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Old 08-01-2007, 03:46 PM   #1
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hi, i have just built my own computer for the main reason to play halo 2. anyway it plays halo 2 but only just about on the lowest graphical setting with some lag. could someone recommend me a graphics card that will play it ok on a higher graphical setting, my budget is £100 / $200 and i would preferably want it off ebay.

by the way my pc specs are as folows:
amd athlon 3800+ x2 x64 (each core 2ghz)
2gb ddr ram
256mb graphics card (cost me £40 so cant be that good)
some sound card with 7.1 surround sound
windows vista x64

a quick response would be much appreciated, ty
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:09 PM   #2
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i wouldn't buy one off of ebay, you never know what you might get.

and a question, does your PC have an AGP or a PCI-E slot?
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:14 PM   #3
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ebay is ok you know, as long as you buy from trusted sellers i.e. with 1000+ feedback etc. my current gaphics card came from ebay its it was ok.

anyways its a pci express slot. if you can provide any alternatives to ebay that sells graphics cards in the uk cheaply please do say so!!
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:11 PM   #4
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Default Re: graphics card for halo 2 vista

Just because youve got a 256Mb card doesnt mean it's any good. I've got one with 256Mb and it barely displays the xp desktop properly let alone play any games and for £40 it's probably a load of ass

Try searching ebay for used pci-express cards then if youve got a pci-express slot. Dont worry about feedback because there are first time sellers with no feedback who are 100% honest ya know
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Old 08-06-2007, 03:15 PM   #6
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Default Re: graphics card for halo 2 vista

256 is listed on the internet as the minimum GPU memory,
with 512 listed as recommended,

that's for a game now.

in any situation it'll always be better to try to future proof a little.
so I'd recommend getting a bigger memory than that. (what's the point in getting something that is just recommended as good enough for the games out today? what about the games tomorrow).

sadly a future proof card is about twice your budget (new) http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4JZL

fantastically enough though, this comes in at half of your budget.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1GB-1024MB-ASU...QQcmdZViewItem
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yay! thank you very much!!

unfortunately the £60 1gb card from ebay gets its majority of memory from the system memory through turbo cache which isnt that gr8, also it dosent support directx 10

the expensive one on the other hand which would be perfect for me is too expensive, lol. i guess that im either going to have to get a lower spec card or start saving up more money.

thanks anyways guys!!

Edit: just in case if anyone is looking @ this thread with the same question as me i just found a 1gb card for a good price and it isnt that turbo cache crap http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gainward-Bliss...QQcmdZViewItem
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