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    PCI-E Graphics Card for £30-40 please!

    Hi there,

    Currently building a PC for a friend, and having received the motherboard (Asus P5LD2-SE) we realised that we'd accidentally opted for a card without on-board graphics! We were previously planning on using on-board graphics initially and upgrading to a seperate GPU at a later date. Unfortunately we now need to get one at the same time. The PC is already pretty much at budget, so would prefer to spend no more than £30-40 delivered (currently have an order open with ebuyer, so could add it to that if one can be found from there).

    Don't want to exceed budget too much further, but it would be nice to be able to run Half Life 2 and maybe Oblivion at playable frame rates.
    Been looking for a nvidia 256mb 6800gt maybe, but they seem difficult to find!

    Thanks

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    I don't know much about the 6 series graphics card but I went straight for the most expensive one which is this:
    ebuyer.com/UK/…006
    XFX Geforce 6800XT 128MB DDR3 128bit Dual DVI PCI E Graphics Card @ £35.71 Inc. VAT

    Or if you want to go further:
    ebuyer.com/UK/…697
    Innovision GeForce 7600GS 256MB DDR2 PCI-E Graphics Card @ £43.07 inc VAT
    A bit over budget but is a decent Graphics Card.

    Or the cheapest 8 series:
    ebuyer.com/UK/…802
    Point Of View 8400GS 256MB GDDR2 DVI VGA HDCP ready PCI-E Graphics Card @ £31.01 inc VAT

    And don't forget about Home delivery charges.

    scan.co.uk/Pro…y=1




    couple of 8400/8500 on there and some 7300's

    they are probably better than the 6800

    Original Poster

    Thanks

    Would the 6800 or 7600 be capable of running Oblivion?

    Recommended:

    3 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
    1 GB System RAM
    ATI X800 series, Nvidia GeForce 6800 series, or higher video card
    Minimum System Requirements:

    Windows XP
    512MB System RAM
    2 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
    128MB Direct3D compatible video card
    and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver;
    8x DVD-ROM drive
    4.6 GB free hard disk space
    DirectX 9.0c (included)
    DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
    Keyboard, Mouse
    Supported Video Card Chipsets:

    ATI X1800 series
    ATI X1300 series
    ATI X850 series
    ATI x800 series
    ATI x700 series
    ATI x600 series
    ATI Radeon 9800 series
    ATI Radeon 9700 series
    ATI Radeon 9600 series
    ATI Radeon 9500 series
    ATI Radeon 9000 series
    NVIDIA Geforce 7800 series
    NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series
    NVIDIA GeForce FX series




    thats the offical recommended hardware reqs, so yes it should be able to run it

    Original Poster

    BadBoyTC

    I don't know much about the 6 series graphics card but I went straight … I don't know much about the 6 series graphics card but I went straight for the most expensive one which is this:http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/114006XFX Geforce 6800XT 128MB DDR3 128bit Dual DVI PCI E Graphics Card @ £35.71 Inc. VATOr if you want to go further:http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119697Innovision GeForce 7600GS 256MB DDR2 PCI-E Graphics Card @ £43.07 inc VATA bit over budget but is a decent Graphics Card.Or the cheapest 8 series:http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/129802Point Of View 8400GS 256MB GDDR2 DVI VGA HDCP ready PCI-E Graphics Card @ £31.01 inc VATAnd don't forget about Home delivery charges.



    Thanks

    Are there any benchmark tests between these?

    Original Poster

    bump - sorry, need to get this ordered early tomorrow :oops:

    Original Poster

    how does this XFX 8400GS look in comparison to the Point of View one?
    ebuyer.com/cus…204

    the 8400Gs is not even worth thinking about

    personally I would go for the 7600GS just because it has the 256MB memory, the 6800's draw distance (because of the smaller memory) I dont think would cut it even though it has the extra power.

    so I say 7600Gs and overclock it back up to GT speed's and you are well away

    but on a side note, if you can find a 7300GT with the DDR3 modules they are actually faster than the 7600Gs at stock so a worth while buy if you can find one
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