Recommend me a graphics card and screen please

By CJ-real
Aug 27, 2008
  1. Hey,

    I am building a PC for my mate and here are the specs so far:

    P5N-E SLI (I bet you heard that 1million times)

    Intel Q6600

    2GB DDR2 800MHz

    EV Gamer case (with PSU included...)

    500GB 7200rpm 16MB cache Samsung

    Lightscribe 20x DVD/CD R+W

    So now I have a choice to make... the graphics card and screen.

    1). He will be using this PC primarily for gaming, which is why I chose a good processor and big HDD.

    2). My total cost at the moment is £291.16 (GBP, which is 1/2 dollar).

    3). The budget is anywhere in the reigon below £1000, please note I need a screen, speakers (although these will be £50-£100, sound card AND the graphics card, so no rediculously high prices graphics cards.

    4). He asked me for good graphics.

    5). Must be from

    6). Must be 512MB+, I can have 2x 512MB cards or 1x 1GB, but I will let you guys (more experts than me) tell me if 512 or better etc.

    Ok, it's a long list but to summ up, it's a graphics card costing up to £200, give or take, anything lower is excellent.
    I have been looking at nVidia 9 series and GeForce 8, it must be nVidia.

    For screens, currently I have chosen the Samsung 2243NWX 22" monitor with 1680x1050 300c/d 8000:1 screen, which is at, although I am open to suggestions on anything else, up to £200-£250.

    I AM OPEN TO OPINIONS! I can change any of the specs at the moment, so suggestions are welcome!

    POWER CONSUMPTION IS NOT A PROBLEM! I havn't yet chosen a PSU and I'll get anything good.

    Thank you for your time! AND suggestions!!


  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,297   +27

    Try these:

    The total for the entire system will easily be under £1000 and your friend would have a killer system that will be able to play any game with the detail settings maxed out.
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