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    hi
    im looking for a cheap pcie graphic card as i missed out on the ati ones. anyone know of anyplace thats got some at a decent price. would like something equilvelent to a 7300gt or above. m

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    How much are you looking to spend??

    Original Poster

    £30 roughly

    Few extra questions would help find the best deal:

    Do you need shader model 3 (yes if you are planning on using Vista or playing the latest games)?

    Do you know what games and software you are likely to use?

    Do you want silent or with fan?

    What power supply do you have?

    You might find spending a little bit more on something like a 7600gs a good idea.
    ebuyer.com/UK/…045 - £43 delivered (may be cheaper elsewhere...)

    The X800 all-in-wonder card might be an interesting option if you don't play the newest games (only SM2) and would like a TV tuner:
    retekdirect.co.uk/aca…tml - £43 delivered

    Original Poster

    jah128

    Few extra questions would help find the best deal:Do you need shader … Few extra questions would help find the best deal:Do you need shader model 3 (yes if you are planning on using Vista or playing the latest games)?Do you know what games and software you are likely to use?Do you want silent or with fan?What power supply do you have?You might find spending a little bit more on something like a 7600gs a good idea.http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/110045 - £43 delivered (may be cheaper elsewhere...)The X800 all-in-wonder card might be an interesting option if you don't play the newest games (only SM2) and would like a TV tuner:http://www.retekdirect.co.uk/acatalog/Video_Cards.html - £43 delivered



    1-i plan to use vista and xp
    2-just need it as my motherboard hasnt got intergrated graphics. this is going to be used for a bit of everything. i would like to play sims2 and maybe GTA sanandreas
    3-not really bothered aslong as it not to loud
    4-not sure

    I reckon you're really looking for a 7600GS, 7300GT or another 1600 or 1650 bargain then. Maybe best hang fire for a few days; check Aria's super specials each day (they also do £10 off on £30 spend) and keep an eye on ebuyer'sprices, as you'll want the SM3 support these cards offer if you're using Vista...

    After ATI's first Gen 8 card comes out soon, there should be a general price drop and an increase in the availability of used cards on eBay due to upgrades. For that budget, used is probably your best bet.

    Original Poster

    arent there any deals on ati 1600 or 1650 at the moment?

    Don't think there are any of the sub-£30 bargains for those series just at the moment, like robovski says you may be best waiting a few weeks to see how AMD's new series fit into the market. With both Radeon and GeForce DirectX10 cards on the market the older 7xxx and 1xxx cards should drop a bit in price...

    microdirect.co.uk/(15…spx

    may be ok - not sure about GTA though, I think to be sure that will work you need to up the budget to 40-50 then you can get a 1650 type of chipset

    Original Poster

    thats agp
    one quick question which of the 2 is better
    1-7300gt
    overclockers.co.uk/sho…257
    2-Sapphire Radeon X1600 Pro- the ones that ebuyer had for about £25.

    both cost the same price £30
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