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Old 21-09-08, 09:43 AM
Jes0rKah Jes0rKah is offline
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What gfx card?

Hi there,

I'm in the planning stages of a new build and I'm making my first build a fairly budgeted one. My other half spent about £800 on his new build, but mines to be more the £500-600 mark.

I'm not someone who plays the FPS games, as I've got no reaction times what-so-ever! So I'm more into the Rise of Nations, SPORE, C&C side of the gaming arena..

So far I've got the plan of:
  • Asus Skt-775 P5k-e Wifi-ap S/l 1333FSB
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E7200
  • 2GB HyperX DDR2-1066 Non ECC
  • Akasa AK-ZEN-01-WH Rev.4 Zen White Case
  • EZ Cool 600W SLI Ready PSU - 12cm Fan, 2x PCI-E, 20+4pin, 1x SATA
  • Samsung 750GB 7200RPM S300 32MB 3.5"
  • Optiarc AD-7200S 20X DVD±RW/DL/RAM Internal SATA Bare Black Drive (Might change due to case being white!)
  • Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler

My other half is usually who I'd be quizzing, but he's just gone and got a new iPhone, so as you can imagine it's getting far more interest than this! haha!

The gfx card I've got down as a possible atm is:

Asus GeForce 9600GT SLI 512MB GDDR3 HDTV Dual DVI/TVO PCI-E Graphics Card - I'm not sure about this though.. but the BFG brand is just so expensive for what I'll mainly use it for..

Thanks and sorry for the mammoth post!

~Jess~

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Old 21-09-08, 10:44 AM
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What are you going to be using this computer for? Heavy gaming or what?
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Old 21-09-08, 10:50 AM
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What are you going to be using this computer for? Heavy gaming or what?
It'll be heavily based on gaming but will also have to deal with day-to-day type use, such as music and films..

But to answer the question directly, yes. It will be a gaming type PC!
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Old 21-09-08, 10:52 AM
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If u could narrow urself down to a cash amount just for the card, it'd be a heck of alot easier.

If it's the case that the other things are more important than the gfxcard, then maybe get them finalized pricewize and see what u got left. Ish.
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Old 21-09-08, 10:55 AM
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Give me a while, I will spec up a good gaming rig for you
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Old 21-09-08, 11:03 AM
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If u could narrow urself down to a cash amount just for the card, it'd be a heck of alot easier.

If it's the case that the other things are more important than the gfxcard, then maybe get them finalized pricewize and see what u got left. Ish.
Yeah, that's a good point! The list I have currently incl. Keyboard, Desk & Monitor comes to the grand total of: £512.33

The gfx card I'd been looking at is - £82.24. So, I'm thinking for the gfx card alone I'd spend an absolute max of £100.

Bearing in mind at the moment, the hardest game it'd deal with is Spore. But I'm very gfx oriented with games.. I've not had a computer that has been able to play games I like at full whack. So I'm hoping for one that can do that now. The monitor I've chosen is a 19" screen (if that helps any more?)

Thanks!

~Jess~
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Old 21-09-08, 11:03 AM
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Give me a while, I will spec up a good gaming rig for you
Cheers, it'll good to get an alternative to look at too..
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Old 21-09-08, 11:15 AM
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Will you be OCing the cards or will you keep them stock? If stock, a cheap 9800GT at about £90 might be worth a look, if overclocking, the 9600GT has been known to out perform the 9800GT
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Old 21-09-08, 08:50 PM
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By the way... I don't know what anyone else things of them as they haven't mentioned it, but I reckon scrap that PSU straight up....

EZ Cool from my experience aren't something I'd be looking to hook a load of new hardware up to. While 600w is more than enough and you might get lucky and get a decent PSU from a cheapo brand, I don't think it's worth the risk.

I had a 500w EZ Cool blow up on me about three years ago... Bloody thing only cost me £30 or so. I now know better
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Old 21-09-08, 09:04 PM
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Its a little bit cheap look at around £40 for 500w, but generally look at 10% of your build price being PSU, unless your build is over £1500 or under £300. Its the most important component in determining stability
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