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graphics card for 100 pounds

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by rooney, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. rooney

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    still driving me mad trying to choose what graphics card to buy(and tft another link) my system is
    xp pro
    amd xp2000
    1gig ram
    geforce 2 mx/mx400 current graphics card

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=73762

    the above card is a Aopen Aeolus Fx5700-dv256


    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=61651

    the above card is a PNY Verto Geforce Fx5900XT

    is there much difference in perfmance between the two

    what do you think will i se much difference on my system if i get a card like these as above the games i play(not that often) halo starwars bf aa etc my graphics card at the moment plays all theses games fine just thought its time to update
    i have around a 100 pounds to spare
     
  2. Kopite4Ever

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    dont go for nvidia in this price rangne imo. get a 2nd hand 9800 or new if there is offers on and for that price and will be the best bang for buck card out there at the moment bar the 6800GT. All my opinion of course as ive had 1st hand experience with 9800 :)

    Edit make sure it isnt a 9800SE. they suck !!! 9800 pro will do nicely

    i see u put a 5900 in there and that is the same level as 9800 price wise but is no where near as good as the 9800. im sure others will back me up or hence call me ati fan boy and laugh :laugh: even tho i own a nvidia so no biased opinions here !!!!


    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=67864&item=5129156815&rd=1
     
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    yep, thats right, the 9800 pro is terrific value for money at the moment as it can be picked up from under £100 but give the 5900 a miss as it fares pretty poorly against the 9800.
    Its definitely worth checking out both ati's and nvidias new range of budget cards, particularly the nvidia 6600 range which boasts some impressive benchmarks.
     
  4. Kopite4Ever

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    i dont really think he will need to look at the 6600 as its PCI-E and the agp version isnt available as far as im aware, and unless he bought his mobo within the past 6months that card would be prettty usless. if his budget is 100 and he says he wont be avidly gaming the 9800pro is the right card for him in my opinion
     
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    If you stopped letting your girl go on these shopping trips to the USA you could afford a better card. :D

    There is a OEM version of the card here for £126.84
     
  7. rooney

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    this year i bought 42pe30 scht870 dcr ip1 2 32 ich scheinder tvs and a huge extension am now broke when u say spend a little more how much we talkin and will it make a difference on my pc with my specs
    and the missis is now pregnant due feb next year(little boy loads of cool toys 2 buy) thanks for the link still wondering if i c much diff in perfomance on my pc bearing in mind im just u average pc bloke
     
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  9. rooney

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    final say then boys and girls

    is it gona be Evesham Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB DDR AGP DVI TV-out
    for about 130

    or XFX NVidia Geforce FX 5900XT 128MB
    for about 130

    gona buy 1 pronto let me now what u think

    still wana now as well if im gona c much diff as my system is quite low spec compared with the new stuff
    only running amd 2000
    2 corsair 512 ram
    xp pro

    thanks
     
  10. Kopite4Ever

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    GET THE 9800, GET THE 9800, GET THE 9800 :D
     
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    I second that . GET THE 9800 PRO!! You will notice a difference even with your system:smashin:
     
  12. rooney

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    just ordered the Evesham Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB DDR AGP from lowest on the web should be here on mon/tues will this card let me play games like halo
    on more or less full settings i borowed my matesGeforce FX 5700 / LE 256 and to be honest there was hardly much of a improvement over my geforce 2.is it a case of that graphics card was pap (hopefully the 9800 pro wont be) or is it now a case of my processor holding me back .my mother board is a ecs k7s5a (quite old i know ) i can update to a Athlon XP- 2600 running at 266mhz dont think the motherboard will take any more.if i update to a xp 2600 will i see a improvement or will it be that small i wont notice .or should i wait a bit and buy new motherboard with 64 bit chip


    thanks to every1 whos replied all help apreciated :clap:
     
  13. Kopite4Ever

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    im on a Amd64 bit system and trust me wait its more than worth the money. you wont see much perfromance in windows but gaming wise the A64 cannot be beaten :smashin: im well happy i did it as others are as well
     
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    just got the gc cant belive how much of a diff its made halo is now on max
    plays superb no slowdown

    just gona find a xp2800 with 266mhz to update my pc that will do me for abit then cheers guys
     

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