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Wanted: AGP Graphics card pref 512MB £60.00

magicone Avatar
8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months agoFeedback:6 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
This is my current setup and was wondering if I could get a better graphics card?

AMD Sempron 3400+
Vista Home Premium
2GB(2x 1Gb) PC-3200 400MHz DDR memory
Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Music OEM Soundcard
Leadtek WinFast AGP 7600 GT 256MB DDR3 AGP
48x32x48x CD-RW drive
240gb(1sata 80gb and 2x80gb ide drives)
external 250gb hard drive(USB 2.0)

I am hoping for a 512MB graphics card for improvement ...also need a DVI connector so I can hook up my Sammy 26 inch LCD TV.

If you think that my current graphics card is going to be the best available for my setup, please let me know!

If not I am looking to spend £50-60 inc delivery.
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Will pay by Paypal.
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months agoFeedback:6 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#1
To be honest mate you'll probably be best off putting the £60 towards a new PC
#3
if you get a new pc, ill take your ram
#4
i would pay of course, not just gonna knick it lol
banned#5
Cluffy321
i would pay of course, not just gonna knick it lol


yoink!!! lol
#6
X1950 Pro AGP 512Mb GDDR3 = £57.58 (with the free delivery option)

I think the best AGP card available at present is a HD 3850.

What model Samsung LCD TV do you have?
#7
Crossbow
X1950 Pro AGP 512Mb GDDR3 = £57.58 (with the free delivery option)

I think the best AGP card available at present is a HD 3850.

What model Samsung LCD TV do you have?


LE26R74BDX...I think that is right!
#8
RedIron
To be honest mate you'll probably be best off putting the £60 towards a new PC


That is fair enough :thumbsup:

Whats the minimum I need to spend to get myself a decent gaming desktop, in your opinion?
#9
probs about 250
#10
I reckon it would be worth buying the graphics card too Cluffy321... lol?
#11
timothyw9
I reckon it would be worth buying the graphics card too Cluffy321... lol?


Haha I aint selling it yet!:w00t:
#12
magicone;2977182
also need a DVI connector so I can hook up my Sammy 26 inch LCD TV......LE26R74BDX...I think that is right!
Do you mean a DVI to VGA adapter? If yes, they're available on eBay for ~£1.50 (UK sellers).

magicone;2977213
Whats the minimum I need to spend to get myself a decent gaming desktop, in your opinion?
I'd say closer to £400-450, with a Q6600 & 8800GT/HD 4850 - e.g. get this £299Dell Inspiron 530 - then replace PSU (if necessary), & install a 8800GT/HD 4870 (PSU upgrade for the graphics card).
banned#13
adapter comes with that card i posted link for above. Its a good card. powerful too needs linked to pcs power supply :p
#14
salder21;2977629
adapter comes with that card i posted link for above. Its a good card. powerful too needs linked to pcs power supply :p
It's OK - not really 'gaming' standard though - benchmark comparison of the cards. For only £7-8 more, the X1950 Pro is a much better card. An adapter will probably also come with the card I suggested.

Good point about the PSU though :thumbsup:. Magicone, what PSU do you have? Make & model number please.
#15
Crossbow
It's OK - not really 'gaming' standard though - benchmark comparison of the cards. For only £7-8 more, the X1950 Pro is a much better card. An adapter will probably also come with the card I suggested.

Good point about the PSU though :thumbsup:. Magicone, what PSU do you have? Make & model number please.


This is my computer here

Also fitted Hiper 530W Black Type-R Modular PSU - SLI Certified with Active PFC.
banned#16
Crossbow
It's OK - not really 'gaming' standard though - benchmark comparison of the cards. For only £7-8 more, the X1950 Pro is a much better card. An adapter will probably also come with the card I suggested.

