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

    I thought I would do a quick poll to see how much Hexus members usually spend on their graphics cards. It would be useful to see what price bracket is important for most Hexus members.
    Last edited by CAT-THE-FIFTH; 20-01-2010 at 01:54 AM. Reason: This is a poll not a pole!

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

    "If it ain't on my motherboard it isn't worth considering!!"

    But I don't game, so I probably shouldn't have taken part in this poll

    Although as a general graphics card, I really can't see me ever spending more than £150.

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

    £100-£150. Wouldn't spend anything over that for a graphics card unless it was something special.

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

    My 8800GT was about £110 when I first bought it and that's around the figure I'll spend on its successor. £150 would be the absolute max and it'd take a lot of convincing to go that far. £100 to £120 is the sweet spot.

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

    I wouldn't want to spend over £100 but I might be tempted to one day. For now I voted £50-£100.

    Previously owned: 8600GT ~£45
    Now owning: HD4770 ~£55

    Tempted for another HD4770 or a 5770 though.
    Last edited by Ulti; 16-01-2010 at 08:36 PM.

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

    7800 GS was £200
    8800 GTS was £200
    Pair of 4870s was £150

    I'd say £200.

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

    300+

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

    Usually about £150-200, but I'd be willing to go over £200 if it's something special.
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    Re: How much do you usually spend on your gaming graphics card??

    £120ish is the limit for me, especially since tech gets so old so quickly I remember paying around £100 for my 3850, dont even want to think about it now!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I thought I would do a quick pole to see how much Hexus members usually spend on their graphics cards. It would be useful to see what price bracket is important for most Hexus members.
    Over what period of time?

    Seems to me like spending £200 every two years is roughly the same as spending £100 each year.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Over what period of time?

    Seems to me like spending £200 every two years is roughly the same as spending £100 each year.
    How much you spend on a card when you upgrade. Basically it would be useful to see what price brackets people tend to keep to when buying a graphics card.

    It could be that you buy a £300 card and won't upgrade for three years or you buy a £150 card and upgrade after two years.

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

    and spending £170 every 7 years is even better value for money

    although i do tend to use it untill it breaks, also to try and run things that it wasnt suposed to run let alone heard of, and run things that bring computers to thier knees even now.

    how else would i have found out that crysis runs at 15 fps, in low details, on an ATI Radeon 9600 from 2003 thats what killed/melted my previous computer by the way. So there are a few drawbacks to running very old computers on modern games.

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

    my last card was a BFG water cooled GTX280, so just under £500

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

    Think my last was about 120 quid .. although I'll probably use onboard graphics on my next system, as it's ample for my needs.

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

    I've never bought an absolute top of the range card, I always buy a card about 75% up the performance ladder for gaming and I find that can usually deal with all latest games.

    Usually change graphics card around every 18 months.

    The most highly specced card I ever bought was an Nvidia 8800GTS 640Mb in November 2006. That's still going strong in my number two machine, plays CoD6 MW2 quite fine though not at full res.

    Another reason for not buying top of the range is the frustration in seeing the self same card around half the price you paid for it six months afterwards

    I ticked '£150 - £200'

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

    Doh I just voted for £100-150, should of been £50-£150
    Mainly because I look for around the £80-£120 range, I did used to look around the £50
    I also keep an eye on releases so that I can pick up a card that was £200 on release when they are being sold off cheap due to a new card coming out, so now the price is in my range.

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