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Old 10-23-2004, 12:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New graphics card

Its about time I updated my card as I would like to be able to play new games well. I am looking for a pretty good card but there are just so many out I dunno where to start. Anyone got any suggestions for about £270/$490 budget?


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Old 10-23-2004, 12:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First off, what is your computer specs. It makes no sense to upgrade to a killer vid card if you system can't keep up with it. Post your specs here so we can see. But for $490, you can buy a Nvidia 6800GT that would rock the house for a long time. BUT, you need to have a good comp to keep up. So post those specs plz.

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Old 10-23-2004, 12:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The 6800GT is a great card, but it depends on what you will be doing with that good of a card, you might not need to spend all of your money if you just need some basic graphics capabilities.
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Old 10-23-2004, 12:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 10-23-2004, 12:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thats almost just like my rig, although I don't see why you would go all out on your other components and get a GeForce 4 MX card. Anyway, get a 6800GT. It will turn that into a killer system.
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Old 10-23-2004, 01:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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might want to add an additional 512

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