View Poll Results: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

Voters
150. You may not vote on this poll
  • Under £50

    4 2.67%
  • £50 to £100

    11 7.33%
  • £50 to £150

    22 14.67%
  • £100 to £150

    37 24.67%
  • £150 to £200

    40 26.67%
  • £200 to £300

    21 14.00%
  • Above £300

    12 8.00%
  • If it ain't on my motherboard it isn't worth considering!!

    3 2.00%
Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 33 to 48 of 83

Thread: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

  1. #33
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    633
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    82 times in 61 posts
    • Uriel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • Athlon X2 5200+ 45nm 2.3GHz @ Phenom FX-5200 3.3GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB (4x2GB) Geil RAM
      • Storage:
      • 480GB Sandisk SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Galax GTX970 4GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
      • Case:
      • Antec SLK3000B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407wfp A04

    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    Thinking back my last few graphics cards have gone something like this:

    9500Pro £140
    6600GT £120
    6800GT £100
    X1800XT £170
    8800GT £170
    HD4850 £130

    I'm starting to think a beter option might be waiting a few months longer and stick to a £100 limit.

  2. #34
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    Cant vote there but I used to spend 200-300 on a card. Now I have to stick with around 100-150 mark due to money flow.

  3. #35
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Bath Uni
    Posts
    1,140
    Thanks
    169
    Thanked
    71 times in 66 posts
    • Will404's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P5Q PRO
      • CPU:
      • Core2quad Q6600 @2.85GHz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Corsoar Twin X XMS2 DDR2-PC2 6400 @ 900MHz, 5-5-5-18
      • Storage:
      • WD 320GB, Segate 320GB (Raid 0), 2* WD 1TB storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI Sapphire HD 4850
      • PSU:
      • Corsoar HX 520
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • ASUS MW221u 22"

    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    Sice the only GPU that I have personally bought is a HD4850, at launch, it was 100/150 for me. I dont think that I will upgrade again untill the HD6--- series, or GT4-- series come out though, as student monies will not be great - (uni next year)

  4. #36
    root Member DanceswithUnix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    In the middle of a core dump
    Posts
    12,708
    Thanks
    755
    Thanked
    1,507 times in 1,271 posts
    • DanceswithUnix's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X470-PRO
      • CPU:
      • 5900X
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 3200MHz ECC
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Linux, 2TB Games (Win 10)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix RX Vega 56
      • PSU:
      • 650W Corsair TX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Fedora 36 + Win 10 Pro 64 (yuk)
      • Monitor(s):
      • Benq XL2730Z 1440p + Iiyama 27" 1440p
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb/20Mb VDSL

    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    Most I ever spent was £200, that was on a 3DFx VooDoo-2 but in my defense it came bundled with 3 games I really wanted and were all 20 to 30 quid street price at the time. Most games bundles since have sat un-opened.

    Still, I answered 100 to 150 as that is what I will spend now on my or my wife's PC. If it is someone else's PC then they often get something much lower end if not onboard graphics.

  5. #37
    Senior Member ajones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    1,143
    Thanks
    64
    Thanked
    70 times in 53 posts

    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    I have spent 200+ on graphics cards on several occasions, and have always kicked myself 3 months later. The last few revisions though, I've tried to keep around the ton mark, which usually means upgrading 6 months behind a release.

    Corsair Air 540, Asus Prime X570-Pro, Win 10 Pro, AMD R9 3900X, Corsair HX 750, EVGA 1080 Ti, 2x Corsair 2TB MP600, 2x 2TB WD20EZRX, 4x8GB Corsair Dominator, custom watercooled (single loop, 2 rads)
    Corsair 550D, Asus X470-Prime Pro, Win 10 Pro, AMD R7 2700, Corsair RM750i, Asus GTX780 Poseidon, 2x Sammy 500GB 970 EVO, 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda, 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance, custom watercooled (single loop, 2 rads)
    Synology DS918+ w/ 2xWDC Green 3TB + 2x Seagate Barracuda 6TB, N2200 w/ 2xSammy 1.5TB
    backup:
    Corsair 500R, Gigabyte GA-Z97MX Gaming 5, Win 10 Pro, i5 4690, Corsair HX750i, Sapphire Fury X, 256GB Sammy SM951 M.2 (System), WD SE16 640GB, 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance, Corsair H100i

