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

    The most i've ever spend on a graphics card is £50 and that was a 4850 off of here Lovely Hexus
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    with 29 minutes to go the watford dude saved the day!


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

    It would be nice to get at least a 100 votes in this poll!!

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

    Why Cat, that really is a beautiful bell curve.

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

    usually spend about £150 on a card but scan had £25 off the xfx XXX 5850 so i accidentally spent £230 yesterday am hoping it lasts me a few years


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

    Well the only card that I have actually brought is a XFX XXX 7600GT for around £130 3 1/2 years ago I've gone for the £100-£150 as that's also the price I'd be looking at if I were to upgrade it now.

    Not being a massive gamer and only having a 1280x1024 display I've never needed anything more, although I do have a X1950XT (nice little hand-me-down) sat on the desk that I haven't got around to fitting yet.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Why Cat, that really is a beautiful bell curve.
    Good spot!!

    I need another 11 votes to hit 100!!

    There must be some more people left who haven't voted yet!!

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

    I'm trying to remember how much my GeForece 256 cost me all those years ago.

    I would have said £200 - £300 before I had a mortgage, now it would have to be £150 - £250

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

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Why Cat, that really is a beautiful bell curve.
    shouldn't
    If it ain't on my motherboard it isn't worth considering!!
    be at the top rather than the bottom?

    Still a reasonable curve though.

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

    My 4850 vapor-x is ample for this 22" monitor - I havent got any games that are advanced enough to make it sweat. It was about £110 when reasonably new. There is also an Athlon XP2400 with a 7600GS (AGP!) which is still going strong - I think that was about £65. My work machine has the 785G chipset and makes do nicely with the HD4200 onboard.

    Would probably go to £150 if I was going to get more than 2 years out of it but would sooner spend the ££s on SSD atm.

    Voted £50 - £150 (is this supposed to overlap with the next band?)
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    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    I should've looked before I voted, I think I spoilt the bell curve slightly

    This is a tricky one for me, because I've tended to buy either at the very low end or very high end, and I also tend to get a lot of kit second hand. So I've bought a GeForce 4MX, a Radeon 7000, and an FX5500 all to upgrade IGPs for casual gaming, but I don't think I'd describe any of those as "gaming graphics cards", even though my main reason to buy them was as gaming upgrades. They were all - well, less than £30, probably.

    I recently bought a 7900GTO second hand to stick in a second hand spare gaming build - that was well under £50. I bought a 9800Pro to upgrade from an FX5200 - I got that when they dipped under £100 - and I've also bought an 8800GTX for - well, some silly amount. So it's hard to say what I "usually" spend on gaming graphics, as I don't buy gaming graphics cards that often - I've bought three, all in different price bands.

    On the other hand, if I was considering a new graphics card now I'd be looking at a HD4670 as a minimum and a HD5750 512MB as a maximum - so £50 - £85ish, which is where I stuck my vote
    Last edited by scaryjim; 24-01-2010 at 07:29 PM.

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

    I usually spend around the £150-£200 mark. Then try and make them last me 2 to 3 years. seems to work well

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

    6 more votes need to get to 100!!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Why Cat, that really is a beautiful bell curve.
    I lol'd
    I spent £150 on mine and wouldn't spend any more in the future - it can play all the games I've been interested in so far!

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

    I'm really tempted by the 5870 Vapor-X that's appeared in stock at Scan. My hand is reaching for the credit card...

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

    Just one more to go!!!! Still keeping the curve though.

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

    The most I've spent on a graphics card was £316.07 for a geforce 6800GT when they first came out and I bite the bullet and spent quite a bit on a 939 rig with a 3500+

    Generally it depends on what my needs are at that time. As such It can be anything from £120 to £400 depending on my requirements and other factors.

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