nVidia 8600GT PCIe graphics card for £36.13 today only
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nVidia 8600GT PCIe graphics card for £36.13 today only

£36.13
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Found 6th Jul 2008Made hot 6th Jul 2008
256MB XFX 8600GT, PCI-E, Mem 1400MHz GDDR2, GPU 540MHz, 32 Cores, D-Sub/DL DVI-I/HDTV
Manufacturer code PV-T84J-UALG

Note: to get this price you have to go via the Today Only link on their homepage:
scan.co.uk/Tod…ly/ and scroll down to it.
(otherwise comes up £39.94, still good!)
Free delivery if you have an account for that (see AV forums offer etc.)

Today Only (=all weekend) & in stock at time of posting.
Wasn't looking for this myself but seems very cheap, recent hot deals on similar card were around £50, i paid £75 a year ago...

DDR2 (may be a bit slower than DDR3, do the research)
But considering its a pound less than their 8500GT, looks like a cracking deal or a misprice.

56 Comments

Decent low budget card.

Original Poster

i'm having big problems with this site, not loading graphics, so can't tell if i've posted it correctly or not sorry.
edit: fixed it by clearing my cookies, ok this looks right? first deal i've actually posted

nice find smiffy

got the 512mb version of this card from pc world price match for around £50, plays everything in highest settings on my pc (call of duty 4, rainbow six vegas 2 etc). Not sure if this version will be much different but an excellent budget card for gaming and can be used with 300w cpu. Good find!

Is there not a £6.55 carriage to be added on to make the price of the card £43.83?

Unless there is a free delivery some how?

Nice. Would get this if wasent so skinnt. (Always go for budget rangers as aint a graphics snob, as long as the fps is fine on medium-low settings on newish games I'm good).

I have a GeForce 7600GS at the moment. Is it worth replacing it with this?

Thanks in advance.

Smiff;2465760

i'm having big problems with this site, not loading graphics, so can't … i'm having big problems with this site, not loading graphics, so can't tell if i've posted it correctly or not sorry.edit: fixed it by clearing my cookies, ok this looks right? first deal i've actually posted



I ordered some stuff from them earlier in the week and had the exact same issue. Pages taking long time to load.

Have to say, I find their support terrible. I ordered stuff from them on Wednesday and was told would be delivered tomorrow. Got an email late on Friday night to say they had a problem and the items weren't dispatched. No detail, no explanation, no date when "issue" supposed to be resolved for. I've ordered from them 2-3 times in the past and vaguely recall this happening before. Perhaps they should concentrate more of getting stuff out than the new shiny store they've just opened.

Original Poster

Stejay;2467112

I have a GeForce 7600GS at the moment. Is it worth replacing it with … I have a GeForce 7600GS at the moment. Is it worth replacing it with this?Thanks in advance.



I was going to say no, but actually these charts
tomshardware.com/cha…tml
show it being around twice as fast. so perhaps it is.
people voting cold because "8600gt is a slow card".. its plenty fast enough for many games, and has low wattage (no power connecter needed, max load under 75W!). just depends what you want to play... i'm sticking with mine until I can get a 8800GS for around this price.

This card seems fairly cheap if you are prepared to spend more play.com/PC/…tml

Lawlost;2467206

This card seems fairly cheap if you are prepared to spend more … This card seems fairly cheap if you are prepared to spend more http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5173042/Play-Value-Geforce-8600GT-1GB-PCI-Express-X16-Graphics-Card/Product.html


What's the point? 1 GB wont make it any faster unless your playing at "ultra1337" setting (which the card isnt fast enough to do) or using a rediculous resolution.

I have this type of card from a year ago. It does the job to be honest. Right now I'd spend the extra to get an 4850 though.

Its a great price for a decent card, but please do bear in mind you can get a 8880gs for about £25 more, and about 3x the performance.

Original Poster

eh why has this expired.. still in stock.. I keep seeing this happening on this site, is it a trigger happy mod or some automated thing going wrong?

hi,

i know this may be a bit of a wierd question, but would i be better off with the 8600gt card or
2 of xfx 7600gt xxx runnnig in SLi, price is the about the same for both options,

in not really into pc gaming, more into graphic design, mainly illustrator and quark,

i have a acer e700 q6600, 2gb ram,

any help appreciated,

Cheers

Smiff;2467524

eh why has this expired.. still in stock.. I keep seeing this happening … eh why has this expired.. still in stock.. I keep seeing this happening on this site, is it a trigger happy mod or some automated thing going wrong?



Someone didn't read the thing about the Today Only aspect clearly, and just saw it was £3 more on the linked webpage ... either that or they just don't like Scan.

Original Poster

JeeBeePSB;2467575

Someone didn't read the thing about the Today Only aspect clearly, and … Someone didn't read the thing about the Today Only aspect clearly, and just saw it was £3 more on the linked webpage ... either that or they just don't like Scan.



either that or they want to buy all of them themselves .. at 39.94 this is still good :thinking:

Price still appears to be £36.13 if you click 'buy' from the today only page instead of clicking through to the item and then buying!

Strange...when you add this to basket from the linked page it goes in at £39.94. Before Scan changed their website this would have changed to the today only price once added. Now you have to go through the today only link to get the reduced price.

Anyway, this price has not expired, you just need to go through the "Today Only" link on the right hand side. I have reported it so hopefully a mod will un-expire it :thumbsup:

jonboy0802;2466756

Is there not a £6.55 carriage to be added on to make the price of the … Is there not a £6.55 carriage to be added on to make the price of the card £43.83?Unless there is a free delivery some how?



