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Wanted: Nvidia 8600GT or ATI X1950 Pro

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8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks agoFeedback:53 Positive/0 Neutral/1 Negative
Anyone have one for sale? Looking to play some newish games.

Currently have a ATI Radeon X1300Pro in a Dell Vostro and looking to upgrade.

Hoping I dont need a new PSU and can just have a straight swap in and out with the old card.

Let me know what youhave.

Cheers
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8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks agoFeedback:53 Positive/0 Neutral/1 Negative
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#1
ive got an 8600gt in my pc at the moment, how much they worth jst now?
#2
p.s its an msi superclocked one which kicks the **** out of my mates standatd 8600gt
#3
I seen one sold here a few days ago for £20 but the you will need to state a price :thumbsup:
#4
id prob be looking for around 35 for mine. the standard version of mine (albeit silent) is £55 on ebuyer + postage
#5
Have you got a photo of it? Meet halfway at £28?

Cost £40 for a brand new one at pcworld
#6
i dont have a photo as its inside my pc at the moment. pretty standard looking really. sorry ive already made my offer and its the lowest i'll go. by paypal gift or BT
#7
boutie
i dont have a photo as its inside my pc at the moment. pretty standard looking really. sorry ive already made my offer and its the lowest i'll go. by paypal gift or BT


In that case I will politely reject this and will see if anyone else has something :)
1 Like #8
cool, btw you might as well buy the 2600xt. it outperforms the 8600gt and its 23 on novatech.co.uk just now
#9
boutie
cool, btw you might as well buy the 2600xt. it outperforms the 8600gt and its 23 on novatech.co.uk just now


Thanks mate. I'll defo have a look. :)

Here have some rep! :thumbsup:
#10
Do you know what the power rating is of your PSU mate? Like you have noticed this could dictate your choices slightly.

But in all honesty a good PSU is always a good idea, but with the 2600 series you should be fairly ok regardless of PSU.
#11
Spears
Do you know what the power rating is of your PSU mate? Like you have noticed this could dictate your choices slightly.

But in all honesty a good PSU is always a good idea, but with the 2600 series you should be fairly ok regardless of PSU.


I have a stock 300w Dell PSU. The voltage is a little low but Dell has always been a little reserved with their ratings. I think I read that they actually perfom alot better than their wattage would suggest.

Im looking at a ATI 1950 Pro. Think this might be better but am not sure if my PSU will hold out.

Have you got any suggestions to a good but fairly cheap (<£30) PSU? :)
1 Like #12
I have this in my system currently

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124922

It is fairly quiet and runs everything I throw at it, I currently am running an 8800GT.
#13
I used this wattage calculator and entered in everything in my system.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

It says my recommended PSU is 208W and thats with a ATI 1950Pro in there so I guess my 300w will be ok especially with Dell underating thier PSUs.

Thanks Spears, ill have a look at that anyways incase it doesnt work. Rep added mate!
#14
No problem mate, to be honest people do get all excited about PSU's but for the most part the stock PSU will cover what you need. Good luck with the card mate
#15
I use one of these for the past six months with a 8800gt ,nice quiet and cheap,
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=223165
#18
i have a 8800GT 256 mb. It might be a little more expensive then you planned on paying but its well worth it because the performance increase will be huge compared to a 8600GT. I know because i had a 8600GT previous to this.

Its only one month old and i have will send it with box + everything else it came with.

I'll go as cheap as £50 + Postage but defo not any lower.
#19
Hi mate, i know its not much of an upgrade, but i've got a HSI 256MB x1600 you can have for £25.- delivered if you're interested.
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Toybhoy;3506023
I have a stock 300w Dell PSU. The voltage is a little low but Dell has always been a little reserved with their ratings. I think I read that they actually perfom alot better than their wattage would suggest.
You're right - to an extent.....

As you know, you'll be absolutely fine with any card that doesn't require additional power from the PSU.

If your PSU has a dedicated 6-pin PCI-E connector you're in the best position. I've heard of people running a 512Mb 8800GT on a 300W Dell PSU (but I think the minimum requirement is that the Dell PSU has a dedicated PCI-E connector).

