New Graphics Card...any Suggestions??

By Dr_Seuss
Mar 17, 2006
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  1. im looking for a new graphics card, i currently have a
    "Gainward Nvidia FX5700 Ultra 256MB"
    and im looking for a better 8x AGP (not quite looking for PCI-E yet) card to replace it but im not looking to pay too much, about £150 ($260)

    Anyone have any ideas??

    Many Thanks

    Dr_Seuss
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,384   +205

    Perhaps an Nvidia Geforce 6800GS.
  3. sjps220

    sjps220 Newcomer, in training Posts: 129

    edit: sorry I missed the AGP thing. Nevermind
  4. KingCody

    KingCody TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    lol.. what did you edit?? you didn't suggest anything to edit
  5. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    for $300ish you can get a 7800 agp...or you can wait until the 7600 comes to agp which will probably be about $220
  6. Dr_Seuss

    Dr_Seuss Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 90

    Ok i like the idea of the 6800GS and had a little look myself and found this one

    BFG GeForce 6800 GS OC 256MB GDDR3
    - 370MHz Core Engine Clock speed
    - 256MB 1050MHz high speed GDDR3 memory
    - Superscalar 12-Pipe GPU Architecture
    - High-Speed DDR 256-bit Memory Interface
    - 555 million Vertices/Sec setup
    - 33.6GB/second memory bandwidth
    - Dual 400MHz RAMDACs

    Any good?

    but i water cool my system with a CoolRiver Deluxe water cooling kit, does anyone know what the clips are like that holds the fan/cooling block to the 6800GS?
  7. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    you just attach a gpu block to it..search google for "gpu blocks"...you would put it between the cpu block and the radiator....take off the existing heatsink or fan on the card..and apply the block onto the card....most gpu blocks are compatable with all cards..
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