XFX GeForce 9600GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E graphics card ** With Far Cry 2 FREE ** = £68.99 @ Novatech + Quidco - HotUKDeals
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XFX GeForce 9600GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E graphics card ** With Far Cry 2 FREE ** = £68.99 @ Novatech + Quidco

£68.99 @ Novatech
Choose the 'FREE delivery' option at checkout for this price. 3% Quidco too: http://www.quidco.com/novatech/ (courtesy 1Jim0) **** With Far Cry 2 FREE **** - Retail with PhysX, CUDA & 3D Thi…
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Choose the 'FREE delivery' option at checkout for this price.

3% Quidco too: http://www.quidco.com/novatech/ (courtesy 1Jim0)

**** With Far Cry 2 FREE **** - Retail with PhysX, CUDA & 3D

This card is SLI-ready.

"The NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512MB graphics card offers a powerfully immersive entertainment experience designed for high-definition gaming and video playback. Play the hottest Microsoft® DirectX 10 games with awesome speed and watch the latest HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc movies with brilliant clarity, powered by the revolutionary PureVideo HD engine. Couple two NVIDIA GeForce 9600 graphics cards together with an NVIDIA nForce motherboard for an optimal graphics platform, giving you the gaming horsepower to handle the most demanding games with NVIDIA SLI technology. With the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, amazing graphics performance is now within your reach."

Chipset: nVidia Geforce 9600GT
Video Memory Installed: 512MB DDR3
Core Clock Speed: 670MHz
Memory Clock Speed: 1800MHz
Shader Clock: 1625MHz
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Cooling: Fansink
Features: Shader Model 4.0, UltraShadow II Technology, Intellisample 4.0 technology, nVidia PureVideo Technology
Connectors: 1 Dual-Link DVI-I, TV Out
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#1
hot deal nice find
#2
Why are all these amazing GFX card deals comign out after I bought one O___O
#3
Daniablo
Why are all these amazing GFX card deals comign out after I bought one O___O


which one did you get, i got the bfg ocz thechnology one
#4
Your better off with a 8800GT.
#5
Vegeta
Your better off with a 8800GT.


For the same money ?
#6
Hot price, but why does XFX fans sound like sound like a blow dryer :x

This deal don't include postage. Should be updated to £75.88
#7
bigg! h+r
#8
asusboy
Hot price, but why does XFX fans sound like sound like a blow dryer :x


Try updating your driver ,Sometimes this can include an improved
thermal control,
#9
seems good to me :). if only i could get a decent graphics card that would actually go into a laptop :(
#10
tonyg1962
Try updating your driver ,Sometimes this can include an improved
thermal control,

The driver software does not have options to control the fan (I dont think). Their is a hardware add-on if you register.

It is pretty loud, came downstairs and thought my kettle was on in the next room.
banned#11
asusboy
Hot price, but why does XFX fans sound like sound like a blow dryer :x

This deal don't include postage. Should be updated to £75.88


Submit a ticket to XFX support and they'll send you a transistor to slow the fan down makes it whisper quiet and my temperature hasn't been affected :thumbsup:
banned#12
man i really feel like buying one now! h=r
#13
tonyg1962
For the same money ?


When there is stock then yes...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/336118/novatech-geforce-8800gt-512mb-gddr3/

:)
#14


Yes but they will never be in stock as they are discontinued
#15
How can I tell if my current PC will accept this card?

My PC is fairly basic, but would like to be able to improve it's capabilities to play games.

Debating wheather to upgrade or invest in a new machine.

With the risk ob been ridiculed here is my current setup:

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2.) Current speed 1990Mhz, Cache Size 512Kb

Memory: 2gb (Max)

MS Windows XP Home Edition.
#16
Yellow Dog
How can I tell if my current PC will accept this card?


Goto http://www.cpuid.com and download CPU-Z for free. Run it and then goto the "Mainboard" tab and and look near the bottom section where it says "Graphic Interface" -> "Version". If it says PCI-Express then you can use this card and get a nice boost in games. If it says anything with AGP or just PCI in it then you can't :thumbsup:
#17
asusboy;4331957
This deal don't include postage. Should be updated to £75.88
Free delivery option with this - please see the 1st line in the post.

tonyg1962;4332337
Yes but they will never be in stock as they are discontinued
They [the 8800GT] were available for £20 more about a week ago.

