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Old 08-08-2010, 12:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, so here is my PC spec (vaguely)

Core2 Duo @ 3.00GHz
8800 GT
500W power supply
Not sure about motherboard (any easy way to check?)

I was planning on spending around 100, give or a take few , on a new graphics card and was wondering if somebody could maybe recommend me one? I use my PC for mostly just playing games, had this PC for around 3-4 years now and just want to make it a bit better with the little money I have.


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Old 08-08-2010, 12:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Looking to improve my PC in some way

These are the best cards for the budget; you might be better saving up for a little while longer and getting something better then.
Best Nvidia option (103)
Asus GTS250 1GB GDDR3 DVI VGA HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics.. | Ebuyer.com

Best ATI option, which is a tenner cheaper and slightly faster (90)

If you don't mind saving a bit (this one is 130)

For reference, here is our graphics card performance list:
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Thanks alot Yami you've kinda pointed me in the right direction and that's a good start
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