Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Advice on graphics card and monitor pls

  1. #1
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    37
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Advice on graphics card and monitor pls

    I am still wanting to buy a new graphics card and monitor. I want to get a tft but have heard these aint as good as crt for games?

    Anyway, i like this 1

    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/product...ProductID=3283

    Any advice on a new monitor would be helpful.

    Also a new graphics card.

    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...ProductID=6860

    I aint big on compters as you have probably guessed.

    I also forgot what oem stood for. Some1 told me to stay away from it.

    Cheers

  2. #2
    Will work for beer... nichomach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Preston, Lancs
    Posts
    6,137
    Thanks
    560
    Thanked
    138 times in 99 posts
    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 20" TFT
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Cable
    That looks a nice TFT and with a 16ms response time I'd have thought OK for games. OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer. When applied to a component it generally means that it ships with nothing but the essentials (i.e. in the case of a graphics card, you might get the card, cables and a driver CD but in a brown box with no games bundle, stuff like that). If you can live without the bundle of games and the retail packaging, then it can be a good buy, since it will be cheaper. Some OEM variants of graphics cards have been clocked differently to retail versions, but as long as you've checked the specs carefully, then there isn't a problem. It's a good way to buy if you simply want the card, the whole card and nothing but the card .

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    It depends how much you are prepared to sprend
    but i have got a (17inch LG LCD flatron L1710B 16ms) and its perfect for gaming

  4. #4
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    24
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    I believe that ATi regularly underclock their graphics cards for OEM, so take extra care to compare clock speeds with the retail versions if you do choose to buy one of ATi's products OEM.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    116
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    9800XT is a good enough graphics card, not the best but not the worst should be able to play doom3 etc on it nice enough just not at full res and detail

  6. #6
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    37
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    WHat graphics card would you suggest i buy for around £200 and under?

    Also what happenes if tft monitors get dead pixels?

    Cheers guys

  7. #7
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    37
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Just been looking at overclockers. would you guys suggest if the card i linked in my 1st post.
    This 1 : http://www.tul.com.tw/global/product...at2=1&cat3=104

    or : http://www.sapphiretech.com/vga/9800proult.asp

    Also found this 12ms monitor. http://www.hyundaiq.com/pro_l70s.asp
    Is there a lot of difference between 12 and 16 ms? How come both Resolutions are the same but different MHz?
    1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz Max. Resolution
    280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz Recommended for use
    Cheers guys

  8. #8
    Will work for beer... nichomach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Preston, Lancs
    Posts
    6,137
    Thanks
    560
    Thanked
    138 times in 99 posts
    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 20" TFT
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Cable
    Quote Originally Posted by FootballFanatic
    WHat graphics card would you suggest i buy for around £200 and under?
    Well, dabs are listing an XFX GeForce 6800 128MB for under £200 (just!), which ought to be pretty good...or their DabsValue 6800 for £176.99, which judging by the product code is an Inno3D jobbie .

    Quote Originally Posted by FootballFanatic
    Also what happenes if tft monitors get dead pixels?

    Cheers guys
    Tricky one - no manufacturer guarantees that their kit will be dead-pixel-free - check the manufacturer's policy before buying
    Dabs notes .

  9. #9
    Asking silly questions menthel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Rainey Park...
    Posts
    5,077
    Thanks
    258
    Thanked
    97 times in 78 posts
    I can certainly confirm that the 1710b is excellent! Perhaps you should consider a 9800pro rather that the xt. They are much cheaper and not much faster.
    Not around too often!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Posting Permissions

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