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    Need Help Picking Video Card

    Hi, have been looking at what video card im going to buy for my birthday as my 7600gs is very much needing a upgrade.

    Have a few diffrent video cards in mind and would like some help with picking which one or another one.

    I dont really want to spend more then £120

    here is what ive found so far

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125020
    Sapphire X1950GT - Cheap at £75 with google checkout (also only a little less clock speeds then pro but is £15 less and i can overclock the clocks back)

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/126947
    Inno3D 8600GTS - Directx10 compatable but not very good performance for price from what ive seen. (i wont be going to vista ever btw so wont need dx10 probs.)

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119685
    Innovision Geforce 7900GS - Cheap, good performance and includes a very good cooler on the card.

    All information advice will be very greatfully took on as i am really stuck at the moment.

    Thanks Cozwin.

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    If you can stretch to a 8800GTS go for it. Otherwise I think the X1950Pro is the best in your price range...

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    I'd go for the 7900GS, overclocks very well and the cooler is worth the extra money. Also, far better linux drivers.

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    well 7900 does give me one big boost which is that my motherboard i am getting also is a sli motherboard so 7900 would be good to get incase i go sli (probs wont tho) but 8800gts tbh is abit to much for my current budget as im buying a motherboard and graphics card aswell as some other needed things so cant with money ive got.

    Also what program do you use to overclock nvidia video cards?

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    You can use, nTune, coolbits, rivatuner or AtiTool(my fave because of the built in artefact scanning).

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    Agreed, think theres a 7950GT on ebuyer for £115 though, not sure how it comapres to the X1950 Pro.

    Hehe I like ATITool for nVidia cards aswell (No, seriosuly :/)

    Also SLi is a waste of money, usually 2 x mid range cards get beaten by the same price 1 x high end card 90% of the time.
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    from reading abit about both cards just noticed the ati card has more pixel processors and other stuff aswell surely that is a better card for gaming?

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    Daniel was right http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119682 thats a good deal.

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    yer just saw that tho has a rather crap stock cooler, dont know if that would really effect my choice much tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozwin View Post
    yer just saw that tho has a rather crap stock cooler, dont know if that would really effect my choice much tho.
    The stock cooling isn't too bad on the 7950, also it can be upgraded later relatively cheaply.

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    In the video card comparison at THG the 7950GT beats the X1950 Pro in everything but Oblivion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    That 7950 only has 256mb....worth noting.
    Oh yeah, woops.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cozwin View Post
    yer just saw that tho has a rather crap stock cooler, dont know if that would really effect my choice much tho.
    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35183

    650 core and 1600 mem with stock cooler
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    humm yer that 7950gt is looking quite good to be tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel.phillips View Post
    Oh yeah, woops.



    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35183

    650 core and 1600 mem with stock cooler

    lol look at the stock cooler on the inno3d website tho its ALOT worse lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel.phillips View Post
    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35183

    650 core and 1600 mem with stock cooler
    Mine was good for 690/1800 with £20 zalman cooling. Faster an a 7900GTX for a fraction of the price.

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