Gfx Card

  Kawlos 13:54 26 Sep 2008
Locked

I'm unsure what graphics card I need. I was thinking about the 8800gts for my new machine. I am going to be playing warhammer online and starcraft 2. I know. Or are there any older graphics cards which are cheaper and would be more worthwhile on the finances to cut back on?

  GaT7 16:25 26 Sep 2008

Consider the HD 4850 or HD 4870 - both are better than the 8800GTS.

Novatech links:
HD 4850 click here or click here
HD 4870 click here

eBuyer links: click here & click here

You can choose free delivery for any of the above at checkout.

What's the rest of your new machine like? Especially CPU, RAM & PSU? G

  Kawlos 23:21 26 Sep 2008

I am still deciding what to get. I have looked at the cougar extreme and for base unit only I think for £650 I can get.
quad 2.2 ghz cpu
4 gb ram
and 650w psu

Although its all really touch and go. I have contimplated making my own but with limited knowledge I fear the worst. How did you get into making your own pc?

  Joe R 23:35 26 Sep 2008

Kawlos,

is it a base unit only, or do you need all the peripherals too?

  Kawlos 00:11 27 Sep 2008

Only a base unit Joe. My current system is really lagging behind 2.2ghz amd processor. 1gb of ram.

I'm happy to go for the cheapest option with future proof for a couple of years the only games I'm interested in playing are starcraft 2, fallout 2 and warhammer online. Not really a fanatic gamer I don't have to have the best stuff!

I've got mouse, keyboard and my 19" tft monitor is old but it seems fine and don't know what different a new one would make!

Thanks!

  GaT7 01:09 27 Sep 2008

What's your budget like? You mentioned £650 above, but does that include a graphics card? G

  Kawlos 08:56 27 Sep 2008

Well I'd say my budget is £700 incl gfx card! Thanks.

  Joe R 09:10 27 Sep 2008

Kawlos,

if you can only up your budget by £50. click here

  Joe R 09:11 27 Sep 2008

Oops,

no operating system.

  Joe R 09:46 27 Sep 2008

Kawlos,

how about this one.

A little bit pricier, but comes with 22" monitor, speakers, keyboard and mouse.

click here

  Kawlos 12:37 27 Sep 2008

Is the psu for the bottom one enough? Those pc's are over £700 I am kinda using £700 with vat included as my budget.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Best phone camera 2017

Stunning new film posters by Hattie Stewart, Joe Cruz & more

iPad Pro 10.5in (2017) review

28 astuces pour profiter au mieux de votre iPhone