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He wants passively cooled, which rules out anything higher than a 7600 GT really in the 7 series, and there's very few passively cooled 8 series cards. Also, he said he didn't want ATI. Here's a passively cooled 8600 GT that should fit the bill nicely.

As for monitors, you should probably try to match whatever monitors you already have. Then you'll be getting performance you're already comfortable with. However, if this is not possible, then just get any monitor with a response of at least 8 ms and the highest contrast ratio you can find. All this might be hard to fit into a 250 GBP budget, though.
fully agree with the monitors and that 8600Gt is a good price and a better value then the 8400
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Thanks for the advice. Yeah, that card looks interesting. I might push out the budget to £300-£350, depending on what happens, we shall see. I'll check out what monitors I can find.

I was looking at two of these: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=602558
and this:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=577065

which comes to around £280. (The graphics card is cheaper with eBuyer, but the monitors are much cheaper with scan, so it's better to get all from scan)
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