Novatech is good with these things & would've mentioned 'no stock' or similar if they weren't getting any in.

Anyway, we shall have to wait & see, & is better to place an order [for the 8800GT] at this price than at a higher price in the future :thumbsup:
#18
Yellow Dog
How can I tell if my current PC will accept this card?

My PC is fairly basic, but would like to be able to improve it's capabilities to play games.

Debating wheather to upgrade or invest in a new machine.

With the risk ob been ridiculed here is my current setup:

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2.) Current speed 1990Mhz, Cache Size 512Kb

Memory: 2gb (Max)

MS Windows XP Home Edition.


It depends what games you want to play if its anything modern then you will need a new setup really if you want to play older games it may be worth looking into a cheaper ati 3000 series card which are quite cheap these days.
#19
Yellow Dog;4332378
How can I tell if my current PC will accept this card?
Tell us the make & model of you power supply (PSU) too. This isn't a power-hungry card, but will require at least one dedicated PCI-E 6pin connector. If you're PSU doesn't have this connector, but is relatively powerful, you may get away with the appropriate adapter.

Remember, you could possibly get a better card for the same money: [COLOR=#123889]Novatech GeForce 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E graphics card 'PRE-ORDER' = £68.99 @ Novatech[/COLOR]. This will need a good PSU, & using an adapter is not recommended.
#20
Cuddy
Goto http://www.cpuid.com and download CPU-Z for free. Run it and then goto the "Mainboard" tab and and look near the bottom section where it says "Graphic Interface" -> "Version". If it says PCI-Express then you can use this card and get a nice boost in games. If it says anything with AGP or just PCI in it then you can't :thumbsup:


Did what you said, but bottom panels are all blank.

As regards PSU, where do I get this info?

Thanks to you guys for your help/advice.

Guess I'm expecting too much from and ageing PC.
#21
Possibly not supported? Try SIW.

Regards the PSU, you'll need to open the case & have a look at the PSU's label.
#22
Yellow Dog
Did what you said, but bottom panels are all blank.


Ok, go back to the same tab and tell me what is says at the top for motherboard and model :)
#23
My son has a Dell Dimension PC with a 0HJ054 motherboard (which has a PCI-E slot). Does anyone know if this card will fit as there is very little space between the CPU heatsink/fan enclosure and the free PCI-E slot
#24
Good price.
#25
Frank Booth;4332978
My son has a Dell Dimension PC with a 0HJ054 motherboard (which has a PCI-E slot). Does anyone know if this card will fit as there is very little space between the CPU heatsink/fan enclosure and the free PCI-E slot
Might be OK if it has a 16x PCI-E slot, but the PSU will need to have a dedicated 6pin PCI-E connector. If not, you'll need to use a series of adapters/converters depending on what's available - minimum of 2x 4pin molex power OR 2x SATA power connectors required.

Also see Installing a PCI Express Card (for the Dimension 5150, which I'm assuming it is).

Edit: In addition, let's hope this is a single-slot card (the pic isn't always correct!), otherwise it may not physically fit at all.
banned#26
whats better this one or the 8800 gt?
#27
Hackintosh;4333458
whats better this one or the 8800 gt?
The 8800GT :thumbsup:
#28
I remember reading in Custom PC that this card is great for SLI setups in terms of cost and performance gains. With a free copy of Fry Cry 2, pretty good deal to me!
#29
how comes this isn't as good as the 8800gt? isn't the 8800 older?
#30
orochiguyver
how comes this isn't as good as the 8800gt? isn't the 8800 older?


it is older, but th 8800GT more processing power and it is aimed more at heavy use gamers
#31
orochiguyver
how comes this isn't as good as the 8800gt? isn't the 8800 older?



Just because the card is older, doesn't mean it's slower.

