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    New GFX card?

    I'm quite happy to admit that I am a little outta touch with GFX cards at the moment. So that's why I am asking the top notch minds at Hexus for their advice.

    I'm after a new GFX card for my second pc, only requirements are that it has to have TV out and be able to play Star Wars Galaxies as that's the only game I will play on it. Budget is around £60 and I'm not fussed as to whether it's an ATI or Nvidia card.

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    Fair amount of choice.
    ati:
    r9600 128mb
    r9500 pro (retek)
    r8500
    various assortments of r9000/9200

    nvidia:
    gf4 ti4200
    gf4 ti4400
    gf4 ti4600
    (all above 2nd hand)
    fx5600 may be accessible for 60 notes...

    You should be able variations of all of these cards with TV-out....dont know how demanding star wars: galaxies is....i tried to suggested ones with reasonable play ability.
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    Nice list SWG is not very demanding at all on the graphics front so any of those would be more than enough to cope with it.

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    You might be able to pickup a 9700 Pro second hand, give it about a month when the latest and greatest graphics cards are easily available there is gonna be a huge amount knocking around 2nd hand.

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    I wouldn't go with the r8500, other than that, any of those should do you for SWG.

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    I think best bet would be a 9600pro - good medium-range card

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    i'd pick nvidia every time tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    i'd pick nvidia every time tbh

    But I'm not on Linux I've got better things to waste me time on

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    From the selection that i posted i would be most tempted by ti4600, or radeon 9600. But if you can get a 9700np i would go for that, deffo the best buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trash Man
    But I'm not on Linux I've got better things to waste me time on
    lies and hax!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trash Man
    But I'm not on Linux I've got better things to waste me time on
    so if im runing linux, i shouldent get a ATI???

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    Quote Originally Posted by oshta
    so if im runing linux, i shouldent get a ATI???
    In a nutshell , no. A lot of people have major problems getting ATI cards to work under Linux, so they go for nivida instead.

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