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Recommend me a graphics card... please.

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
My mates planning on getting this Dell Quad-Core

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/212053/dell-quad-core-tesco-for-299/

Price isn't a big issue, just as long as it's good value for money and better than an nVidia 8600GT
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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Only thing to be careful with Dell stuff is the powersupply.

Basically you add a dirty big sexy powerful graphics card, you are gonna need some power for it.

The base machine may only come with enough power to run the hardware installed, you add a Graphics card rated higher than the machine PSU and it may only last 6 Months (the PSU that is) check the PSU is at least 500W if adding a decent Graphics Card.

Dells are not noted for upgrading so proceed with caution.

having said all that if its a standard ATX PSU in the case you can upgrade that anyway so no big deal.

Just things to consider.
1 Like #3
Check that it has a PCI Express slot aswell, hate Dell for not putting these in certain PCs
#4
PC PCI Express Ports: PCI - 2 slots, PCIe x1 - 1 slot, PCIe x16 - 1 slot


so if it does have a good enough PSU, then can i get the nvidia 8800 or 9600?
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pikachu12
PC PCI Express Ports: PCI - 2 slots, PCIe x1 - 1 slot, PCIe x16 - 1 slot


so if it does have a good enough PSU, then can i get the nvidia 8800 or 9600?


I not sure but 9600 maybe pushing it and 8800 should be okay but this is why I hate building my own PC.
#6
tsimehC
I not sure but 9600 maybe pushing it and 8800 should be okay but this is why I hate building my own PC.


would the 9600 require a better PSU, or is it simply too big of a card for the PC?
1 Like #7
yeah a 8800 should be fine, or you can splurge and go for the 4850 or 4870, if the PSU is capable...Add two more sticks of RAM for £30 and you have a scorcher!!
#8
alright thanks guys! will leave rep in a minute
1 Like #9
The 9600GT is the same size and lower power than the 8800GT so I'm not sure why tsimehC isn't recommending it.

The best value for money at the moment seem to be the two new ATI cards, the 4850 at £120 and the 4870 at £180.
#10
hmm, i'll look into those cards... thanks EW!
#11
that looks like a micro-atx case, you would need to measure it and also need to avoid the big cards they will cut off all airflow
#12
EndlessWaves
The 9600GT is the same size and lower power than the 8800GT so I'm not sure why tsimehC isn't recommending it.

The best value for money at the moment seem to be the two new ATI cards, the 4850 at £120 and the 4870 at £180.


I'm not sure myself but I thought the 9600 was more power draining, if it isn't then by all means get it Pika. :?

edit: Might be worth checking each one at a time in your PC. Again, if your store allows returns then do so. >.<
#13
I Would be here all day trying to recommend a good graphics card but have a look on hardocp.com for some excellent tried and tested graphics card reviews..I use that site before I buy any hardware.

Also Tom's hardware..another excellent site for hardware reviews http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/#redir . They have charts based on hardware performance using 3D Mark etc..will give you a rough idea.

Hope this helps :)
#14
tsimehC
I'm not sure myself but I thought the 9600 was more power draining, if it isn't then by all means get it Pika. :?


the 9600GT uses roughly 98W in operation, the 8800GT uses roughly 138W, my bet is get one of these if you are serious about gaming and the case will accommodate it: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145605

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