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http://www.scan.co.uk/product.aspx?productid=38893

For the sigrig, it's on offer today and I've been wanting it for a while, and I finally have just enough funds to get it.

Is there anything that should stop me buying this card (I'm also picking up an LG W2361V monitor)?
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Something you had in mind that you want to play on the new card?
If there is a game that is soon to be released I'd wait unless you have something ATM that you can't play at a desired speed.
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Well I play GTA IV, DiRT 2 and will play DiRT 3, as well as SA:MP.

Bear in mind I'm upgrading the monitor anyway, and I doubt this 4670 will cut the mustard at 1080p res.
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Then go for it!
 
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Eww, non-reference.
Sorry, XFX and other vendors are known to cheap out on these sort of boards.
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It's not being OCed or anything. All it has to do is play games. Will it do for this? I can't afford better, it's this or a 460. and I'd rather have this to be truthful.
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go for it. i dont think SA:MP will stress it. HAHA
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post #8 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Markeh View Post
It's not being OCed or anything. All it has to do is play games. Will it do for this? I can't afford better, it's this or a 460. and I'd rather have this to be truthful.
How about a 6870?
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post #9 of 43
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Penguin View Post
How about a 6870?
I was under the impression the 5870 is more powerful. I might be wrong however.

To be honest this is the card I want, I just don't know if it's stable enough, really.
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post #10 of 43
I know it s bit more, but I would get this instead. You get an extra gigabyte of vRam and some extra speed. Not to mention, you have a change at unlocking it to a 6970.
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