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    recomend a graphics card..

    for about 120 budget.

    i just noticed, overclockers are doing a Sapphire X1600 Pro 512MB DDR2, for 105.
    Is that better than any of the 6600GTs and 6800s?

    certainly good value for money?
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    I am sure that it is better than the 6600GT, I am not so sure about the 6800 series. There wouold be few comparisons between those two cards, but from this discussion:

    http://www.driverheaven.net/archive/...p/t-99402.html

    "well the 6800gs is just above the x1600pro and the gs is much better than the 6600gt"

    If I were you I would try to swing the purchase of the new 7600 GT. It is faster than ANY 6800 series card, more future proof and very low power. SO low that it needs NO power connector!

    http://www.penstarsys.com/reviews/video/evga/7600gtco/

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    7600GT

    Miles ahead of the x1600 line. The only thing you'll be losing is 256MB of RAM. Although I wouldn't be surprised if a 512MB 7600GT were out shortly.
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    but how mucho is the 7600GT?
    bare in mind the X1600 512mb is 90 from overclockers! (sapphire too).
    120 is around about the budget
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    What is that in US dollars? 1 pound = 1.75 dollars, so 120 pounds is $210 US dollars. Right about the cost of the 7600GT.

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    Is this a PCIE card you're after?

    Quote Originally Posted by AMD Guy
    What is that in US dollars? 1 pound = 1.75 dollars, so 120 pounds is $210 US dollars. Right about the cost of the 7600GT.
    It never works like that, unfortunately. The 7600GT is about 140-150 here, although OcUK have the BFG 7600GT OC on offer this week for 135: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...00_Series.html

    If you must stick to 120 then something like the PowerColor X800 GTO16 or Sapphire GTO2 is your best bet. Forget the X1600 Pro and 6600GT.
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