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hey peeps,
ive just got a new mobo-asus p8p67 pro-16gb of corsair vengeance
and an intel i5 2500k
at the moment ive got a nvidia geforce 8600 gt graphics card
now im hoping to get a better 1 and maybe a possible 3d but not sure if my mobo will allow it?
ive got a budget of about £150 and it would be nice to be able to overclock aswell i play some games but would like it for the movies so any advice will be appreciated
cheers
simon
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post #2 of 11
For 150£ you have a lot of choices:
*Nvidia GTX 460 1GB
*AMD 6870 1GB which is a bit faster and cooler
*maybe the GTX 560 can enter this budget, it would be as fast overall as a 6870

In the end at a certain price point AMD and Nvidia cards are pretty evenly matched overall, but there are differences. In some games one card can be twice the speed of the other and in other games the other card can be far ahead. You should read a some reviews and see what card is good at the games you play and choose that one.
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post #3 of 11
yeh for that budget 6870 is the way to go
    
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cheers guys
is this the 1 to order?
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...age=2&rqcType=
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post #5 of 11
You could grab a MSI 6870 Twin Frozr II from Novatech for the same price.
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...INFROZRII.html
But Yeah, aria is nice... They also have too much of my money :|
Tweak it back up to XFX spec using the MSI Afterburner and problem solved.

Now the question to everyone else... Frozr II or XFX cooling?

Edit: Wait on a definative result, should get on soon.. OCN is good like that
P.S. I noticed you're from Wales.. I'm part Welsh :3
 
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post #6 of 11
Can you not stretch your budget to to £163? You could get an EVGA 560Ti at Scan and get free next delivery if your an AVForums or Hexus Forums member.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadowEW View Post
You could grab a MSI 6870 Twin Frozr II from Novatech for the same price.
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...INFROZRII.html
nice
    
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Code Geass View Post
Can you not stretch your budget to to £163? You could get an EVGA 560Ti at Scan and get free next delivery if your an AVForums or Hexus Forums member.
He could pickup the 2GB version for that price (+delivery)XD
http://www.ebuyer.com/268781-zotac-g...d-zt-50705-10m

Allbeit is a Zotac, He could pickup a Palit for £3 cheaper again :|
http://www.ebuyer.com/267727-palit-g...s-ne5x56001142

But.. if he is prepared to go the extra mile, a bump his budget to £200 .. He could grab Sapphire 6950 :| which'd push into high end 560Ti's xD
http://www.ebuyer.com/253398-sapphir...e-11188-01-40g
Edited by ShadowEW - 8/16/11 at 8:11am
 
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Logitech G930 Shure SRH240A Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 HD 
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post #9 of 11
Not a fanboyof ATI but for budget 6870 sounds good if not best choice recommended in this thread. Keep your current card for physx, if you are going to use sig rig-s PSU, that should be barely sufficient I guess.
post #10 of 11
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cheers guys for your help
so can i run both my old/new cards together?
and is the £30 extra worth it for the Zotac GTX 560 2gb or EVGA geforce GTX 560 Ti
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