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Old 14-01-08, 07:13 PM
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Help with card choice

Hey guys, I'm sure you get this all the time, but I'd reall appreciate the help.

I'm looking to buy a new graphics card and there's so much choice I don't know which one to buy, I have a budget of around £200, so can you suggest the best card for me.

I have:

A pentium D processor

2 Gigs of ram

400W power supply

Would any of these need upgrading for a new card to play top end games?

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Old 14-01-08, 07:27 PM
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Asus GeForce EN8800 GT TOP 512MB GDDR3 comes in about £200 flat

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EVGA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB SSC GDDR3 comes in closer to £230
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Old 14-01-08, 07:31 PM
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not sure what brand psu you have, but that might need upgrading also.
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Old 14-01-08, 07:32 PM
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Isn't Asus GeForce EN8800 GT TOP 512MB GDDR3 just for vista? I'm running XP.

Cheers for replys by the way.
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Old 14-01-08, 07:54 PM
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No there are XP drivers available, it is just the 8800 clocked at 700Mhz.

As above though a PSU might be needed.
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Old 14-01-08, 09:14 PM
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Could always go with a 3850 512MB and not need a new PSU. Would still offer top of the line gaming but for like half the price. Id expect a 8800GT to be seriously bottlenecked on your CPU too. A 3850 less so.

Could get a nice custom cooled version too.
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Old 14-01-08, 09:17 PM
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*almost* All cards will be bottlenecked but your still going to have a better performance with an 8800 GT
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Old 14-01-08, 09:18 PM
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Is your motherboard is pci-e compatible? If not you'll have to factor that into you budget
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Old 15-01-08, 05:14 PM
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also, whats the screen size/reso?
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Old 15-01-08, 06:32 PM
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Judging by you have a Pentium D, i'd say your PSU isnt going to be up to much (even a high quality 400w I wouldn't really recommend to run a HD3850).

However, you can get a decent PSU and an ATI HD3850 and still be in budget
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