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Standard User mr_mojo
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Jan-13 07:08:05
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Recommend a graphics card


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Hi guys,

My friend was moving abroad and gave me his oldish desktop PC for a good price. I've wanted to get back into PC gaming for a while as the xbox graphics are really showing their age, plus the new Sim City and Companies of Heroes 2 definitely need played on a PC.

Right now the spec is:

Core i5 2400 @ 3.1GHz
16GB RAM
128GB SSD boot
1.5TB HDD
HD5670 graphics

Everything is exceptionally speedy apart from the graphics, which really let the thing down.

Looking to spend about £100. What would people recommend at that price range? Using a 1920x1080 monitor.
Standard User Ianph
(committed) Thu 03-Jan-13 07:45:51
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Re: Recommend a graphics card


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that system is definately not old by any stretch of the imagination m8

it will take and cope with ANY gpu or even sli/crossfire

for 100£ and 1920x1080 i'd go for either :-

this
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid...

or this
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid...

i would save a few more £s though and get soimething with aound 1.5 - 2.0gb memory onboard as running at 1080p in most games will really eat up the ram very quickly
Standard User mr_mojo
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Jan-13 08:05:18
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Re: Recommend a graphics card


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Ok. I could go a bit higher, if there is a big price/performance jump. What would peeps recommend for about £150?


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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Jan-13 09:49:29
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Might be useful to know what motherboard it has as that will decide on what PCI Express capabilities are supported (and also whether it does actually support SLI/Crossfire).
Standard User Gzero
(knowledge is power) Fri 11-Jan-13 00:42:04
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Re: Recommend a graphics card


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HD 7850 2gb.

If you could wait a little longer, you could get yourself a 7870 as AMD will be announcing the 8000 series in the next few months.
Standard User ccxo
(experienced) Fri 11-Jan-13 01:17:52
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In reply to a post by Gzero:
HD 7850 2gb.

If you could wait a little longer, you could get yourself a 7870 as AMD will be announcing the 8000 series in the next few months.


8-series parts are just 7-series re-brands, so the 7970 is still the top ati card.

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Standard User Gzero
(knowledge is power) Sun 13-Jan-13 22:20:35
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They aren't, it's only OEM vendors that are renaming 7-series cards.
Standard User ccxo
(experienced) Sun 13-Jan-13 22:48:54
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Forgot to add that part was a c&p from another forum.

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