Budget gaming graphics £60


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must be no more than £60! (yes i know stingy)

if possible refer links from ebuyer because i get free shipping

card interested in:

Xpertvision 8500GT Sonic edition 256MB 128bit DDR3 DVI TVO PCI-E

simply because it has ddr3 ram, SLi, dx10 & pcix16
are the above reasons the right reasons? (is dx10 & ddr3 important for gaming or should i be looking at dx9 ddr2 gpu's in the £60 bracket)

now i am mostly in favour for gaming & good enough gpu for hd videos

so am i right to look into the 8 series, or should i be looking at:

Leadtek WinFast GeForce 7600 GS 256MB DDR2 PCI-E with Silent Heatpipe classic edition

Sapphire HD 2400XT 256MB GDDR3 VGA DVI TVO PCI-E Graphics Card

Sapphire X1650 Pro 512MB 128bit DDR2 Dual DVI TVO PCI-E

HIS X1650Pro IceQ 256MB (128bit) DDR2 PCIe Dual Link DVI & TV (PAL) (RoHS)

Sapphire X1650 Pro Ultimate 256MB GDDR3 DVI TVO PCI E Graphics Card

Sapphire HD 2600 Pro 256MB DDR2 Dual DVI TVO PCI-E Graphics Card

Sapphire RADEON X1650 PRO ATI 256 MB GDDR3 Digital Visual Interface ( HDCP ) HDTV out lite retail PCI-E

any on this link and this link

all opinions are valued as i plan on purchasing v. soon thanks!


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You can get an X1950Pro for £65 ish if you shop around - would be silly not to....


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The 8500Gt is not a good gaming card. Out of the ones you listed, I'd probably most likely go for a Sapphire X1650 Pro. In terms of 256MB versus 512MB it purely depends on the resolution you game at, anything over 1280x1024 then I'd go for the 512MB card.

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