Good point about the PSU though :thumbsup:. Magicone, what PSU do you have? Make & model number please.


cheers :thumbsup: lol. i thought it was with the shader model 4etc just goin on the basis that spiderman3 needed level 3 :p lol
#17
magicone;2977895
Also fitted Hiper 530W Black Type-R Modular PSU - SLI Certified with Active PFC.
That PSU will be more than enough for a X1950 (btw, it can also be used with the quad-core Dell & PCI-E GPUs I suggested).
#18
Crossbow
That PSU will be more than enough for a X1950.


Will it be good enough for the HD3850?

P.S Were you talking about the £299 Dell one from Tesco's direct?
#19
magicone;2978261
Will it be good enough for the HD3850?
Yes, but your CPU will 'bottle-neck' the HD3850 - so may not be worth it. A dual-core CPU will go well with the HD3850.

magicone;2978261
P.S Were you talking about the £299 Dell one from Tesco's direct?
Yes, that's the one. So depending on your future PC, you most likely will be able to use the Hiper PSU with it - thus saving £40-50 in the process.
#20
Crossbow
Yes, but your CPU will 'bottle-neck' the HD3850 - so may not be worth it. A dual-core CPU will go well with the HD3850.

Yes, that's the one. So depending on your future PC, you most likely will be able to use the Hiper PSU with it - thus saving £40-50 in the process.


I seen the Tesco PC for £299 whats the best graphics card out I can buy? I take it, it will not support a HD4780 x2 ? Other than that I guess its a change in PSU thats needed ? Anything else?
#21
Bigfoot600;2978648
I seen the Tesco PC for £299 whats the best graphics card out I can buy? I take it, it will not support a HD4780 x2 ? Other than that I guess its a change in PSU thats needed ? Anything else?
Hardware-wise it'll support a HD 4870X2, but physically it most probably won't be able to fit in that case!

Any single-slot PCI-E card should be OK though - by single-slot, I mean the back-plate. You can also fit a dual-slot graphics card, but would need sufficient space below the PCI-E slot (check this before buying the GPU). One of the best price-performance cards at present is a HD4870 (Edit: or a GTX260 if you can get it for a similar price).

Apart from the PSU* change, I'd also increase the RAM to at least 3Gb on the £299 Dell (thanks, have now corrected the link in my other post).

* Make sure the PSU you'll be getting has the correct & sufficient number of PCI-E connectors for the GPU you're going to install. Some cards require 2x6pin, some 1x6pin & 1x8pin.
#22
Crossbow
Hardware-wise it'll support a HD 4870X2, but physically it most probably won't be able to fit in that case!

Any single-slot PCI-E card should be OK though - by single-slot, I mean the back-plate. You can also fit a dual-slot graphics card, but would need sufficient space below the PCI-E slot (check this before buying the GPU). One of the best price-performance cards at present is a HD4870 (Edit: or a GTX260 if you can get it for a similar price).

Apart from the PSU* change, I'd also increase the RAM to at least 3Gb on the £299 Dell (thanks, have now corrected the link in my other post).

* Make sure the PSU you'll be getting has the correct & sufficient number of PCI-E connectors for the GPU you're going to install. Some cards require 2x6pin, some 1x6pin & 1x8pin.


Has this PC got a better spec do you reckon?
#23
THIS is better buy you will need a os
Add the 8800 for ebuyer and your good to go for a few years
#24
djnaff
THIS is better buy you will need a os
Add the 8800 for ebuyer and your good to go for a few years


Cool, I will check that one out.

Thanks all by the way for your help!
#25
I think I may go for the tesco one...is that the best desktop I am gonna get for under 300 notes?
#26
bump..........
#27
magicone;2982714
I think I may go for the tesco one...is that the best desktop I am gonna get for under 300 notes?
I'd say most probably, yes.

djnaff;2979670
THIS is better buy you will need a os
Add the 8800 for ebuyer and your good to go for a few years
Not sure how that's a better buy, when it costs £38 more & you'll still need an OS, better PSU & GPU.

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