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hey, im building my first and need a graphics card. It doesnt need to be the best on the planet, ill only use it for mediocre gaming - even then the games wont be super strenious (FEAR will be the hardest its pushed)

Ive had a look around and found this:

XFX Geforce 6500 256mb DDR2 TV + DVI + VGA PCI-E

Click here

Im looking for better specs as i speak. I'll upgrade it after six months anyway
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post #2 of 13
6800gs. It performs the same as a 6800gt and is $100 less.

By the way, playing FEAR is about the most strenuous thing you can put on a video card.
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post #3 of 13
I agree with amped

The GS is a great card (you won't have to upgrade in 6 months)

It is $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150118
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it looks like your after a geforce but i just got a radeon x850xt for £156 delivered from http://www.overclockers.co.uk/ Ive oc to pe speeds and had no problems

i also play fear cod2 bf2 and they all run great on top setts

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post #5 of 13
Id go for a 6600GT if your budget is low. Besides guys, hes in the UK, so Newegg sites wont really help him.
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by The_Jester
hey, im building my first and need a graphics card. It doesnt need to be the best on the planet, ill only use it for mediocre gaming - even then the games wont be super strenious (FEAR will be the hardest its pushed)

Ive had a look around and found this:

XFX Geforce 6500 256mb DDR2 TV + DVI + VGA PCI-E

Click here

Im looking for better specs as i speak. I'll upgrade it after six months anyway
If your budget will allow it then the 6800gs is a much better buy .I dont think th 6500 would cope to well with F.E.A.R it is a very graphics orientated game
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post #7 of 13
If you're willing to spend a little more money to get the best bang for your buck, i'd say the 7800gt is the best deal on the market right now for as high-end card
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by silentwraith
If you're willing to spend a little more money to get the best bang for your buck, i'd say the 7800gt is the best deal on the market right now for as high-end card
Thats way to powerful for him. Look at his processor and mobo...
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi
Thats way to powerful for him. Look at his processor and mobo...
Oh, i though he was going to build a whole new computer and he needed a card.:withstupi
Wouldn't a 6800gs be horribly bottlenecked on his setup?
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post #10 of 13
"FEAR will be the hardest its pushed"

Well if you wanna play 1024x768 4xAA with medium detail you'll need a 6800GS.FEAR doesnt have the best graphics i've seen tbh but it makes my pc cry on maximum detail. I play Quake4 1600x1200 4xAA and its smoother than FEAR in 1024x768 4xAA.
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