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Decent card for under £200: Help Needed

HookeyStreet

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#1
My radeon 9800 Pro is feeling a bit dated now when I play Counter Strike : Source (due to all the updates from Steam) It now plays jerky on some maps and I just like it to look that little bit better.

Where can I find a cheap but decent 8x AGP card for £200 or under? nVIDIA or ATi it doesnt matter, I know a X800 Pro or GeForce 6800 GT would be hard to find in this price range :(

Come on guys show me the bargains LOL :D
 

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what is your 9800
128 0r 256MB
 
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Try THIS it may be a bit above 200Quid but a damn good card for the money or THIS
 
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the X800 XT is the best,the PE being the same with Higher Clocks the XL is using a different core but is still a 16 pipe card with lower clocks.The Pro has the same core as XT but has only 12 pipes.If you find a ViVo model of a Pro you may have sucess unlocking the other pipes to make it an XT(the one you linked is not that model)

oh and BTW that Powercolor on Komplett I linked is +VAT included ;)
 

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INSTG8R said:
the X800 XT is the best,the PE being the same with Higher Clocks the XL is using a different core but is still a 16 pipe card with lower clocks.The Pro has the same core as XT but has only 12 pipes.If you find a ViVo model of a Pro you may have sucess unlocking the other pipes to make it an XT(the one you linked is not that model)

oh and BTW that Powercolor on Komplett I linked is +VAT included ;)
Thx m8, so my best bet would be the:

PowerColor Radeon X800XL 256MB GDDR3 AGP8X, VIVO/DVI, Retail

Time for some major creeping round the wife :D
 

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go with the pro it is alot cheaper and just overclock it to the xt
 
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I would do that but Im not very confident about using DOS to flash the card :(
You dont have to flash it...
 
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#12
personally i would get this.....

clicky!!

then mod it to a X800 XT PE.
Same card as the one I've got & I'm sure most guys agree its probably the cheapest yet best route to go.
6200 in 3dmark 05 - yes please!!

Berry.
 

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what os are u runing
 
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Well that E-Buyer site has the best prices. I forgot about that one
 
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good deal for an X800XL to be sure
 
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X800XL Is the way to go.....I've been reading that most of the New X800Pros VIVO Extra Pipelines are Lazered from the Manufacturers...so the 16pipes the XL has will be a Big Bonus over the 12 of the Pro's....Most peeps trying have gotten thier XL's to 460/550(Core/Memory) with some extra cooling.

Just picked up an XL for $250....to good a Price to turn down. :)
 

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no they are not lazer cut because dan has a ati x800 pro vivo
and he flashed he tryed to get the pipes . he did but it startec artafacting
 

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I got myself an AGP X800 XT for £220 (inc VAT) from pcbuyit.co.uk but it looks like they aren't stocking it at the moment. keep an eye out there for if any more come in.
 

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the x700 pro might be less than 200 now. it was 200. i used to own it . its not bad