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    Hi all,

    Anyone had any bad experiences with these?

    I've just ordered a [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] because the price was a steal. I've had a read over at the overclockers forum and they seem quite impressed, for the price.

    Obviously it's not going to compete with the big boys, but just wondering if there's anything I should be wary of?

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    Im after a gc at the mo thease look good for the price but would i have to update my power supply ?
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    * AMD Phenom 9550 Processor
    * 2200 MHz Processor speed
    * Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
    * 4GB Memory
    * 500 GB Hard Disk
    sorry to ask a question on your thread m8 but i think its relevant
    I STINK GET OVER IT !

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    Default Re: Sapphire Graphics Card

    Quote Originally Posted by greens117 View Post
    Im after a gc at the mo thease look good for the price but would i have to update my power supply ?
    specs
    * AMD Phenom 9550 Processor
    * 2200 MHz Processor speed
    * Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
    * 4GB Memory
    * 500 GB Hard Disk
    sorry to ask a question on your thread m8 but i think its relevant
    From what I've read they are very power efficient, and don't need a seperate power source - they get all the need from your PCI slot.

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    Default Re: Sapphire Graphics Card

    would this run up to date games ie crysis ?
    I STINK GET OVER IT !

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    Default Re: Sapphire Graphics Card

    Quote Originally Posted by greens117 View Post
    would this run up to date games ie crysis ?
    On lower settings, yes.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] (this is the 512mb version, not the 1gb)

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    balls i want the best, ill wait till next year
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    Quote Originally Posted by greens117 View Post
    balls i want the best, ill wait till next year
    You wont get the best for 65 notes mate

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    Default Re: Sapphire Graphics Card

    Quote Originally Posted by greens117 View Post
    balls i want the best, ill wait till next year
    If you want to play at 'the best' settings in Crysis, and also get decent frame rates, you need a 4ghz+ CPU and either 2 GTX 280's or 2 4870 X2's, so you might need to save up for a little while!

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    Quote Originally Posted by broona View Post
    If you want to play at 'the best' settings in Crysis, and also get decent frame rates, you need a 4ghz+ CPU and either 2 GTX 280's or 2 4870 X2's, so you might need to save up for a little while!
    bah should of done me homework ,i always build my own pc's i got lazy this time lol went for the cheapo pc bah
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    would this card play HD and blu ray rips well? Looking at getting a card for a media center but want something that does it all, won't be used for games.

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    Default Re: Sapphire Graphics Card

    i just got an email from NVIDIA about a new "NVIDIA SLI with CUDA, and Quadro FX 5800" might be what u neeb (a bit over budget tho)
    The Quadro FX 5800 graphics card offers unprecedented performance and scalability to rapidly visualize and interpret massive datasets that until now were unattainable on a workstation graphics board.

    Offering up to 240 CUDA™ programmable parallel cores and the industries first 4GB of graphics memory, the Quadro FX 5800 graphics card is ideally suited for oil and gas exploration, medical imaging, styling and design, and scientific visualization professionals providing them with visual supercomputing from their desktops delivering results that push visualization beyond traditional 3D. The Quadro FX 5800 is the most powerful professional graphics card in graphics history. Also, check out the Quadro FX 4800!
    still it looks good

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    Default Re: Sapphire Graphics Card

    Quote Originally Posted by theodotcom View Post
    would this card play HD and blu ray rips well? Looking at getting a card for a media center but want something that does it all, won't be used for games.
    Yes mate, it will.

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    Default Re: Sapphire Graphics Card

    check out the nvidia 8500GT its the only cheap card that supports DX10 £45-/+

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    Default Re: Sapphire Graphics Card

    Quote Originally Posted by C3Grimmy View Post
    check out the nvidia 8500GT its the only cheap card that supports DX10 £45-/+
    Most, if not all, new graphics cards support DX10, but most low to mid range cards aren't powerful to implement it smoothly anyway, so it doesn't really matter!

    If it were my money, the only card I'd be buying in the £50 to £75 price range would be the Ati 4670, bargain for what it's capable of.

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