  6. #38
    Senior Member Pob255's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The land of Brum
    Posts
    10,128
    Thanks
    605
    Thanked
    1,220 times in 1,121 posts
    • Pob255's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M5A99X EVO
      • CPU:
      • FX8350 & CM Hyper 212+
      • Memory:
      • 4 x 2gb Corsair Vengence 1600mhz cas9
      • Storage:
      • 512gb samsung SSD +1tb Samsung HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EGVA GTX970
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic GX 650W
      • Case:
      • HAF 912+
      • Operating System:
      • W7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • iiyama XB3270QS-B1 32" IPS 1440p

    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Still, I answered 100 to 150 as that is what I will spend now on my or my wife's PC. If it is someone else's PC then they often get something much lower end if not onboard graphics.
    is this a clever tactic to stop people asking you to build them gaming pc's?


  7. #39
    root Member DanceswithUnix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    In the middle of a core dump
    Posts
    12,708
    Thanks
    755
    Thanked
    1,507 times in 1,271 posts
    • DanceswithUnix's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X470-PRO
      • CPU:
      • 5900X
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 3200MHz ECC
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Linux, 2TB Games (Win 10)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix RX Vega 56
      • PSU:
      • 650W Corsair TX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Fedora 36 + Win 10 Pro 64 (yuk)
      • Monitor(s):
      • Benq XL2730Z 1440p + Iiyama 27" 1440p
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb/20Mb VDSL

    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    is this a clever tactic to stop people asking you to build them gaming pc's?

    lol, honestly people always tell me they want a cheap PC and that they never play games. In reality they do of course, even if it is just The Simms, but they don't want to pay money for the ability.

  8. #40
    Senior[ish] Member Singh400's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    2,935
    Thanks
    136
    Thanked
    310 times in 247 posts

    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    Max £200. Unless the card was something amazingly special. Not sure how much I spent on my currect GFX card (see sig). I'll check the invoice when I get home.

  9. #41
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    North East
    Posts
    400
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    12 times in 12 posts

    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    Quote Originally Posted by mikemikemi View Post
    I spent ~£300 on my X800XT then moved to 7900GTX (forgotten how much now); stopped playing games, but currently undecided between the 5850 or 5870.
    Which one is best for not playing games on?

  10. #42
    Lovely chap dangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Cambridge, UK
    Posts
    8,398
    Thanks
    412
    Thanked
    459 times in 334 posts
    • dangel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • See My Sig
      • CPU:
      • See My Sig
      • Memory:
      • See My Sig
      • Storage:
      • See My Sig
      • Graphics card(s):
      • See My Sig
      • PSU:
      • See My Sig
      • Case:
      • See My Sig
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • See My Sig
      • Internet:
      • 60mbit Sky LLU

    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    £340 is the most i've spent.

    £300 is usually my limit, but i do tend to be top end single GPU cards that last me a while - on top of that i have to figure in the cost of a copper waterblock too.

    Daft, I know.
    Crosshair VIII Hero (WIFI), 3900x, 32GB DDR4, Many SSDs, EVGA FTW3 3090, Ethoo 719


  11. #43
    WEEEEEEEEEEEEE! MadduckUK's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Lytham St. Annes
    Posts
    17,297
    Thanks
    653
    Thanked
    1,580 times in 1,006 posts
    • MadduckUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI B450M Mortar
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 5 3600
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 3200 DDR4
      • Storage:
      • 1x480GB SSD, 1x 2TB Hybrid, 1x 3TB Rust Spinner
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon 5700XT
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX750w
      • Case:
      • Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung SJ55W, DELL S2409W
      • Internet:
      • Plusnet 80

    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    around the 200 mark.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ephesians
    Do not be drunk with wine, which will ruin you, but be filled with the Spirit
    Vodka

  12. #44
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    195
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked
    15 times in 14 posts
    • Teamsreth's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI P55-GD65
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 750 + Titan Fenrir
      • Memory:
      • 4GB G-SKILL 1600mhz CAS7
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI Twin Frozr 560 ti
      • PSU:
      • Corsair VX450
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster 690
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H

    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    I have learnt my lesson, after my first real GPU purchase set me back £252.

