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    Guys,

    Looking to upgrade my PC graphics card (which is 4 years old now!). Looking to support two 22 or 24inch monitors running at fairly high resolution (1920x1080) and spend about £100 max if possible. I don't game at all and don't intend to.

    I'm setting up my PC to be able to work from home for a couple of hours in the evening so I can get home a bit earlier.

    My PC is a dual core E6700 with an abit AB9 Pro motherboard running 2GB ram on windows 7 64bit (rig is 3 years old).

    I've got a BFG GeForce 7800 GTX at the moment - so anything I put in will be an upgrade!

    What would people's suggestions be? I think I can only run one PCI express card. Also - the obvious question - nvidia or ATI?

    Any help much appreciated.
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    Default Re: New graphics card (s) for £100 max

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    and its directx 11 aswel

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    Default Re: New graphics card (s) for £100 max

    nvidia 450 gtx in ur price range
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    if you can push a bit more cash
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    Thanks guys - both nvidia products - do I sense they're infront at the moment?

    W.O.B. - am I going to see any real increase in performance spending the extra £50, given I'm not gaming? Would it be better spent on an extra 2gb of RAM?

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    Nivid 450 card and ram a better option for u

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    Default Re: New graphics card (s) for £100 max

    Quote Originally Posted by Fresh View Post
    Thanks guys - both nvidia products - do I sense they're infront at the moment?

    W.O.B. - am I going to see any real increase in performance spending the extra £50, given I'm not gaming? Would it be better spent on an extra 2gb of RAM?
    if you dont game then yes go with the 450 & extra ram mate...
    i was under the impression you where a gamer.

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    Default Re: New graphics card (s) for £100 max

    If you're not planning on playing any games the Nvidia 450 gtx is still an overkill. The Nvidia 240/220 range or low end ATI card (i.e., from 4350 up...£40 mark) would be a better choice re power requirements & noise:
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    this is also worth a look if you want more than 2 monitors:
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    + runs from just the pci-e slot, dx11...

    Your current 7800 gtx card should be able to power 2 monitors @ 1080p. Have you tried it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattikins View Post
    If you're not planning on playing any games the Nvidia 450 gtx is still an overkill. The Nvidia 240/220 range or low end ATI card (i.e., from 4350 up...£40 mark) would be a better choice re power requirements & noise:
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    this is also worth a look if you want more than 2 monitors:
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    + runs from just the pci-e slot, dx11...

    Your current 7800 gtx card should be able to power 2 monitors @ 1080p. Have you tried it?
    Thanks mate - just looked up what i've got - its actually a BFG 6800 GT - original post was a typo! 3 monitors would be a good option - will look at that.

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    Hello mate, I have a nvidia 260 GTX if your interested for £80

    I ll have to put it on the BST though

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