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What Videocard Should I Buy?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Nigel Atkins, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. Nigel Atkins

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    i think its time i upgraded my grapichs, as the one i have now realy strugles with Race.

    my specs are:-

    Amd Athlon 2.8ghz 64 socket 754
    1 gb ram
    9600xt
    Biostar NF325-A7

    my budget is around £150, now with my current MB i can only use AGP so would i be better getting a new AGP card or could i upgrade my MB to PCI-E GPU for about the same money.

    thanks for any advice :)
     
  2. Bram

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    i use two 7600GT cards from nvidia but then you pc must be compatible with SLI technology.

    if not? you can think of buying the 7900GT card which has 512MB memory.. i think it will fit in your budget, the rest of you system looks good for RACE

    good luck
     
  3. Nigel Atkins

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    is the 7900GT a PCI-E card?

    i can get a 7800 GS for £150
     
  4. Bram

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    ehm dunno, wait for the tech duded to reply here :)
     
  5. Jari Vinnari

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  6. Nigel Atkins

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    thanks paarma great info =D>

    is the 1950 clockable? and is it easy to do?

    thanks Ako :)
     
  7. Jari Vinnari

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    Yes it overlclockable->Overclocking
    and yes its easy to overclock.
     
  8. Nigel Atkins

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    my PSU is a Colorsit 550watt would this be ok for the X1950?

    thanks Ako :)
     
  9. Jari Vinnari

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    Cant really say for sure...sorry. My best guess would be..yes.
     
  10. Nigel Atkins

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    i phoned overclockers and i need a psw with at least 20amps on the 12v rail and mine is 30amps, so all being well i should have my new GPU up and running for tonights tornement :)

    thanks Ako
     
  11. Jari Vinnari

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    =D>
     
  12. Nigel Atkins

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    bloody computers ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

    i installed the card, rebotted my pc started up race and was just changing the graphics settings and my pc shut its self down :-s

    after 3 attempts i have now put my old card back in but was to late for the tornament :-({|=
     
  13. Neutronblaster_64bit

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    sound like an insufficient power problem to me
     
  14. Nigel Atkins

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    correct =D>

    just fitted a corsair 520w and alls good again :)
     
  15. Jari Vinnari

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    I was affraid that it would happend. You never know for sure with these things.
     
  16. FOG-Racecarmike

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    Glad you got it sorted dude, shame about having to spend more money to get it though...
     
  17. Nigel Atkins

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    thanks :)

    hopfully i have spent wisely, the new psu has a 5 yr warrenty, in 2yrs or so i want to build a new pc with twin gpu. now i already have the psu for it \:D/
     
  18. Nigel Atkins

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    [Central Topic] What Videocard Should I Buy?

    my current 8600GT is just not good enough, i`m sick of constant screen freezers and am looking for something to replace it with.
    i only play racing games Evo and rFactor mainly.

    Gigabyte GA-G33m-DS2R
    Intel core 2 E4500 @2.2GHZ
    Kingston PC2-6400 CL5 (4x1GB)
    Corsair HX520W PSU

    i recon i`ve got around £250 to spend, i have no preforance over nVidia or ATI i just want something reliable and no more screen freezers.

    Cheers Nigel :hug-right:
     
  19. Abdul Al-Amry

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    Hi Nigel,

    I am in the process of building a pc. From the recommendation and based on the price range you have, go for the ATI HD4870 1 GB.
     
  20. Damian Henderson

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