ELITE-UK
Scratching my back
+170|5897|SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND
Im in desperate need for a new system and im looking for a new budget Dx10 graphics card that will do the job fine and last for a year or 2 maybe, so i saw this while i was on my dads internet..and...well, take a look and tell me what you think

Its this one, 256MB Gainward 8600GTS Bliss PCX TV Dual DVI Golden SampleTM, its the 4th one down and clock on the info bit:-

http://www.advancetec.co.uk/acatalog/Ga … v_pcx.html

Oh and btw, i dont have too much money to blow on a new card so i cant really stretch any more price wise
majorassult
I <3 ak101
+307|6086|under there hayousaidunderwear
If you are going for Dx10 get the 8800, NOT the 8600
ELITE-UK
Scratching my back
+170|5897|SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND

majorassult wrote:

If you are going for Dx10 get the 8800, NOT the 8600
Like i said, i dont have that much money to spend on cards like those.
Jenspm
penis
+1,716|6155|St. Andrews / Oslo

budget?
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RDMC
Enemy Wheelbarrow Spotted..!!
+736|5988|Area 51

ELITE-UK wrote:

majorassult wrote:

If you are going for Dx10 get the 8800, NOT the 8600
Like i said, i dont have that much money to spend on cards like those.
Than you will not get a card that will last for 2 years. No card can last for 2 years anyway. I suggest you save your money, make some extra and wait till the fall and then look again for one.
The#1Spot
Member
+105|5963|byah
Actually you would probable need to get the greatest card every 6months to hang out in the highend crowd and its shrinking.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,998|6195|USA

OP: You forgot to mention...

Are you replacing a PCI-e video card or an AGP video card? Or is this for an entirely new rig?

RDMC(2) wrote:

ELITE-UK wrote:

majorassult wrote:

If you are going for Dx10 get the 8800, NOT the 8600
Like i said, i dont have that much money to spend on cards like those.
Than you will not get a card that will last for 2 years. No card can last for 2 years anyway. I suggest you save your money, make some extra and wait till the fall and then look again for one.
No budget card can last for two years. My 6800 Ultra lasted longer than that, but was half-a-grand when I got it in 2004.

Last edited by unnamednewbie13 (2007-06-02 20:42:03)

TimmmmaaaaH
Damn, I... had something for this
+725|5862|Brisbane, Australia

budget dx10 is a bad idea. better off getting a better dx9 card. How much money do you have, and what is the card for - if it is for next-gen games (eg crysis) wait till the game comes out, and get more for your money.
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JaMrulezass
Member
+47|5888|Hong Kong
Honestly, the new mid-range 8 series cards are bullshit. The 8800GTS 320MB is not far away from a 8600GTS in terms of price but provides 10x better performance.
Zimmer
Un Moderador
+1,688|6179|Scotland

8800GTS 640MB and the GTX are the only decent DX10 cards out for now.

8600GTS nearly underperforms a dx9 7900GT.
Stormscythe
Aiming for the head
+88|5972|EUtopia | Austria

Zimmer wrote:

8600GTS nearly underperforms a dx9 7900GT.
Which is not that bad, as it isn't as expensive as a 7900GT. The 8600GTS is not a bad card, but it somewhat falls behind the 8800GTS 320 way too much as the GTS320 offers an awesome performance/price ratio.
kylef
Gone
+1,352|5916|N. Ireland
advancetec
Zimmer
Un Moderador
+1,688|6179|Scotland

leetkyle wrote:

advancetec
scan.co.uk is cheaper.
RDMC
Enemy Wheelbarrow Spotted..!!
+736|5988|Area 51

Zimmer wrote:

leetkyle wrote:

advancetec
scan.co.uk is cheaper.
Steal.it.nl is way cheaper, guarenteed!
Bell
Frosties > Cornflakes
+362|5972|UK

Cheapest 8800GTS is about £175 now in the UK, strongly reccomend you save the extra bit and buy one of them

Martyn
JaMrulezass
Member
+47|5888|Hong Kong
No matter what you do, dont get the HD2900XT, it sucks, requires a lot of power, more than the GTX and has huge fan noises.
ELITE-UK
Scratching my back
+170|5897|SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND

Bell wrote:

Cheapest 8800GTS is about £175 now in the UK, strongly reccomend you save the extra bit and buy one of them

Martyn
Yep ive decided to save for longer and get one of those cards

Oh this is gona be part of my new rig along with 2-4GB ram ddr2 800, amd dual core 5600 or 6000, and plz dont say get a C2D, i like amd's and im sticking with them
Zimmer
Un Moderador
+1,688|6179|Scotland

ELITE-UK wrote:

Bell wrote:

Cheapest 8800GTS is about £175 now in the UK, strongly reccomend you save the extra bit and buy one of them

Martyn
Yep ive decided to save for longer and get one of those cards

Oh this is gona be part of my new rig along with 2-4GB ram ddr2 800, amd dual core 5600 or 6000, and plz dont say get a C2D, i like amd's and im sticking with them
No, no and no. Do not...get an AMD.
Just don't, your reason is invalid and stupid. You like them? How can you like a CPU? It is a piece of metal that makes your computer work at different speeds depending on the core.

C2D >>>> AMD
AMDs are pointless right now and you have no reason why you should get one. 4GB is pointless as well.
An AMD will ALWAYS underperform a C2D. So if you want a rig that is going to last you 2 years or so, you need a C2D. Not an AMD. You got it all wrong here.
kylef
Gone
+1,352|5916|N. Ireland
look. i love amd, they rock intel any idea. but i bought a core 2 duo processor, why? because i'm not so stupidly loyal that i would pay a higher price for worse performance. buy what is best on the market, and that is core 2 duo.
JaMrulezass
Member
+47|5888|Hong Kong

Zimmer wrote:

ELITE-UK wrote:

Bell wrote:

Cheapest 8800GTS is about £175 now in the UK, strongly reccomend you save the extra bit and buy one of them

Martyn
Yep ive decided to save for longer and get one of those cards

Oh this is gona be part of my new rig along with 2-4GB ram ddr2 800, amd dual core 5600 or 6000, and plz dont say get a C2D, i like amd's and im sticking with them
No, no and no. Do not...get an AMD.
Just don't, your reason is invalid and stupid. You like them? How can you like a CPU? It is a piece of metal that makes your computer work at different speeds depending on the core.

C2D >>>> AMD
AMDs are pointless right now and you have no reason why you should get one. 4GB is pointless as well.
An AMD will ALWAYS underperform a C2D. So if you want a rig that is going to last you 2 years or so, you need a C2D. Not an AMD. You got it all wrong here.
/stop fanboi fight

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