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What to get for €70?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Frick, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Hey all.

    My graphic card is acting up and I don't think it's the drivers. Or it could be, but I've tried to reinstall them, different versions and reformat+reinstall of Windows. Some games still crashes, and with other cards they work fine. And I'm kinda sick of troubleshooting.

    So, new card. I've found a company that sells OEM cards for a decent price, and I need opinions on what to get. Crossfire might be a possibility in the future, so AMD cards are prefered but not critical.

    Some of the cards:

    For €50 there is only the HD4670 1 GB, but that's not an upgrade, more of a sidegrade. Not very interesting.

    At the €60 mark there's the 8800GS, 9600GT, GTS 250 512MB with a Dark Knight cooler, I think.

    €70: ASUS 9800GT HB (don't know what the HB is for), Vanilla ASUS 9800GT, 4830 and a 4870 actually.

    At €80 theres a bunch of GTS 250 cards in different flavors.

    What do you think? There's a 3 month guarantee on them, OEM cards only. Good/bad?

    Thanks for looking!


    EDIT: Good golly, they have an 8800GT 256MB for €40! 256MB is almost to little, as I might get a bigger monitor later on, but for the 1280x1024 I'm at not it's pretty darn good.
     
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    HD 4870 if you can get that.

    OEM cards are hit or miss. If you get lucky, you get long lasting cards. But in some cases, they end up being duds in a year or so.
     
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    What's your graphics card?
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    See system specs. Now it's a semi functional Geforce GT240. :laugh:
     
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    among the items listed, 4870 got my vote.
     
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    Search about on Ebay for a 4870 I picked one up for £50 including Delivery they seem to have alot of 4870's on there.

    i got a Pretty good Deal i did have to stay up till 3am though to win the Bid ; )
     
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    I agree with getting a 4870. If you are gaming @ 1280x1024 it should still rock (I can play Metro @ the same resolution with medium settings, using a 4850).
     

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