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My 4850x2 just died so im going to get a new card at weekend

I have a buget of £140 So either a

EVGA GTX 460 Super clocked + A new CPU cooler as the stock AMD one its getting to me

EVGA GTX 560 (Not Ti) 1gb

XFX 6870 1gb Double D cooling

I don't care much for physx But i mite be tempted to run 3 screens in the future

What would you recommend ???

many thanks smile.gif
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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-287-SP&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=

You might need to pay a bit more for postage but you'd have a 2GB 6850 not a 1GB 6870, and trust me, 2GB is what you want. smile.gif
    
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i suggest get 560ti 1gb pre-overclock card (msi hawk, gigabyte soc, asus Top, calibre, etc)

to run 3 screens especially for 'gaming',
u need at least 2 GB or more (of your card),
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I cant afford a 560ti frown.gif and having no gpu at all is killing me so i cant wait to save a bit more

an when i looked at a 6850 benchmark on Heaven i wasn't really happy but i was with the 6870

if it just means i cant run triple screen then i cant lol

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Ah okay, for I went by the passmark rating.

www.videobenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

I'd just suggest 2GB especially if you're running multiple monitors, but if that doesn't matter as much to you then i'd go for this.

http://www.ebuyer.com/279585-xfx-hd-6870-900mhz-1gb-gddr5-dual-dvi-dual-mini-displayport-hdmi-hd-687a-zhfc

Very good card, I suppose choose your 6870 depending on the ports you'd be using, dvi/hdmi etc smile.gif
    
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6850 will do triple screen, just wont be able to do high fps while doing it
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post #7 of 14
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Yeh that is the one i was looking at but on Scan Uk for an extra £3 i can get the DD cooling model

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-xfx-hd-6870-double-d-cooling-4200mhz-gddr5-gpu-900mhz-1120-stream-processors-2x-dvi-hdmi-2x-mini

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post #8 of 14
hands down, the GTX560. on new egg they have a pre-overclocked model for the same price as the normal one. $199 USD. it can max BF3 buttery smooth, never dropping below 40FPS provided your CPU is up to par and your ram is at least 4GB at 1600MHZ. i say there's no contest here. you still might want to mess with your RAM's speed but your processor is fine.
    
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post #9 of 14
gigabyte GTX 560 OC dual 100mm fan on it.
post #10 of 14
You will find much more of a performance increase with buying a better CPU cooler and squeezing some more performance from it. Unless it is one of the new FX chips which from experience run cool, then you would get A.) more perfromance, B.) better cooling, and C.) a quieter system. Overclcoking an extra 1Ghz maybey with a good CPU cooler can make so much more difference in games especially if you have an older CPU running with a new better graphics card. The graphiocs card will just bottle neck the system and not perform up to its potential. Go with a cheap, good CPU cooler, for example the Artic Cooling Pro 7, and just spend $20 less on your GPU. A system I biult a few weeks ago took an AMD FX4100 from 3.6Ghz to 4.5Ghz. I would then go with the GTX550 rather than the 460, as the 550 implements newer more efficient technology, despite not being in the GTX x60 rank.
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