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    pci graphics card help

    Have a 146 opteron waiting for a an8 ultra have the rest of the components but a Graphics card. Now i don't have a clue about cards budget around £125 (i hope) any help?
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    I'd say an x800 gto personally as thats what i have and it's great.

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    X1600XT if your planning on ATi (and you fancy the xcode facility), X850XT (from OCuk, & yes I know most of you here hate them with a passion!) if your still in to ATi but want horsepower over newer tech...

    Nvidia wise the 6800GS is just about in your range... but thats about it.

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    X1600XT if your planning on ATi (and you fancy the xcode facility)
    Fraid im lost here btw not to rigid on the £125 if i could get a better one for some extra £, i heard that you shouldn't use an ati card with an nvidia board (True or False)
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    I would spend 130 on a geforce 6800gs - far faster than the x800gto.

    Though if you can find an x850xt for the price they are seriously fast cards.

    And false about the nvidia board thing - you can use cards on the other's m/board no problem at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobTi
    Have a 146 opteron waiting for a an8 ultra have the rest of the components but a Graphics card. Now i don't have a clue about cards budget around £125 (i hope) any help?
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    The motherboard you gave has a PCI-Express graphics card slot, so you can use the latest, greatest graphics cards (and can spend anywhere from £20 up to £500 or more!).

    In terms of answering the question "Which one should I buy?", you need to be clear about what you want it to do, ie do you want to play games. If so, the above suggestions are very good. Here is a link to Scan (where you as a Hexus poster can get free delivery by inputting your Hexus ID code - ask me if probs):
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=322310

    The nVidia 6800GS and the ATI x800 GTO (and GTO2) are in the similar £100 - £150 price range where most of the real bargains can be found (price / performance).

    IF, however, games are not your thing, this one for £29 will do the job more than adequately:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=219246

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    I got am X800 GTO for about £120 a few months ago. Handles Battlefield 2, PES5, etc with ease.

    My System: Coolermaster Centurion 5 (black) case, Intel E6750 Core2Duo, Tagan Easy-Con 530W, Asus P5B Deluxe WIFI, OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC, Samsung SpinPoint 200Gb SATA2 / 2 x Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200Gb SATA, 256Mb Sapphire ATI PCI-E X1950PRO, Creative X-Fi Xtreme 7.1, 19" Daewoo W9ZQ Black Widescreen TFT, 4Mb Virgin Cable Broadband (formerly Blueyonder) with Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G and DD-WRT firmware.

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    256Mb ScanFX PCI-E 6800GS SLi Extreme Edition GDDR3 ViVo Tv Out Dual DVI HDTV
    or
    PowerColor ATI Radeon X850 XT 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI
    or
    Sapphire ATI Radeon X800 GTO² 256MB DDR3 TV-Out/DVI

    All roughly the same price which one
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    I would think the X850XT is the fastest card overall out of that list of three... Correct me if i'm wrong though

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    Yes, the X850XT is the fastest.

    The 6800gs is more 'future proof' in terms of technologies, but that's not an issue for this generation or even near-future releases. Beyond then it might be, but the card might be too slow for the future generation games anyway.

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    you could get a 6800gt from scan from £140-160 depending on if it is in the today only section, it has gual dvi and a quiet cooling system. similar money to the gto but more pipes and sm3

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    You should have bought my GTO2 as well as my AN8 Ultra (which was posted today by the way)

    The GTO2 really is a good card but if you can get the X850XT for the same money then get that as it has vivo as well and doesn't need unlocking & overclocking like the gto2 does.

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