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    PC Graphics card (256mb or higher)

    does anyone know where the best/cheapest AGP 256mb or higher, graphics cards are at the moment??
    cheers
    lindyloo

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    There's a list reasonable AGP cards Here

    Might give you some idea of what to look for. ATI and nVidia GeForce are pretty much equal to the task. But price ranges vary by huge amounts due to newer versions, better chipsets...

    Important thing when choosing videocard (and usually overlooked) is to look for memory bus width. Some videocards have half-width memory bus than other cards based on the same cheapset and therefore cheaper. I think there were several nVidia 6600 like that.

    Original Poster

    thanx for that...... any recommendations??

    Budget and purpose?

    I got this one recently: XFX GeForce FX5200 256MB DDR, AGP8x, DVI, TV-Out - Retail box

    ebuyer.com/cus…890

    I couldn't find any better deal than this. I'm able to play almost any latest game in top resolution (inc. Medal of Honour 2, Far Cry, Quake 4, etc.) and it only costs £33.

    Original Poster

    thats a simular to the 1 i bought, i got the GeForce FX5200 256MB earlier this yr off ebay, (i think its the same but a different box) i paid £35 + postage, im looking to get 1 around the £30-50 price for my son he needs it for gaming as most of the games require T&L im not too sure about them on gaming i only bought it because i needed a new graphics card!
    thanx for all your help

    Hmmm... FX5200 is not really gaming card these days...
    Given the price limit of 50 quid, I would rather settle for ATI 9550 or (even better) ATI 9660. eBuyer is selling very nice 9600 Pro 256MB for 50 quid (QF 74655). This card is underclocked a bit, but will still easily beat any nVidia cards in this price range.
    Even ATI 9550 cards are better than FX5200.

    I would definately recommend the 'Sapphire Radeon 9550 256MB DDR AGP8x TV-Out DVI-I' from eBuyer for £40.99.
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