Quote: Originally Posted by krazymate
Um if your budget is pretty tight go for a gtx 460 mate of mine just ordered it last week i fitted it for him and wholla !
every game maxed an great performance comes at around £120 - £140
Great performance though
Or even a gtx 240 ? I know for a fact they perform really well even with games being released now.
To be honest, I still think a GTX460 would be overkill for my setup... Keep in mind I'm going to be running this on nothing more than a Phenom II x3 740 (no OC planned for now) and 2GB of DDR2-800 (until I can get some DDR2-1066).
The GTX240 could be worth looking at, but if I remember correct that card was OEM only, so they would be a bit difficult to find.
Quote: Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy
No 'exact' budget really, but I'm hoping to try keep around R1000 (approx $150). I can be a bit flexible though, but not by much right now. That's why I've been looking at the older range of cards mostly, hoping to find some mind-blowing GTX2xx deals hidden in the dark corners of the web..
Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster
Hey ZaLiTH, check this video about Physx.
Sorry Punkster, YouTube has just been blocked here at work.. The idiots in our support department were abusing it, so it was blocked last week.
Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong
That video shows an 8600GTS, not an 8800GTS 512 that Zalinth has, which is considerably more powerful as it's the G92 version.
It should be alright as a Physx card, especially when you consider the GT240 to be a recommended Physx card, which has lower specs. You'd have to just try it out yourself.
I'm not too familiar with the "GT" range of cards, other than having a GT220 in my work PC.. It was the entry level card the suppliers had that would do dual monitor, so that's what my work got me. I haven't run any benchmarks or tried any games... It is, after all, a work PC.
I may not keep the 8800GTS for Physx, it was just an idea really.. At the end of the day, I'll need to test with and without it once I get a newer card and see if it will be worth while to keep it.
Just found a shop on eBay selling a bunch of brand new EVGA GTX275s for $134.95 (link
), and they ship worldwide... Think that would be a worthwhile purchase at that price? Unless I find something better than this by the end of this week, I think I may actually go for it..