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    PCI-E Card advice

    Currently got a Radeon 9800Pro 128mb in an Asrock939Dual. Most games play alright but some are just agony, especially with AA enabled, sooo I've decided to make good use of the PCI-E port available on this motherboard. Unfortunately my knowledge of Graphics Cards (as well as the constantly evolving market ¬_¬) is very limited so I'm looking for guidance on what PCI-E card I should invest in? Prefereably something thats going to last a while .....Something round £180 would be my absolute max, so if you guys know of any cheap OEM online retailers I'd be most grateful if you could share that to!

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    Well how about a Geforce 6800gs??? Good cards, SM3.0 146 ish from lowest on the web OEM
    http://www.lowestonweb.com/products/...82E5C4BF8&td=1

    150 ish for GTO2 that will unlock and overclock to scary levels and are still very good at stock thats for a reatail version
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s...tml?SAP-X8GTO2

    Some of these are not bad o/c ers either if memory serves 135
    Sapphire ATI Radeon X800GTO 256MB DDR3, PCI-E, DVI, TV Out, Retail

    Thats just a very quick skim off a few places so maybe u can find bang for buck but any of them would do oK, especially the top 2

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    If you wait a few weeks, 7800GTs should be down at £180 or so soon. Just a thought

    Check Scan.co.uk's "today only" offers every day, they often have them on there. ScanFX is their OEM version, but you can sometimes be lucky and get a full retail pack for OEM price

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    If you can wait then get a 7800, might be a while though.

    Otherwise the others are good suggestions - a 6800gs is around 140, a 6800gt can be got for about 150 on a good day, and the x800gto2 is good. I've also seen the odd x850xt around 150 as well.

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