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Old 02-Dec-2003, 19:21   #1
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Graphics Cards?!!!

Which one is best for me to buy, bearing in mind I have an Athlon 1900XP, with 256mb ram (which ill probably be increasing soon)? At the moment i have a 32mb gf2mx400 which is shit, so i just want a better one without blowing the bank on some record setting 3dwhateveritscalled score.

Budget around £100 - £150 max, preferably towards 100 side, and would generally prefer a Geforce as opposed to a Radeon (simply because ive had one before!).

PS - im also told not to buy an MX version of a card - say the GF4 - no matter how cheap and cheerful they appear! ;-)

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well...the GF 4 ti4800 is pretty hefty...but probably a bit outdated or soon to be outdated.

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Erm...wouldn't this be better located in the hardware forum? Oh and also shouldn't the topic be OT?
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Graphics Cards forums your best bet. Any mods want to move this thread there?
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This is the General Discussion forum

I told him to get a Geforce4, as he mainly only really wants it to play CS. I wouldn't risk a Radeon card bearing in mind I get worse fps with a 9800pro compared to a GF3 on dod. But he doesn't want to buy anything second hand.
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Oh man, so tempted to say "*******"

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lemme guess, can we have hangman? I'll have a P brucie!
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no, I'll pass to the next player
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For the £100-150 mark, you just cannot beat the Radeon 9600 Pro, it is quite easily the best value for money card around. It sells for around £115
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yes you can, by getting the 9600xt for 120

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=55188

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Try the Hercules 3D Prophet 9800SE All-in-Wonder 128MB DDR - Retail (GX-027-HE). £162, and apparently, most cards can be soft-modded so the locked 4 pipes are available. Even without that, it's an All-In-Wonder, so it's a damn good value card.
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9600xt get a hercules one or a gigabyte
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Does he really need that just to play cs though ... ?
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Dunno probably with all the fancy shite and bugs they have thrown in for good measure on 1.6 T-Bag..
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well...the GF 4 ti4800 is pretty hefty...but probably a bit outdated or soon to be outdated.

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Erm...wouldn't this be better located in the hardware forum? Oh and also shouldn't the topic be OT?
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well...the GF 4 ti4800 is pretty hefty...but probably a bit outdated or soon to be outdated.

Oh, quick impression, who's this?:

Erm...wouldn't this be better located in the hardware forum? Oh and also shouldn't the topic be OT?
Am i flavour of the month?
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u can have my old gf4 4400 !!
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See munk is nice he'll sell u it for £99.99 now come on its less then £100!!!

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Pfft, you only don't want it because you get shit fps with it, munk!

Besides, isn't it an MX version?
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no

its a GF4 ti 4400 (leadtek)
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for CS I'd get a nvidia 5600 for 120 quid
for quality I'd look at the 9600pro's or XT's for 120 quid
much better buy in the long run tbh
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for CS I'd get a nvidia 5600 for 120 quid
for quality I'd look at the 9600pro's or XT's for 120 quid
much better buy in the long run tbh
Eh? Are the 9600 pro/XTs not good for CS; and what is the difference between them? Is there that big of a difference between GF and Radeon?
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