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#1 +djdanster

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 16:29

Hi all,

So firstly, let me say: I will be ordering from Amazon as I can get NDD as well as I have £120 gift voucher for it.

Ok, now down to business! I plan to order this as quick as possible.

I plan to get a new graphics card as my AMD 5770 now seems to be lagging behind. I don't have a major preference between the two manufacturers (AMD/Nvidia) although I have always gone AMD in the past due to good driver support (others will disagree, but I never had many issues).

I've been out of the game now for the past year or so as I lost interest due to lack of funds! Now I have some money I feel it's time for a new GPU.

So, for under £250, what is the best graphics card I can get. I'd only probably get a latest gen card such as the 7xxx or 6xx series.

Games I mainly play, BF3 A LOT (will also play BF4), Fifa 13 (and next gen), Sim City and possibly bioshock infinite.

EDIT: I was looking into the 7870, however I have a bigger budget so I can afford more.

TIA!


#2 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 16:32

At that price range, this is the best GPU within your budget:
http://www.amazon.co...ords=gtx+660+ti

Other flavors of the 660 Ti will bring the price down a bit, but having 3GB of vRAM will do wonders for future games.

Otherwise, you can make your decision based on this:
http://www.videocard...h_end_gpus.html

#3 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 16:34

For around that you can get 660Ti or 7950. Depends whether your preference is AMD or nVidia.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 16:36

http://www.tomshardw...eview,3107.html

Worth a read regardless of what you choose.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:40

thanks guys for the suggestions :). Hopefully I'll get some more opinions today before I order it at around 4PM.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 22:39

Thanks for the suggestions guys.

I went ahead and purchased the Nvidia EVGA 660 ti SC+ 3GB edition :). Better be good for the price i paid! :p

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 23:03

Good choice and nice selection on the EVGA :), Ive been real happy with mine.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 23:47

Good choice and nice selection on the EVGA :), Ive been real happy with mine.


Thanks, I know it's not that much in reality, but I don't think I've dropped more than £250 on one item since my car :p.

What frame rates are you seeing? Also, did you overclock it? How much better does it run? Is it pretty quiet?

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 23:49

I would of gone 7950 :p

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 23:57

Thanks, I know it's not that much in reality, but I don't think I've dropped more than £250 on one item since my car :p.

What frame rates are you seeing? Also, did you overclock it? How much better does it run? Is it pretty quiet?


IKR, I just spent $1500 on a new setup and I havent spent that much except for a car :p

Anways I have a 680, so my frames wont be much help, but I dont typically mess with OCing.

Mine is quiet even with a load, well quiet for me :p

#11 OP +djdanster

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 00:35

IKR, I just spent $1500 on a new setup and I havent spent that much except for a car :p

Anways I have a 680, so my frames wont be much help, but I dont typically mess with OCing.


Ah, fair enough. Thanks anyway :)



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