like the current one i have, so not water cooled/glacier cooled or whatever, nor should it have its own power supply.

    :)
     
  2. Damian Henderson

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    If you go ATi you will need one with aftermarket cooler to ensure it's quiet or run the fan at a low speed if it's default.

    What's your price range? is the most important thing.
     
  3. Roy Visser

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    what do you mean with not having its own power supply?

    the Vapor series HD4870 and HD4890 are the most silent ati cards, but you do need to connect them to your powersupply?
     
  4. Nick Deeley

    Nick Deeley

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    Price range, no more than £75 i guess.

    And power supply, I'm sure ive seen some for sale a while back that had their own power supply to run, rather than run off the computer's power.
     
  5. Mike Hill

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    do you mean that you want one that doesnt need a direct power connection to the PSU (via molex) and actually just draws its power thru the PCI-e or AGP slot? If so, I think you will struggle to find one now, as most that I have seen now require their own direct power connection to the computer PSU
     
  6. Damian Henderson

    Damian Henderson

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    What mike said ^^^

    Unless you don't want a very fast card to run games in today's world.

    But for £75 your not going to get allot but at least something allot better then what you currently own though.

    So this would be your best bet:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/146705
     
  7. Ben Tusting

    Ben Tusting

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    Damian is that a 2 slot card?
     
  8. Gareth Hickling

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    Looks like a single slot if you look at the back plate.
     
  9. Ben Tusting

    Ben Tusting

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    I thought it was but it was a different fan and there normally double slot cards.
     
  10. Gareth Hickling

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    yea the fan did look large to me but seems its single.
     
  11. Ben Tusting

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    i will measure the Gap when i get home
     
  12. Damian Henderson

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    It's single :D just dual dvi and quite tall cooler.

    A pretty good aftermarket cooler, runs the card cooler and is pretty silent, :)

    Bigger pic: ( 1gb one though )
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Ben Tusting

    Ben Tusting

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    Picture doesn't work :(

    As i posted in another thread, this may solve my crossfire situation. As 2 Huge cards won't fit in my case.
     
  14. Nick Deeley

    Nick Deeley

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    That card looks really good actually. Plenty of good reviews.

    But that one picture is 1GB not 512MB ??

    Surely the 1GB one is better? But thats not on ebuyer...

    I dont know much though about hardware...

    :)
     
  15. Ben Tusting

    Ben Tusting

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    Nick i kind of hijacked part of your thread :p
     
  16. Michael Herrmann

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    Ben just get full size case you know a big one for real man :p
     
  17. Ben Tusting

    Ben Tusting

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    I have a full size case Hermy (My network card is in the way)

    Nick a 1GB would be better than a 512