I might be wrong and correct me if I am, both 8800GT and 9600GT uses the same 65nm manufactoring process but the 9600GT has only 64 stream processors while the 8800GT has 112 stream processors. To compensate the loss of stream processors on the 9600GT, on some boards they have higher clock frequencies to compensate this.

In this case, the 8800GT is slightly faster than the 9600GT but I have read that the 9600GT scales better on SLI than the 8800GT.
#32
AugQX
it is older, but th 8800GT more processing power and it is aimed more at heavy use gamers


Ah ok cheers for the info. Illogical from the company view point as i assumed the GT etc letters mean they are the same family (i.e. for gaming etc) but thanks that clears it up for me.

How much power would this or the 8800 need? I've got a 350 power supply
#33
Paid less than this from novatech 3 months ago for the same card i think i paid £58
#34
Cuddy
Ok, go back to the same tab and tell me what is says at the top for motherboard and model :)


Manufacturer: MSI
Model: AMETHYST-M 1.0
Chipset: ATI Xpress 200 (RS480)
Southbridge: ATI SB400
LPCIO: SMSC LPC47M192


Property Value
Manufacturer MSI
Model AMETHYST-M
Version 1.0
Serial Number

North Bridge ATI Xpress 200 (RS480) Revision 10
South Bridge ATI SB400 Revision 10

CPU AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
Cpu Socket Socket 939

System Slots 3 PCI

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 2048 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 4096 MBytes
Memory Slots 4
Error Correction None

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed
#35
orochiguyver
Ah ok cheers for the info. Illogical from the company view point as i assumed the GT etc letters mean they are the same family (i.e. for gaming etc) but thanks that clears it up for me.

How much power would this or the 8800 need? I've got a 350 power supply


I used this before and it gave me a rough guide to see if I had the adequate PSU:

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

If the link don't work properly, just click on the free option and it'll take you to the online PSU calculator.
#36
Yellow Dog;4334521
Manufacturer: MSI
Model: AMETHYST-M 1.0
Chipset: ATI Xpress 200 (RS480)
Southbridge: ATI SB400
LPCIO: SMSC LPC47M192
If it's a Dell 5150 with a 16x PCI-E 1.0a slot, with at least a 300W Dell PSU with the necessary connectors free (as mentioned in this post), there's every reason it should work.

However, this is a PCI-E 2.0 card & people have known to have had issues with the PCWorld 8800 series PCI-E 2.0 cards posted recently. It's supposed to be backward-compatible, but either this or their PSUs weren't up to scratch. In short, it is a risk whether this will work in the Dell or not.

Let me know if you'd like to proceed further - this time you'll need to tell me the PSU wattage & free power connectors.
#37
anti5580;4334591
I used this before and it gave me a rough guide to see if I had the adequate PSU:

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

If the link don't work properly, just click on the free option and it'll take you to the online PSU calculator.


Can you explain how it works, I've filled out the info and calculated with the answer showing 192w. Is this good or bad?
#38
mudddy
Can you explain how it works, I've filled out the info and calculated with the answer showing 192w. Is this good or bad?


Depending on what you selected, your setup approximately requires a minimum 192w PSU. Don't forget other factors such as you probably selected only 90% load and the recommended PSU rating is based on the selected components only and does not include monitor, printer or any other electronic devices that are not a part of the eXtreme Power Supply Calculator.

I would add another 20-30% on top of that to be on the safe side.
#39
Not sure what psu I have its a Dell machine E520 E4300 cpu. One of MikeT's specials:thumbsup:
1 Like #40
Yellow Dog
Manufacturer: MSI
Model: AMETHYST-M 1.0
Chipset: ATI Xpress 200 (RS480)
Southbridge: ATI SB400
LPCIO: SMSC LPC47M192


I found the manual for that exact motherboard...

http://217.110.237.67/Manuals/7184-engl%20v1.x.pdf

...and it says it has a PCI-Express 16x v1.0a. I've got an older rig that also has a v1.0a slot and it runs an 9800GT just fine and so this 9600GT should be ok on your motherboard too.

Follow Crossbow's advice and find out your PSU's wattage when you can :)

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