Go Back   Overclock3D Forums > [OC3D] Graphics & Displays > Graphics - Other
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 17-04-07, 10:39 AM
Killian Killian is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 32
Could someone recommend me a graphics card for new system?

Hey all,

I'm sure you get asked this question time after time and I assure you I have done some of my own research before posting here! I hope that puts me in good stead!



Anyway, on to my query. I've just ordered the unit below from ebay:

Now this is my first new pc in the last 6 years and when I started looking into its graphics capabilites I found out this Unichrome Pro 3d rubbish is erm.... rubbish...... and not a graphics card at all!

Now I don't want to be spending too much money as have already forked out almost £400 for this. I know I can't buy some cheap card and hope it'll work so wondered if somebody could suggest something that would be a compliment to the above setup? I'd like it so I can play recentish games and possible even news ones such as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

Would be willing to pay around the £50 price mark though don't want to go much more higher? Is that even gonna be possible? Wouldn't mind buying used if I could find the buggers online!

Could anybody make a suggestion? I know it needs to be "8x AGP" as that's the only slot on the motherboard but I don't understand a word of what I've read I'm a console gamer....... please don't hurt me



Anyway, hope somebody can help me!

Thanks for looking!

Killian

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 17-04-07, 10:47 AM
FarFarAway FarFarAway is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 0
For £50 a graphics card won't be doing a whole lot although it will play the new games. A 7600GT is your best bet
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 17-04-07, 11:14 AM
Rastalovich's Avatar
Rastalovich Rastalovich is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Testing hardware somewhere
Posts: 11,419
Can`t argue with that, if u can get a decent 7600GT for £50 (I`d figure closer to £80-£100) I`d snap it up.

It does play well, GRAW x1080 with all the settings it`s allowed to have - memory restricts texture depth, and the AA isn`t gonna go much further than x2. But it does look good.

Of course it aint no 8800, but for £50-£100 on agp.. pretty damn good.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 17-04-07, 11:30 AM
Killian Killian is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 32
I’ve just googled the 7600GY and the £90 mark seems to be the cheapest I can find : (

I just found a Sapphire Radeon 9550 256MB card for just over £45…. is that going to be any good? I’m not looking for amazing graphics but do want something that will let me play recent games and possible a few ones due to come out. Medium quality would be more than enough for me I think….

Will keep looking but if you could let me know your thoughts then that would be great.

Thanks for the advice so far.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 17-04-07, 11:41 AM
Mr. Popo Mr. Popo is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 793
bah don't even think about it, it's ancient crap.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 17-04-07, 11:55 AM
Killian Killian is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 32
just had a look on the STALKER site to see requirements and it said the 6800 would work fine. Anyone know if that’s any good?

I’m not trying to be stingy with my money but I play console games a lot and just want to have a taste of pc gaming without rushing in. One day I may go for a card worth a few hundred quid but at the minute I just want something that’s going to work decently.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 17-04-07, 12:04 PM
Rastalovich's Avatar
Rastalovich Rastalovich is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Testing hardware somewhere
Posts: 11,419
I loved my 6600GT and guyz on here raved about their 6800, but on new games I dunno.

STALKER hmmmm
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 17-04-07, 12:28 PM
limqareb limqareb is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,908
nah youd be better off with a 7600 , thats the cheapest i suggest you go , then there is 7300 ^^ thats cheap sh1t
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 17-04-07, 12:29 PM
deathwish deathwish is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,145
a 6800 is a great card though getting old it will run stalker though not on full graphics

but 7600 is an equaly good choice an it is a later card
__________________
There are 10 types of people in the world those who understand binary and those who dont

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Jim'
Is it wrong that I'm enjoying this
-----------------------------------------------------------

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 17-04-07, 12:41 PM
jiffz jiffz is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,973
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ebay Ad'
5.1 Intergrated Sound & Superb Graphics
:rollingla. The rest of the spec for that system is pretty good so it would be your worth spending a bit extra on the graphics card. I know it may sound bad, but buying a radeon 9550 will not compliment that PC and games will be crap!

As the main reason you are buying this rig is for gaming, you should invest in a decent card and you won't be sorry! Make sure you get a decent 6800GT with 256 ram and you should be ok to run at medium settings.

What monitor do you have?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






All times are GMT. The time now is 06:05 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.