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I built a budget PC for my cousin several years ago (spec below) and he has just bought minecraft and team fortress 2. At the moment he has onboard graphics and is only getting 30fps in mincraft. I'm guessing he needs a graphics card to run this game better. He is only 17 and has a low income job so can only spend £60. What is the best graphics card for this budget?

It will be going with:

Intel Core2Duo E5400 2.7ghz
2GB DDR800
1440 x 900 resultion

He doesn't need to play any modern games as he has a PS3 for that, only the ones listed and a few others maybe.

I was looking at these cards:
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...670di1gd3.html

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...567d3-1gi.html

Trying to persuade him to spend a little extra and buy a 5770 but not sure if he can stretch to £85.

Ideas / thoughts welcome
Edited by Darylrese - 8/15/11 at 12:35pm
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post #2 of 13
Does it have to be ati?

I would say my card 430 uses barely any power and it maxes out gta iv dirt2 e.ct at 50-60 fps
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No its doesnt have to be ATI, it just seems from the reviews I have seen, the ATI cards have more horsepower for the £, quite a bit in some cases
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http://www.overclock.net/video/10806...6850-65-a.html
seller on here wants 65 but can barter,
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the forum says he sold it mate
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I'd get the HD5670. The performance difference between them two is very minimal it's not worth mentioning.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post
No its doesnt have to be ATI, it just seems from the reviews I have seen, the ATI cards have more horsepower for the £, quite a bit in some cases
Having a look at this post, might help
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post #8 of 13
eBay a 450 or a 5770
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thanks, keep them coming. Ebay isn't an option. We want to go to the local computer shop tomorrow
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post #10 of 13
then we need a pricelist so we can recommend something
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