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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dudester, Jul 17, 2007.

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  1. dudester

    dudester Thread Starter

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    hello everyone i was just wondering if someone can help me choosing a graphic card that is suitable for my pc. Currently i have a geforce 7300 se that came with the pc.

    I'm looking to put something better in without having to change too much. All pc specs are in my profile but anything else I need to include just ask I'll find out what what it is.

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Rich-M

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    You would find a major difference with a 7950 Nvidia or even 8600.
     
  3. kryptonite1055

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    you have many options. What are you planing on spending?
     
  4. dudester

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    I was planning on spending at the most £100.
     
  5. CanSnowboard

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    What about a nVidia 7600 GT, or a GeForce 7900 GS?

    If you want a DirectX card then I'd suggest 8600 GTS

    If ATI inerests you, maybe the Radeon X1650 PRO 256MB?

    Those should all be around our price range.
     
  6. dudester

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    Will I need to change my psu with those cards or should what
     
  7. dudester

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    I already have installed be ok?
     
  8. Rich-M

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    And what do you have installed as most require at least 350 watts.
     
  9. shazzatpm

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    I recently bought a 7600gt. Should recieve it tomorrow. I stupidly didn't open my case before hand and thought I had a 250watt power supply, so bought a new 500 watt one on eBay.

    However, I looked in my case and I have an Xsonic 450 watt. Would that be good enough for the nVidia 7600gt? Cheers.
     
  10. Rich-M

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    The wattage is not nearly important as the brand and what you have in it is junk, sorry to say. Hope you bought an Antec, Enermax or Thermaltake on eBay?
     
  11. dudester

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    I haven't changed anything other then adding some ram recently. I'm confident enough using pc on software but on the hardware side I really am a beginner.
     
  12. dudester

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    I just had a quick look and i think my psu is inside a casing on the front it states shall not exceed 250 watt so i take it that's what's the wattage of my psu.
     
  13. Rich-M

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    That would be a possibility yes...
     
  14. shazzatpm

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    Rich-M: EzCool?
     
  15. Rich-M

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    Looks cheap...be careful!
     
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