You're right. Free delivery through AV Forums ended some time ago. OP should correct the price.

Yet another example of people voting hot without bothering to check that the listing is correct.

Original Poster

terribly sorry, thought many people here had free delivery from Scan.
i would edit the first post to show £43.83 total with delivery and then the price without, but i can't, because its expired? gah. STILL in stock and still a good deal though.

i would recommend ]this if your looking for a budget graphics card that is decent.

MarreZ;2467382

Its a great price for a decent card, but please do bear in mind you can … Its a great price for a decent card, but please do bear in mind you can get a 8880gs for about £25 more, and about 3x the performance.



What he said. For a bit more you can get a huge leap, without breaking the bank.

pc_tech86;2468225

i would recommend ]this if your looking for a budget graphics card that … i would recommend ]this if your looking for a budget graphics card that is decent.



This is virtually half the price of that - only £18 delivered.

play.com/PC/…nre

Surely a better deal:?

Decentbloke;2467894

You're right. Free delivery through AV Forums ended some time ago. OP … You're right. Free delivery through AV Forums ended some time ago. OP should correct the price.Yet another example of people voting hot without bothering to check that the listing is correct.



Free delivery is still available through Hexus:

forums.hexus.net/sca…tml

MarreZ;2467382

Its a great price for a decent card, but please do bear in mind you can … Its a great price for a decent card, but please do bear in mind you can get a 8880gs for about £25 more, and about 3x the performance.



I can't see any at £25 more but if you double the price you can get a lot faster card, but then you're paying twice as much.

Original Poster

thanks to the mod for unexpiring.
according to Tomsharware, the ATI2400 is a much slower card

i was going to ask, someone please post this 8800GS for £61, i might be interested in that.

JeeBeePSB;2467258

I have this type of card from a year ago. It does the job to be honest. … I have this type of card from a year ago. It does the job to be honest. Right now I'd spend the extra to get an 4850 though.



An extra....£81?

Original Poster

yeah some people have a funny idea of value lol. i'm not spending more than £50 on any future graphics card, I just regret it if you do because its halved in value and if you're like me, you've hardly played any new games in that time ..

Will be getting an 8800GT from ebuyer this week hopefully, sticking my 7600GT on ebay :-D

I got one of these a year ago for £60 (512mb)- great card if you only play games occasionally.
There is a option to get a silent version from Gigabyte - passively cooled FTW

boomboom;2468743

Free delivery is still available through … Free delivery is still available through Hexus:http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-hexus/138836-scan2hexus-free-shipping-setup-guide.html



Useful to know - thanks!

Still, I thought the convention here was to include P&P in the headline price.

nickb43;2466426

got the 512mb version of this card from pc world price match for around … got the 512mb version of this card from pc world price match for around £50, plays everything in highest settings on my pc (call of duty 4, rainbow six vegas 2 etc). Not sure if this version will be much different but an excellent budget card for gaming and can be used with 300w cpu. Good find!



300w cpu? is your computer on fire yet?
I'm guessing you mean PSU? :thumbsup:

xfx 8600gts £42 delivered from aria the 8600 is known to be a rubbish card and it beat by 7600gt and killed by 7900gs so i would avoid this rubbish card see the proof i cant belive you would buy this card its rubbish and underpowered ddr2

legitreviews.com/art…/1/

aria's card and its ddr3
aria.co.uk/Sup…ial

polly69;2469272

xfx 8600gts £42 delivered from aria the 8600 is known to be a rubbish … xfx 8600gts £42 delivered from aria the 8600 is known to be a rubbish card and it beat by 7600gt and killed by 7900gs so i would avoid this rubbish card see the proof i cant belive you would buy this card its rubbish and underpowered ddr2http://www.legitreviews.com/article/486/1/aria's card and its ddr3 http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/XFX+GeForce+8600GTS+256MB+PCI-E+Retail+?operation=shoppingCartAdd&productId=29713&context=superSpecial



Are you having a giraffe :w00t:, just about every bench on the link you provided shows the 8600GT beating the 7600GT (albeit by a modearate amount). The 7900GT & GS also don't beat the 8600GT on every game either. I do agree the 8600 GTS from Aria is a good deal though.

yorkie;2469353

Are you having a giraffe :w00t:, just about every bench on the link you … Are you having a giraffe :w00t:, just about every bench on the link you provided shows the 8600GT beating the 7600GT (albeit by a modearate amount). The 7900GT & GS also don't beat the 8600GT on every game either. I do agree the 8600 GTS from Aria is a good deal though.



yeah it would as that was the XXX version not the ddr2 **** thats been posted i have a 7900gs ddr3 in my media rig and it kills the 8600gt.

Can someone tell me what is the best graphics card under £50.
Cheers

polly69;2469397

yeah it would as that was the XXX version not the ddr2 **** thats been … yeah it would as that was the XXX version not the ddr2 **** thats been posted i have a 7900gs ddr3 in my media rig and it kills the 8600gt.



Excellent. Does your 7900GS DDR3 cost £40???

Original Poster

the Aria card is a bit faster but its £10 more (delivered, if you get free del from Scan).. so similar value i guess..

khany1;2467571

hi,i know this may be a bit of a wierd question, but would i be better … hi,i know this may be a bit of a wierd question, but would i be better off with the 8600gt card or 2 of xfx 7600gt xxx runnnig in SLi, price is the about the same for both options,in not really into pc gaming, more into graphic design, mainly illustrator and quark,i have a acer e700 q6600, 2gb ram,any help appreciated,Cheers



anyone got any ideas?
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