    Was more than I wanted, but got carried away. An X1800XT. Lasted well for my usage, but of course dropped in price significantly over the next 6 months..

    Got a bit of a shouting at for that.

    Last one was £122 on a XFX 4890.

  13. #45
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    23
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts

    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    I spent close to £400 on my current 8800GTX, but it has lasted me the best part of 3 years without struggling too much. For me, it's unfortunately the price of gaming at 1920x1200 on a 24" monitor. At the moment I'm looking at upgrading to a 5870 as the 8800GTX is struggling a bit with GTA IV, but I don't want to pay much more than £300. Fortunately it seems the prices are beginning to come down as the stock's becoming available again.

  14. #46
    sugar n spikes floppybootstomp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Greenwich
    Posts
    1,159
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    34 times in 30 posts
    • floppybootstomp's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z68-V Pro
      • CPU:
      • i7 Sandybridge Quad Core 3.4Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Corsair 128Gb SSD; 1Tb for games; 500Gb for data
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA Nvidia 1Gb GTX 560
      • PSU:
      • Corsair Modular 620W
      • Case:
      • Antech 900 Gamers Case
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Ben Q EW2730V 27"
      • Internet:
      • Zen as ISP; Linksys Wireless Router; 4 machine network

    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    Quote Originally Posted by DoomWolf View Post
    I spent close to £400 on my current 8800GTX, but it has lasted me the best part of 3 years without struggling too much. For me, it's unfortunately the price of gaming at 1920x1200 on a 24" monitor. At the moment I'm looking at upgrading to a 5870 as the 8800GTX is struggling a bit with GTA IV, but I don't want to pay much more than £300. Fortunately it seems the prices are beginning to come down as the stock's becoming available again.
    Got this mailer from OCUK this morning:


    5870

    I know it's OCUK and they're not favoured around these parts but it does show you can get a 5870 for 300 quid now.

  15. #47
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,096
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked
    83 times in 69 posts
    • Bugbait's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z370 Auros Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • Intel i8 8700K (Watercooled)
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 16GB DDR4 Corsair LPX 4000Mhz
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 960 EVO 500GB, Samsung 850 EVO 500GB, SS 1TB, WD 2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition
      • PSU:
      • Antec HCP-850 Platinum
      • Case:
      • Corsair Obsidian 900D (Dual D5 in series: 120.7 - EX360 + EX480) Noctua F & P12 Fans
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 31MU97
      • Internet:
      • VM Cable (100Meg)

    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    Last few purchases were:

    - £265-280 odd for 8800GTX on release week.
    - £200 for a 4870 (512Meg) on release week.
    - £365-380 for a 4870x2 a few months later.
    - £560 for the 5970 recently.

    Gone for £300+ since that's what I'd be willing to spend on the latest graphics card that suits my needs. I usually look for a new card every 12-18 months.

  16. #48
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    6,585
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    246 times in 208 posts

    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    £150-200 range until recently. Now I try to keep to £100-150 even if I have to go second hand. Exception if a £150 card provides excellent bang for buck, as I would still need to add another £20 for a 3rd party cooler (gaming cards are just so noisy compared to the rest of the system).

Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-03-2008, 09:11 AM
  2. Faulty graphics card
    By BEANFro Elite in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-04-2006, 12:36 PM
  3. Is SLI/Crossfire good for anything ELSE (other than graphics)?
    By Artic_Kid in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 24-03-2006, 01:56 PM
  4. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 24-12-2004, 08:50 PM
  5. Graphics Cards Advice Please
    By smokie10 in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 22-11-2004, 10:40 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •