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Decent Deal for a 8600 GT - £67.38 @ ebuyer

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9y, 3m agoFound 9 years, 3 months ago
This is my first deal, so please be gentle with me.

Was looking for the cheapest good upgrade from the 7600gs that I currently have. £67.38 Delivered from Ebuyer for this 8600 GT which from wikipedia seems to be nearly twice as fast in some areas.

Didn't see the GT for a cheaper price delivered elsewhere?

Hope this helps someone.
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#1
Hello forthriot, welcome to the forums. I've added the price and retailer name to the thread title, which we always try to do.
#2
i have an intel core2 duo e6300, 3gb ram, Intel DQ965GF motherboard, 19" Widescreen TFT

would this be work with it? Basically im looking to run C&C3 on it...

thanks
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C&C would look super on it - its runs well on my 6600GT so the 8600 will look even nicer. 8600 has DX10 too so is a nice future proof (well for at least a year!) option. I've checked and you motherboad does have a PCI Express slot os should be fine to slot in.
1 Like #4
A whole penny cheaper at Amazon... :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Inno3D-Geforce-8600GT-1400MHz-Graphics/dp/B000Q2OIHI

More info from the company:

http://www.inno3d.com/products/graphic_card/gf8/8600gt.htm

My guess would be the same as bigdannyb, C&C3 would look great on this with your set-up. Tried looking for some benchmarks and reviews on the card, but not a lot out there. I've used Inno3D cards before and never had problems with them and the reviews on Ebuyer are favourable!
#5
thanks for the info guys!

yea i got a birthday coming up next week as well so this is perfect timing!! I'll let you know how it runs once i get it up and running!! :-D :-D
#6
I wouldn't worry about DX10 - CustomPC magazine had a play with some DX10 games on top of the range cards and they really struggled to perform. Their opinion was that the current hardware may give DX10 support but they aren't up to the performance needed.
Still a great price for a card for DX9 games though.
#7
bjmcghee
A whole penny cheaper at Amazon... :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Inno3D-Geforce-8600GT-1400MHz-Graphics/dp/B000Q2OIHI

More info from the company:

http://www.inno3d.com/products/graphic_card/gf8/8600gt.htm

My guess would be the same as bigdannyb, C&C3 would look great on this with your set-up. Tried looking for some benchmarks and reviews on the card, but not a lot out there. I've used Inno3D cards before and never had problems with them and the reviews on Ebuyer are favourable!

Good point! Except no stock (4-6 weeks) - Couple of hundred ready to go on ebuyer.
#8
Ordered this the other day to go with my new e6750 dual core system. From the reviews it seems a brilliant piece of kit at a good price. I'd get this now and then when the 9 series come out think about upgrading then.
banned#9
I used the first batch of DX9 cards, they were useless at actual DX9 features.
#10
personally id go for the following at £70.49


OcUK ATI Radeon X1950 Pro 256MB GDDR3 HDTV/DVI

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-063-OK


It is a faster card, upto 50% faster on some games, and faster generally on most games
#11
The X1950 is a more powerful card, as are the 7900 series cards. But they don't support Dx10. That can be an important consideration when buying a card now as we are now getting Dx10 capable games.

But remember, to use Dx10 you need to be running Vista, not XP.
#12
forthriot
Good point! Except no stock (4-6 weeks) - Couple of hundred ready to go on ebuyer.


I was joking about the penny thing. :giggle:
#13
Any considerations on the noise produced on the respective fans?
#14
C&C3 runs on anything - well damn near. I only have am old P4, 9800pro and it runs C&C near max settings.
#15
the 2600xt performs very similarly if you want an ATI card.

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/130589

It's £6 cheaper
#16
I thought about this very card but bang for buck the x1950 pro still is the best and developers will still have to support dx9 for a long time yet.
Comparison here
http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html?modelx=33&model1=725&model2=855&chart=318
I got the sapphire for 80 quid delivered today from ebuyer(they bumped it up £7 since cheeky) as nice retail card with all bits,better cooler and 2yr warranty better deal than than ocuk bare model i thought.
The jetway x1950 pro here would do the job for about £72 delivered.
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards/PCI-E/ATI+Radeon+X1900+Series/Jetway+ATi+Radeon+X1950+Pro+256MB+?productId=27834
suspended#17
no doubt this isnt a bad price but the product sucks, its **** in dx9 and crapyer in dx10 its not realy ment for hardcore games its built for the archetech and HDCP and encoding the 9600s are more bang for ur bug id say, they are actuly near the speeds of the 8800s 128steam processors :), onyl lke £65 to, still voted hot as its decent price
#18
Hudson92
no doubt this isnt a bad price but the product sucks, its **** in dx9 and crapyer in dx10 its not realy ment for hardcore games its built for the archetech and HDCP and encoding the 9600s are more bang for ur bug id say, they are actuly near the speeds of the 8800s 128steam processors :), onyl lke £65 to, still voted hot as its decent price


What a Nonsense you make of the card! I have a more advanced card,but why do you slag of this card ? Learn to spell correctly before knocking an affordable card! Voted hot & appropriate feedbck left. Try growing up & helping the younger members! :lazy:
#19
I built a system for a M8 using a 8600gt, and it could run Colin McRae Dirt no probs. Good price.
#20
These are a good deal if you're buying a cheapo Dell, since they don't require an external PSU
#21
Toms hardware is a respected site and for the money recommend the 8600GT - http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-video-cards-money-UK,review-2379-2.html
but if you can one of better recommended cards for the money go for it - isnt Halo gonna be DX10 only ? - worth going for one for that IMO.
#22
bigdannyb
Toms hardware is a respected site and for the money recommend the 8600GT - http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-video-cards-money-UK,review-2379-2.html
but if you can one of better recommended cards for the money go for it - isnt Halo gonna be DX10 only ? - worth going for one for that IMO.


I take it you mean Halo 2 as Halo has been out for the pc for about 3 years now. Halo 2 is already out for the pc and it is Vista only but I dont think it requires a DX10 card. All the reviews point out that this new pc version doesnt use any of the power or graphics capability a modern pc can handle. You will be basically playing the old xbox version with a few tweeks and be able to use a keyboard and mouse.
Releasing Halo 2 on vista is really only a plee for microsoft to get people to buy their bug ridden new OS.
I've been a heavy PC gamer for years and own a 7900 GS and everything runs fine on mine, DIRT is running at High as is everything else. I see no point in upgrading to DX10 yet, theres hardly any games that utilise it yet.
#23
Skywalker07
I take it you mean Halo 2 as Halo has been out for the pc for about 3 years now. Halo 2 is already out for the pc and it is Vista only but I dont think it requires a DX10 card. All the reviews point out that this new pc version doesnt use any of the power or graphics capability a modern pc can handle. You will be basically playing the old xbox version with a few tweeks and be able to use a keyboard and mouse.
Releasing Halo 2 on vista is really only a plee for microsoft to get people to buy their bug ridden new OS.
I've been a heavy PC gamer for years and own a 7900 GS and everything runs fine on mine, DIRT is running at High as is everything else. I see no point in upgrading to DX10 yet, theres hardly any games that utilise it yet.

Yeah but in the price bracket its perfomance is comparable to the others so you may as well get one that does support the new technology. Just checked HAlo 2 isnt DX10 only just vista only - there were a lot of early rumours suggesting this but this didnt happen. Presumably as MS have wanted to use halo as a means of shifting vista and they know not many people have DX10 cards. I agree theres no point for you to upgrade but if your upgrading from onboard graphs like the OP is for ~60 quid then this is a good option.
#24
i wouldn't touch any of the cards for dx10 that are out now. you might as well be running a 5200 in dx9 its about the same thing... the only reason to get the new cards is to play dx9 .......getting them for dx10 is not worth the effort

get the deal cells mentioned . will run extremely fast .. use it for a year THEN get a dx10 card ...... there might actually be some games to play then ;)
#25
bigdannyb
Yeah but in the price bracket its perfomance is comparable to the others so you may as well get one that does support the new technology. Just checked HAlo 2 isnt DX10 only just vista only - there were a lot of early rumours suggesting this but this didnt happen. Presumably as MS have wanted to use halo as a means of shifting vista and they know not many people have DX10 cards. I agree theres no point for you to upgrade but if your upgrading from onboard graphs like the OP is for ~60 quid then this is a good option.


Yeah I agree, if your going from on board graphs it will make an astonishing difference! Still impressed with my 7900 as I can run DIRT at high which is almost identical to the xbox 360 version. A good card is essential for playing games properly, as well is memory - STALKER was very sluggish when I was running 1 gig, with 2 gig in it runs perfect.

The top end DX10 cards such as the 8800's are starting to fall in price, when I last looked a few months back I found a BFG 8800 for I think £180.
They are probably even cheaper now.

Oh and a point about Halo 2, if you search enough on google and some other sites you can obtain a patch to make it run under XP. I think you loose the online mode, but hey it's a step in the right direction.
There is also a similar patch out for Shadowrun.
#26
I'm not sure why we always get the same people rubbishing graphics cards when great deals like this come up. At under £70, you get a card which plays pretty much everything with high/max settings at anything up to 12x10 or 720p and is extremely quiet. I can't imagine anyone in the market for a card at this price range is going to be gaming at insane resolutions.

An excellent mid-range card at a bargain price. Good find.
#27
Just ordered one, Thanks to the OP
#28
I think the X1950 Pro from Aria http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards/PCI-E/ATI+Radeon+X1900+Series/Jetway+ATi+Radeon+X1950+Pro+256MB+?productId=27834
for £64.95 before delivery well outperforms the 8600 GT, just look at the link to Toms Hardware and see the difference, at least 25% faster.

The only drawback as has been previously mentioned is the "lack" of DX10, but as already pointed out, there is only one game which is DX10 only (well Vista only, but DX10 only works under Vista anyway so samething!) is Halo 2.

