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How much do you value ?

Soldato
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Interested to see what value you put on your graphics card, and what your limit stops at ?

I`d pay no more than £200 now for any graphics set up. I value my card at that price and no more.
 
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One of my earlier PC's had a cheap MX Nvidia, about £90 so decided my next PC was going to have a near top end card. If you build a new gaming PC you don't want to have to set at low res and low detail really!
 
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I cycle.

bought my 9800 pro for 150 sold for 100
bought my 6600gt for 40 quid more.

so I bought my 7800 GT for 220 and sold for 160 losing 60.

bought a 7900 GT for 199 etc..

so i never really spend more than 150 quid on gfx


just sell at the right time for the next gen
 
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Johanson said:
When i built my first PC last year, my limit on graphics was £90, which quickly rose to £150, then £240 :p. Thats definately the most i will ever spend on graphics card (ignoring inflation of course), unless i come into some serious money

Pretty much the same as me, 2 years ago i paid £50 for my 1st one, a coupla weeks ago i paid £270. Hope a trend isnt appearing :eek:
 
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I give mine away to family for nothing :)

Nvidia Sparkle Ti200 £110, first went to my dad, now just in a box gathering dust

ATI Hercules 9800Pro £200, Now sitting in my nephews computer, which I built for him for Xmas a couple of years ago and been upgrading him ever since for free

ATI Hercules 9800SE AIW, In my dad's PC, after I changed to PCI-Ex last year.

ATI The HIS Excalibur X850XT PE £329 (most expensive by far). in my PC at the moment, will still be in there in 6 months time as well, still doing the job so why bother to change ;)
 
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As for me I'd probably go to anywhere between £200-£300 for a graphics card but that depends on what is available and what I am looking to do with it, sometimes I don't need a particularly good graphics card but at the moment my 6800gt(at ~£250ish brand new) is going to have to do me maybe a couple of years so it makes sense to get a semi-decent graphics card.
 
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£300 max.Usually sell my old card on for decent money then spend the rest on my new card

Sold my 7800GT for £165 & bought my X1900XT for £280

Works for me ;)

Rob
 

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Most i've spent on a card is £320 for a Radeon 9800 XT in Late 2003.

My max budget it around £150-180, considering the fact that I only lightly game now.

Mul
 
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Bought my X800XL for just shy of £200 a year ago, had been only planning to get a 6600gt, but did a bit of overtime and got the better card.
Loking at spending aruond £300 this tme, and hopefully it will last me through a decent amount of my time at Uni.
 
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Got my 2 7800GT's for just under £200 each a couple of months ago and I'm very pleased with them.

I'm thinking of upgrading again mid-2007 for DX10 but I doubt I'll be spending more than £250 per card, less if PhysX has become worth it by then as I'll get one of those too if they've dropped in price enough :D
 
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Most I have paid was £300 for this Radeon X1900XT but I did sell a 7800GTX before that for £200, so it reallyonly cost me £200.

Like someone else already said, i cycle, so i sell on while they still have value and upgrade using the cash and am willing to usually pay about £200-300
 
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I would probably only spend £150, and so far i have always spent less than £100.

I am no big gamer, and at present i don't have a big screen so those do fine for me. All i need now is a nice widescreen and i may be tepted to break my budget.

I have an X800XL now (second hand of course :p )

Ian
 
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My budget has steadily increased over time:

Voodoo1 PCI - £90
Voodoo3 AGP - £70 (was given to me as a present)
GF2MX AGP - £113
GF4 Ti4200 AGP - £140
9800SE AIW AGP - £176
GF 6800 AGP - £176 (?)
GF 6800GT PCI-E - £211

I have a rough target price of around £175-225 now, but I basically buy what I consider to be good value. For example I was tempted by x1900xt for £270 a while back, and indeed the x1800xt at £170.

My current 6800GT is the only component I've ever spent more than £200 on (ignoring my old monitor at £234). I've been thinking that it does make sense to spend more on the graphics card, even if it means scrimping in other areas such as memory. An extra £50 on the gfx card makes far more difference to gaming performance than an extra £50 on the RAM, at least on the A64 platform where high memory FSB isn't essential.
 
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