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I'm looking for the cheapest and smallest possible option for a graphics card that will run games on 1080p. I don't mind if my texture setting's are on low etc, but my GT 420 can't cope with the resolution. And my case is pretty small (picture below) so it needs to be a pretty small one, asking alot here but any help would be appreciated, also any information on decent PSU's will be helpful as mine is 250W and is in need of an upgrade.



EDIT: - My monitor is only VGA, no DVI or HDMI input.
Edited by DefyTheFallen - 11/9/11 at 4:09am
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post #2 of 8
Heres a great thread on PSU's: http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html

as far as the card, I'm not familiar with lengths but I'm pretty sure the gtx460 will give you 1080p gaming.

dont forget almost any case can be modded to fit anything...it just depends on your motivation.
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Ok thanks alot Jim, i'll take a look at that thread now. I just saw a gtx460 for pretty cheap on scan.co.uk actually, so thanks alot I'll take a look into it. And I'd rather save all the hassle of modding and tinkering with the case by getting one that will fit.

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Get the 560ti. And you will be set for many games on med-high. Get a 550W.

A GTX 460 isnt really adequate for the more recent games like Witcher 2, BF3.
    
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SloppyJoe, unfortunately i'm on a pretty low budget, I don't have the money for a 560Ti, anything between 100 - 150 british pounds is what i'm aiming for.
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Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123 View Post
Get the 560ti. And you will be set for many games on med-high. Get a 550W.

A GTX 460 isnt really adequate for the more recent games like Witcher 2, BF3.
He Said Textures could be set on low in which case the gtx460 should be able to run BF3
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post #7 of 8
460 or 6850 would be good cards to look into.
 
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post #8 of 8
A 560ti or 6870 will do the trick and a 430-500W PSU will be plenty, a corsair CX 430 isn't a bad PSU.
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