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Question is: Where do I draw the line? I would hate to get a card thinking I've overkilled and it turns out I should have bought a better one for £10 more.
I think cost wise the x1600xt is a sensible investment for a PC of that age. You could go for more power, but that would cost alot more, and would potentially not be used to its fullest extent. I think a 7950gt would give you a performance increase over the ati card, but you have to consider whether that would be worth the extra.
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I think cost wise the x1600xt is a sensible investment for a PC of that age. You could go for more power, but that would cost alot more, and would potentially not be used to its fullest extent. I think a 7950gt would give you a performance increase over the ati card, but you have to consider whether that would be worth the extra.
Would it be a considerable amount more? I would hate to buy this if I could get something better. Having said that, I also don't want to buy a card that will make no difference in performance terms. What would be the equivalent Nvidia to x1600xt, for comparison purposes?
    
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Would it be a considerable amount more? I would hate to buy this if I could get something better. Having said that, I also don't want to buy a card that will make no difference in performance terms. What would be the equivalent Nvidia to x1600xt, for comparison purposes?
The 8600GTS. Because its the highest version of the mid-range card.
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The 8600GTS. Because its the highest version of the mid-range card.
OK, that sounds decent. And a 7950 would cost a lot more? If so then I'll ignore my prejudices and go for the Ati.
    
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OK, that sounds decent. And a 7950 would cost a lot more? If so then I'll ignore my prejudices and go for the Ati.
Yup ALOT more -
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s...tml?XFX-795GT5

Even this is alot more -
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...source=froogle

A 2600xt is about equal to a 7800GS.

Heres a close comparison with the 7900gt- http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3128&p=4
2600xt beats 7900gt again - http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=698&p=2
Edited by coffeejunky - 5/31/08 at 7:01am
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lol i used to have a dell 4600 and i wanted to upgrade the video card...and at the time i knew nothing about computers...so i asked my brother..and he told me that the highest i could go was a 6600gt.
which i found later was a complete lie
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Yup ALOT more -
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s...tml?XFX-795GT5

Even this is alot more -
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...source=froogle

A 2600xt is about equal to a 7800GS.

Heres a close comparison with the 7900gt- http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3128&p=4
2600xt beats 7900gt again - http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=698&p=2
Ouch, I see what you mean. I would pay £75 for the 7800 GS but there's no way I would spend £145 on this desktop. The 2600xt looks perfectly sufficient, I think I will be upgrading the power supply anyway as the machine is faltering now.

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lol i used to have a dell 4600 and i wanted to upgrade the video card...and at the time i knew nothing about computers...so i asked my brother..and he told me that the highest i could go was a 6600gt.
which i found later was a complete lie
Not necessarily, it's a safe bet whereas these would not run on the original power supply.
    
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well i already upgraded the psu to a 450w at that time
err well got my dad to do it for me
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well i already upgraded the psu to a 450w at that time
err well got my dad to do it for me
Yeah, then that was a bit of a lie
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I just noticed how dell like the P4... You just may need a new power suply first

BTW here at ocn we dont use dells
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