For cards requiring PCI-E power, & the Dell PSU not having at least one dedicated PCI-E power connector, you'll need all of the following:
- 2x PSU SATA power connectors free (2x for the best possible power & stability)
- 2x SATA power to molex adapters (like item 390004509213 on eBay)
- 1x twin-molex to 6-pin PCI-E cable converter (£2-3 on eBay, but may come with the card you'll be buying).

Btw, a secondhand 8800GT 256Mb for £50 + delivery is a bit too much, considering the 512Mb version goes for the same these days - follow the link here, after reading my post. Also, the 256Mb version used to sell new for ~£45 at eBuyer a few months ago.
#21
Crossbow
You're right - to an extent.....

As you know, you'll be absolutely fine with any card that doesn't require additional power from the PSU.

If your PSU has a dedicated 6-pin PCI-E connector you're in the best position. I've heard of people running a 512Mb 8800GT on a 300W Dell PSU (but I think the minimum requirement is that the Dell PSU has a dedicated PCI-E connector).

For cards requiring PCI-E power, & the Dell PSU not having at least one dedicated PCI-E power connector, you'll need all of the following:
- 2x PSU SATA power connectors free (2x for the best possible power & stability)
- 2x SATA power to molex adapters (like item 390004509213 on eBay)
- 1x twin-molex to 6-pin PCI-E cable converter (£2-3 on eBay, but may come with the card you'll be buying).

Btw, a secondhand 8800GT 256Mb for £50 + delivery is a bit too much, considering the 512Mb version goes for the same these days - follow the link here, after reading my post. Also, the 256Mb version used to sell new for ~£45 at eBuyer a few months ago.


Thanks Crossbow! :thumbsup:

That's some really good advice you gave me. I ended up buying the ATI X1950 Pro from Novatech for about £38 as my budget was really below £40 as I dont really play the newest games on it. I compared it to a 8600GT and the X1950 comes out tops on pretty much all the benchmarking. I know its only DX9 but my reasoning was that although the 8600GT is directX 10 compatible, it would be unpowered anyway for any future games with DX10 as minimum.

I cant find any info about needing additional power so I think the X1950Pro should be ok in my system.

Thanks very much for your help mate :)

Would like to decline the above offers. Cheers!
#22
Glad to help :thumbsup: (& thanks for the rep).

Good choice for your use. HIS make some of the best cards - love their over-sized coolers.

Btw, that card requires a 6-pin PCI-E connector - see this pic taken from this review (also read another review to confirm this for sure) - so don't run the card without supplying power to it! The card comes bundled with a 'Dual 4-pin to 6-pin power cable' - i.e. the last item on my list of things needed. You'll need to check for couple of free SATA power cables & purchase couple of those adapters as well.

Also noticed it's a dual-slot card, so it'll take up quite a bit of room & probably 'occupy' 2-3 slots with the over-sized cooler.
#23
Thanks mate. :thumbsup:

I think ti should work okay as there is a couple of spare PCI slots next to the PCI-E.

The main problem I guess I have is the power draw. But seeing how I already have a x1300pro in there that am replacing, i cant imagine the x1950 would draw that much more power.


Crossbow
Glad to help :thumbsup: (& thanks for the rep).

Good choice for your use. HIS make some of the best cards - love their over-sized coolers.

Btw, that card requires a 6-pin PCI-E connector - see this pic taken from this review (also read another review to confirm this for sure) - so don't run the card without supplying power to it! The card comes bundled with a 'Dual 4-pin to 6-pin power cable' - i.e. the last item on my list of things needed. You'll need to check for couple of free SATA power cables & purchase couple of those adapters as well.

Also noticed it's a dual-slot card, so it'll take up quite a bit of room & probably 'occupy' 2-3 slots with the over-sized cooler.
#24
Toybhoy;3513959
The main problem I guess I have is the power draw. But seeing how I already have a x1300pro in there that am replacing, i cant imagine the x1950 would draw that much more power.
The X1950 Pro is relatively power-hungry, but the Dell PSU will be fine with the PCI-E power supply connections described above.

Enjoy the card...& the gaming :)

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