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Hey guys,

I am looking on getting a new GPU for my girlfriend. She has an i7-950, 8GB DDR3@1600Mhz, 430W Be Quiet PSU BUT a GTX460 gpu and can't really handle games well frown.gif

So for Christmas I want to get her a better GPU, I was looking into 750ti, would there be anything better for around £100?

Thanks smile.gif
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PowerColor-AMD-Radeon-HD-7970-DVI-HDMI-Graphics-Video-Card-/191737111680?hash=item2ca46c2480:g:sngAAOSwlV9WRO1m

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With the import tax to UK works out at £146.15, and the tax can also go up frown.gif
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Hmm I am wondering is her 430W PSU will be able to support the 7970 / 280x?
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Originally Posted by Mariusmsj View Post

Hmm I am wondering is her 430W PSU will be able to support the 7970 / 280x?
No, a 430w psu won't have enough of the right connectors for a 7970/280x
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Thanks mr squishy.

Well after scouting ebay I was able to find a GTX 760Ti for £70 and I bought it.

Looking at the benchmarks it is a bit slower than 7970 BUT needs a lot less power (80W less) and I got it for pretty cheap biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mariusmsj View Post

Thanks mr squishy.

Well after scouting ebay I was able to find a GTX 760Ti for £70 and I bought it.

Looking at the benchmarks it is a bit slower than 7970 BUT needs a lot less power (80W less) and I got it for pretty cheap biggrin.gif
That's a much better option. It consumes much less power and won't bottleneck the CPU.
BTW what 460 did she have? Did she have the Blue Asus one by chance?
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post #10 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mr squishy View Post

That's a much better option. It consumes much less power and won't bottleneck the CPU.
BTW what 460 did she have? Did she have the Blue Asus one by chance?

She's got a brown, MSI 460, which was an upgrade from HD 5770


Edited by Mariusmsj - 11/16/15 at 11:27pm
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