I've searched in alot of places around the country and all I see are either Radeons in the 7000-8000 range or nVidia Geforce FX5200s.
Where in Ireland can you buy decent (Radeon 9800 Pro 256-bit or better)
Where have you tried so far?
You will find it hard to get prices comparable to online on the high street.
e.g. 9800Pro 128mb €300 - http://www.peats.com/cgi-bin/shop/db.cgi?q=9800&search=Search
9800Pro 128mb €202 - http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.asp?sku=122901&cks=PRL
why dont you buy online is it because you dont have a credit card?
if so i think www.jes.de do payment by bank transfer
maplin electronics in the blanchardstown centre and jervis street stocks a 9800 pro. but its not in stock at the moment. you'd have to order it
How much are they?
it would probably be better to get a 6600gt
normaly 200 euro online, i dont know how much irish shops would charage though
iirc the 9800 pro is 296 but i cud be wrong. id recommend getting it off komplett where its 205 tbh. Unless you want to come to maplin and help increase my commision
jeez 296 i paid 195 with Jes last summer - you do not need a credit card to order of Jes Computers !
You'd be mad to buy it on the mainstreet.
Absolutely. If you have a credit card, there's loads of stores in the UK/Europe you can buy from. If you don't have a credit card, maybe a friend or relative will help you out, or you can order from Jes.de (bank transfer).
If you buy something on the mainstreet in Ireland it's going to be outdated and expensive.