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Buying New Graphics Card, Which One Should I Buy ?

By Ancell
Sep 14, 2009
  1. Hi I got a budget of around £40-50 because my old xfx 8600gt broke.. And I just want something cheap as im building new pc at christmas anyway.

    I have a P35 NEO Motherboard
    http://uk.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=1215&maincat_no=1

    And the card Im thinking of buying is:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/171659

    If anyone can recommend better then please do. Im not sure what to look for
    I just go by clock speed and mem speed.. But dont know what I should go by..

    Also it says

    Interface - PCI Express x16 (PCI Express 2.0)
    My motherboard is only pci express x16 not pci 2.0.... But im 99% sure its backward compatible.

    Any help appreciated.

    Ancell
     
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    It would be better if you could save up a little bit more for a HD4850 / HD4770. Else the HD4670 is a good replacement for the 8600GT.
     
  3. Ancell

    Ancell TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Thanks again Ritwik7 xD

    Yh I dont really want to spend even £50 because for christmas im gna build a new pc so this just something that is good ish lol..

    Isit better then the 8600gt? my replacement...

    Btw do u no what I should look for when buyin a graphics card? People keep telling me it dont matter about the core clock speed and mem speed.. But I cant see what else to look for.
     
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,913   +92

    not to be self promoting,but this should help. read the graphics card section :)

    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic133075.html
     
  5. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Yeah, the HD4670 is better than the 8600GT.

    And since you are planning on a new build definitely go through red's thread linked above. I think you'll get all that you need to know. :)
     
  6. Ancell

    Ancell TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Thanks for that link pretty intresting :)

    I will buy the HD4670 :)

    It will deff fit my p35 neo mobo ?
     
  7. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    If you have a PCI-E x16 it definitely should.
     
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