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#1 13 years ago

I've been thinking I need to upgrade my graphics card. While I love my Radeon 9600, it's just not enough to play the new games.

I won't be upgrading till about a month or two, but I'd still like some advice. Do you guys know any medium ranged graphics cards for 200-500$ (AUD)? It doesn't have to be anything great, but I'd like SM 3.0 support along with faster speeds while playing games.

If not, I'll see how high I can get my budget. I doubt it'd go over 1000$ though.

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#2 13 years ago

i suggest going with the nvidia 8800GT its a good, card, it beats the 8800GTS, and comes close to beatying the 8800GTX even. if you want game footade of the 8800gt, check out this guys videos: YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. i would reccomend a pair of them if you can suppourt SLI, if not, and you want more power from a single card, go with an 8800 ultra, its the fastest videocard on the market. it is expensive tho.




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#3 13 years ago

heres a good 8800GT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150252 and the ultra: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127288 keep in mind that the ultra has very high power requirements, so does the GT




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#4 13 years ago

Hes in Australia.




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#5 13 years ago

Hmm...so a graphics card has system requirements?

I'll check out the 8800GT. I may be able to pick it up somewhere, and if not I'll look on Ebay. Thanks!




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#6 13 years ago

hey everyone...im back...am not new...made a 1 year vacation lol..anyway...hi everyone and i'd go with centurion ... the 8800GT is cool and is helping me a lot




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#7 13 years ago

Get an overclocked 8800GT, they're about $450AUD depending on what speed it is.




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#8 13 years ago

Ooh, good. That sounds like a nice deal. Now the hard part comes into it. Saving up the money. :p

Overclocked...would it be possible to overclock a graphics card myself? I currently have my Radeon 9600 overclocked, but it may be different for other cards. I'm not entirely sure.




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#9 13 years ago

You can overclock manually but you need to edit the registry. A factory overclocked graphics card is tested which means it'd have more stability than a manually overclocked card.

Overclocked 8800GT's aren't a great deal more expensive than standard 8800GT's and with Christmas on the way, you'll see prices dropping, a fair bit too.




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#10 13 years ago

8800 GT's is by far the best power for your buck right now. Do keep in mind that you need a proper CPU and a pci-e slot.

Outdated CPU will take your GPU ( graphic card ) down and you won't get near the wanted power of your GPU. Not having a pci-e slot makes the entire GPU useless cause it won't fit.

Also keep in mind that you have enough power in your pc to hold a pretty power consuming GPU.




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