New PC (formally new graphics card)

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New PC (formally new graphics card)

Postby Scrappy » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:51 am

Hello everyone!

I need a new graphics card. I have around £180 to spend.

I'm looking for something that can run most things these days on high settings. Not too bothered about planning for the next three years. So, what should I get? I'm looking at Nvidia, but I'll take anything to be honest.

EDIT: New PC!!!

MSI GeForce GTX 560Ti OC Twin FrozR II 1024MB GDDR5 PCI- £199.99

Intel Core i5-2500 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) GA1155 Processor - £164.99

MSI P67A-GD53 Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard - £107.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - OEM (GFC-02050) £79.99


TOTAL : £564.36 (though I'm sure I can *find* Windows 7 somewhere)
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Postby Sly Boots » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:56 am

http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/produc ... -ti-tfiioc

It's what I've got. It's excellent.

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Postby Scrappy » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:02 am

Ha, I was looking at this :

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-114-MS&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=

Much difference? It's only £19 more, is it going to be a note worthy difference?

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Postby Sly Boots » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:06 am

Looks the same to me, I guess you get Arkham City bundled in with the OC version for the extra £9 though, which probably makes it worth it.

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Postby Eny » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:41 am

For another £50 2 days ago you could have got the 570, which will last you a long time to come. The 560 looks spot on for your money though, OCUK charge you £9 for next day delivery mind, but it really is next day. Very good cards.
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Postby Yodith » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:55 pm

Scan have the same card with a smaller overclock for £170.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi- ... i-mhdmi-pl

Considering how good the Twin Frozr cooler is (I have the 570 version and it's a beast), it's well worth it as you will easily be able to push the clock back up yourself.
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Postby Scrappy » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:12 pm

I feel if I go too high my CPU will bottle neck my card. Running a 2.3Ghz Duo clocked at 2.88 Ghz. Think I'll be alright?

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Re: New PC (formally new graphics card)

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Re: New PC (formally new graphics card)

Postby Nethlyn » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:36 am

In my opinion, Giga-Byte every single time, never had a prob with them. Just in case Amazon tries to pull their short warranty shite, make sure you've got the day free when it arrives to install and test everything straight away and if you can blag it to be bought on a 'rent's credit card, even better or use your own.
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