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A Graphics Card?....So Much Choice!!!

By Dr_Seuss
Apr 17, 2005
  1. im looking for advice on a graphics card. I just bought a new game (Silent Hunter 3) but my old worn out graphics card cant play it. i have a limited budget of £50-£70 (i want to pay as little as possible) can anyone suggest a graphics card which will enable me to play this game?

    any help or advice would be great

    Many Thanks

    Dr_Seuss
     
  2. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Posts: 163

    Hey,

    You haven't specified whether your motherbaord supports pci-e but because you have an old card (pci-e is very new) it's going to be agp 8x right? I think i'm right in saying that nvidia is your best weapon of choice when it comes to gaming and with yor budget you can get a reasonable card. I recommend checking out www.scan.co.uk cause they offer the best prices. I recommend going for an FX5200 or FX 5500 series. These models range between £30 - £80. Check out this card on the site (256MB XFX GeForce FX5500 AGP 8x DDR TV+DVI). It's £52 and has 256mb memory, 350mhz speed and i'm not sure about the core speed but this is a fast card for the price!! I have played doom3 on a friends computer with a fx5600 inside and it plays it reasonably well so i expect this 5500 card will do the same!

    This game states that it reqires 512mb of memory and that's quite a lot, do you have 512mb? It might be your memory as well.
     
  3. Dr_Seuss

    Dr_Seuss TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    im not sure about the motherboard, but your right its not PCI-E and it is 8x. i'll check out your ideas

    Many Thanks
     
  4. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Secondhand graphics card

    If you're happy with seccondhand there is usually a choice here: http://www2.cex.co.uk/default.asp . I'm using a couple from this source that have been running for months.

    Boots
     
  5. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    How fast is your processor and how much system memory do you have?
     
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