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nathan g

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Hi all

Just a quick question

I am looking to upgrade my graphics card as at present i have an ATI Radeon 9600 XT which i understand is a low to mid-range card. I am looking to get a mid-to high range card and am willing to spend up to £200.
I have been looking at the Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT 256mb and also the ATI Radeon 9800 XT 256mb.

http://cgi.ebay.co.u.....AMEWA:IT&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.co.u.....AMEWA:IT&rd=1

Which card do you think is better or do you have any other suggestions?
Help would be very much appreciated.

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Good you did the first step.....( RESERACH )... :tazz:

Now... if you know your system spec... then it off to the races.
plse check with manufactor, before you buy... any of today graphic
card come with the min reqmnts... once you find ( YOUR CHOICE )..

then it all good...

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nathan g

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OK cool

My specs
AMD 2800+ (2GHZ)
1.5 GB DDR RAM
ATI Radeon 9600 XT
Asus MOBO with one free AGP slot

So anyone got any suggestions baring in mind that i am willing to spend £200?

What do you think of the Nvidia 6600GT or ATI radeon 9800XT?
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£200, easy choice an x800pro or xl they are mostly under 200 and better than a 6600GT. But gfx buying i would put off for a bit there is rumours that there will be quite big price cuts when the new ATI r520core cards are released.

Oh yeah i wouldnt buy from ebay it int cheaper and you should never buy second hand PC parts. Ebuyer is cheap overclockers.co.uk has the best hardware selection.

Edited by warriorscot, 21 September 2005 - 10:18 AM.

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nathan g

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Ok thats cool but i cant seem to be able to find a x800pro or xl for £200 or less anywhere.

You know of anywhere they sell these at this price?

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nathan g

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OK Thanks Warriorscot for your help and i know you said not to buy off ebay but this is brand new x800 pro. What do you think of price?

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http://cgi.ebay.co.u...bayphotohosting
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That one looks like it off one of the small time seller folks it should be ok.
Loads on here http://www.overclock...#agx_2d092_2dsp and ebay has some more as well. HIS ones are the business if you can afford it.
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ok cool but the link you have given me is to PCIE cards and i have an AGP slot only.

Got any other suggestions?

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The agp versions of x800 seem a bit too expensive, i was told these are just as powerful, what do you think and which one is best?

http://www.overclock...ce_6800_GT.html

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