DX9 games will be around and developed for at least another couple of years, remember it takes at least a year or so for games to be developed and they will always aim at the bulk of the installed base which is DX9 !
#29
Shadowrun is Dx10. Not that it's a great game, but there you go.

What's makes Dx10 an important consideration is if you don't plan on upgrading your graphics card again in a year. If you are happy to get another card next year and don't want to play Halo 2 or Shadowrun then get yourself a good Dx9.0c card and have fun and enjoy the higher framerate at the expense of future compatibility you will make up for with a future purchase.

Considering not everyone wants to buy a card every year or plans to use a card for a few years (I use old cards in secondary/tertiary machines) the future is can be a consideration - but other people just ebay their old card. Only you know what you plan to do.
#30
Considering not everyone wants to buy a card every year or plans to use a card for a few years (I use old cards in secondary/tertiary machines) the future is can be a consideration - but other people just ebay their old card. Only you know what you plan to do.[/QUOTE]


wise words just one problem with that, which blooming card do i buy! considering im still playing halo to death (original) on a radeon x1300 pro i will let you guess, gotta go, i need to jump in a banshee and plough up a few yankies :)
suspended#31
Nitro111
What a Nonsense you make of the card! I have a more advanced card,but why do you slag of this card ? Learn to spell correctly before knocking an affordable card! Voted hot & appropriate feedbck left. Try growing up & helping the younger members! :lazy:


sorry if i was to bad on the card, i went to far, but i did say it was a great price. Yes this card is amazing for the casual gamers but for hardcore its good but not the best, sure i would get it im still on a bloody ati 9600XT xD
its just that it lacks some power which can be seen in benchmark results, and yes avoid buying dx10 cards i would till dx10 games are readily avalible, because this card wasnt realy ment to perform amazing in dx10/9 then its not incredibly future proof.
#32
Does anyone know the subscore which Windows Vista say's when it rates a Graphics Card? I need to be more than 3.5 sub score for Gaming graphics + Graphics as it needs to be better than my current Graphics Card.
#33
BadBoyTC
Does anyone know the subscore which Windows Vista say's when it rates a Graphics Card? I need to be more than 3.5 sub score for Gaming graphics + Graphics as it needs to be better than my current Graphics Card.


it iwill be about a 4.9.

but those numbers are meaningless, check out real benchmarks on real games on tomshardware.com, anandtech.com, etc.

also, why are you upgrading - just for an number in vista?

You must have a goal, to be able to play new games, to get better graphics?

What is it?
#34
dudedude
also, why are you upgrading - just for an number in vista?

Erm, Yeh.
dudedude
You must have a goal, to be able to play new games, to get better graphics?

What is it?

I don;t really play much games on a PC because we have consoles for that but I do occasionally. The reason for me upgrading my graphics is because I think that my ATI Radeon X1300 is a bit out of date and all my friends says 'How could you have an ATi?' and 'Get an Nvidia man.' another reason is that my Graphics Card's fan is quite loud and that's it really.
#35
I don;t really play much games on a PC because we have consoles for that but I do occasionally. The reason for me upgrading my graphics is because I think that my ATI Radeon X1300 is a bit out of date and all my friends says 'How could you have an ATi?' and 'Get an Nvidia man.' another reason is that my Graphics Card's fan is quite loud and that's it really.

In which case you DEFINITELY DON'T need an 8600GT or X1950 Pro. Get yourself a passively cooled Nvidia 7600GT which shouldn't cost too much and will run silent.

Amazon have one at the minute, although it's a little on the steep side compared to the 8600GT:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-GEFORCE-Fatality-EXPRESS-Heatpipe/dp/B000LXPCLI
#36
biglugs1
Amazon have one at the minute, although it's a little on the steep side compared to the 8600GT:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-GEFORCE-Fatality-EXPRESS-Heatpipe/dp/B000LXPCLI

Price: £1,262.21 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery. Yes that is a very hot price!
#37
BadBoyTC
Price: £1,262.21 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery. Yes that is a very hot price!


Uh, yeah. Do avoid buying scam-price hardware off of Amazon folks. I think Dabs has that card for <£60.00. That XFX passively cooled card is a nice version of the 7600GT though, and being passively cooled will be silent. BUT your case needs decent ventilation/airflow or it can cause problems.
#38
Price: £1,262.21 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery. Yes that is a very hot price!

Hot price AND free delivery has got to be worth considering surely!!!
However if all you want is an upgrade from an X1300 I would look for a Gigabyte silentpipe 6600GT on Ebay - there must be some around for next to nowt. I've had one sitting in a box unused for over 9 months, and they're going on Ebay for about £30+del.
#39
Erm, don't you guys mean Halo 3? :thinking:
#40
biglugs1

However if all you want is an upgrade from an X1300 I would look for a Gigabyte silentpipe 6600GT

Na, I wouldn't consider an 6600GT because I want a decent one like the 7600 or the 8600 to run more newer games if I ever want to play em. Another bad thing is that my PC is OEM so it's an OEM case and only 350 Watts power supply. Would I have to replace it?

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