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    Default Sub £100 Graphics Card

    Looking to get a new graphics card as I'm about to ditch my 17" CRT monitor in favour of a 22" TFT and my current ATI Radeon X300 SE just won't cut it. I'd also like to be able to play a few games (and hopefully be able to get fallout 3 running, at least on low settings).

    Now the rest of my set up is admittedly a bit shit.

    AMD Sempron 3000+
    1 GB DDR 400 ram (will shortly be upgrading to 3GB)

    I was thinking this one - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Any good?

    (I realise that my GPU will most likely outperform the rest of my PC but I plan on upgrading the rest of the components eventually)

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    Default Re: Sub £100 Graphics Card

    That is a pretty good card, tbh if u go to dabs and ebuyer and sort by price then you will prolly find the best card for under a ton.

    Unless you fancy taking potluck over at fleabay

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    Default Re: Sub £100 Graphics Card

    My money would go on a Radeon 4830, or if you can stretch your budget a little, a Radeon 4850. Both of these cards will outperform the 9600GT by some margin in most games - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Take a look here for benchmarks - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Default Re: Sub £100 Graphics Card

    ahh the old ati vs nvidia

    almost as old as pc vs mac

    personally nvidia for me every time, but please ensure you are runnig nforce/nvidia motherboard chipset for best results

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    Default Re: Sub £100 Graphics Card

    I've been happy with nvidia for ages (never bought a top end card myself though). However, from what I've been reading, nvidia were in the lead performance wise for ages, but the the top end, nvidia can no longer compete with ati.

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    Default Re: Sub £100 Graphics Card

    just bought a ati hd 3850 well made up with it. from e-buyer btw.

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    Default Re: Sub £100 Graphics Card

    I'm neither an ATI or Nvidia fan, I simply like to get the card that represents best value for money at the time I buy, and most Nvidia cards don't fall into that category at this moment in time.

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    Default Re: Sub £100 Graphics Card

    Quote Originally Posted by broona View Post
    I'm neither an ATI or Nvidia fan, I simply like to get the card that represents best value for money at the time I buy, and most Nvidia cards don't fall into that category at this moment in time.

    not very helpfull to the person looking for card though is it mate ? lol unless u can name one?

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    Default Re: Sub £100 Graphics Card

    Quote Originally Posted by broona View Post
    My money would go on a Radeon 4830, or if you can stretch your budget a little, a Radeon 4850. Both of these cards will outperform the 9600GT by some margin in most games - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Take a look here for benchmarks - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Quote Originally Posted by the_wizzard View Post
    not very helpfull to the person looking for card though is it mate ? lol unless u can name one?

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    Default Re: Sub £100 Graphics Card

    Id reccomend a 2nd hand nvidia from the usual sources.
    1. cos itll be cheaper than getting a lesser one brand new
    2. i love em and have had no issues with them

    you should be able to get a 8800 GTS and have money left over or even a GTX or if ya lucky an ultra. Theese are basically the 9 series and cost less than them

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    Default Re: Sub £100 Graphics Card

    Quote Originally Posted by broona View Post


    lmao sorry mate you have my apologies i was tired wen i posted that and i had read full thread too but ill leave it up to show .we are all human only!

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