Graphics Card - Help!!!!!

  shazza65 22:25 16 Jul 07
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Am building new system, going for ASUS M2N-E SLI Nvidia nForce 500 SLI MCP Socket AM2 ATX mobo. Thinking of either the Innovision Geforce 7300LE 256mb DDR2 PCI-E Graphics Card or Gecube X1550 128mb GDDR2 DVI PCI-E Graphic Card, what do you think???

  Armchair 22:53 16 Jul 07

I think the X1550 is the better card

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BUT, they're both poor choices if you intend to do any serious gaming. You might as well pick up a cheap 7600GT for a few more £.

  Armchair 22:59 16 Jul 07

Or what about this little buzzbox?

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  Armchair 17:30 17 Jul 07

shazza. I recommend this:-

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  shazza65 12:21 18 Jul 07

Many thanks for your help, forgot to add this will not be a gaming machine, will only be used to surf internet and handle pictures, therefore I think you last recommendation might be a bit powerful for my needs.

  Armchair 12:35 18 Jul 07

Good price, though! BIG value for money. You never know, you might the urge to play Far Cry or something............

Btw, that X1550 only has 128MB VRAM. I don't have Vista, but apparently "Aero" likes more than 128MB VRAM. Dunno whether or not that concerns you (I don't know much about Vista myself).

  keef66 12:46 18 Jul 07

I'd go for the 7300gt in Armchair's first link.

The silent 7600Gt in the second link is an incredible bargain though!

  shazza65 12:53 18 Jul 07

Don't suppose you have a cheaper suggestion. Only pay £50 for my motherboard of the new system I'm building (under tuition I might add). Was not expecting to have to pay so much, however if you feel it is worth it, I will bow to your knowledge.

What is Far Cry???

  keef66 14:59 18 Jul 07

Far Cry involves creeping around in the jungle and shooting things. Or in my experience being shot.

You're right, if you only want it for 2D stuff like photos, internet, documents etc you can spend quite a bit less.

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  Armchair 15:07 18 Jul 07

Well, you get what you pay for, lol.

This is good for the price, too:-

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Go on, man! You're going to be stuck with it, anyway. Might as well get something "respectable".


Otherwise, any old PCIe GPU will do...........

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