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Ok so I've decided I want to take the plunge into PC gaming, erm . . . specs are

Specs
CPU - Intel i5 Processor 2300 Quad Core
Motherboard - Gigabyte H61M-S2-B3
PSU - 650 Watt Power Supply
Memory - 8GB DDR3 Ram
Video - Nvidia GT 520
Memory - 750GB HDD
Monitors - X2 HP2311x
1X 120mm Front Intake Fan, 1x120mm Case Fan
Fractal Core 1000 Case

I've found the XFX Double Dissipation Core Edition Radeon HD 7770 AMD for just under £100 on scan and was wondering if it would be worth dipping or is there something abit better out there?

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7770-dd-core-edition-4500mhz-gddr5-28nm-gpu-1000mhz-640-cores-dport-dl-dvi-hdmi-pl

I forgot to mention my PSU only has one sixpin (unused atm)
Edited by MPX309 - 3/22/13 at 8:09am
post #2 of 7
The XFX Double Dissipation gets flamed alot for its cooler on a 7950/70 but i think its does miracle's on a 7770.

I had 2 7770 XFX Double Dissipation and both overclocked very easy and run very silent on auto fan profile.

Maybe you can stretch your budget to get a 7790 or a 7850.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-306-SP&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=411

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-317-SP&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1699

A 2GB 7850 would be even better but would be stretching your budget alot to..
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I highly recommend scrounging a bit more money together for a 7850 1GB or 7790, they'll both slap the 7770 silly.
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I'd look 2nd hand with £100

Here's a GTX 560ti 448 Edition (almost as good as a 570) for £120

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EVGA-GeForce-GTX-560-Ti-448-cores-FTW-1280-MB-/261188688983?pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item3cd00f1c57

If you trawl auctions you can even see these go sometimes for around 100 and they will give you a fair bit more grunt than a 7770
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post #5 of 7
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Yeah I don't mind stretching abit more, thanks I'll look into it guys smile.gif
post #6 of 7
£120 7850 in the UK, well worth it. 2 ( free games with it too )
post #7 of 7
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Ok guys thanks for ur help I think I'm gonna run with the Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 thumb.gif
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