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    New graphics card

    Im looking at getting a new graphics card at around £150 to £200. I currently have a XFX 7600gt XXX edition I'm not sure weather I should go sli with this or start over with a new graphics card. I have a asus a8n-sli premium motherboard.

    so my question is what graphics card can i get for £150 - £200 that will make a difference to my current gaming experience. Also how much could i get for my current gfx card its been used for 9months and not oc'd. This price can be taken off the price of a new gfx card.

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    £200, then an X1950XT would do just fine for £175..

    You'd probably get £55-60 for the 7600GT if its in mint condition considering they go new for £90-100..
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    i forgot to mention, i also need one thats going to support vista in the long run. will the x1950XT do that?

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    Yes no problem as will your current graphics card. Neither have DirectX 10 support though (DX10 will be Vista only). The only ones that currently do are the Nvidia 8800 cards. ATI have something in the pipeline.

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    yep...the R600 from ATI is in the pipeline...but i dont think you will get DX10 cards for as low as £175...not for a few months atleast...but waiting so long will be worth it

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    If you're looking for DX10 support for vista then you want to save a few more quid up for a 8800GTS. The 8800 is a far better graphics card than any other I've used. You wouldn't be disapointed.

    But if you can't get the funds then a X1950XT will be a good compromise.
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    My personal preference would be to sell the card I have and upgrade to a better one rather than SLI

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    Stick with DannagE advise and if it is the 1950XT route you are taking go for the HIS version.
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