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Hi all. Not posted in a while and I have been getting a little bored of my system!

I fancy a new case and a new GPU to balance out my general specs.

I defo need a new PSU if im to get a new card so I have found a pretty cool bundle. Its a Coolermaster Centurion 5 II case bundled with a GX550W PSU. These are bundled together at ~£90 making a small saving of around £10.

Link - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/220861

As for the card I dont want anything mega high end at all! Just to average out my pc as my card is really bad atm. I have almost decided on a XFX 5770 1GB it seems pretty good on reviews and is ~£98

Link - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251215

Just wanted to know what you guys think of this or if you got any ideas! Also my current system is the SigRig.

Cheers all and a belated merry christmas lol!
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Phenom II X4 940 3GHz Gigabyte M720-US3 Sapphire 5830 840MHz 6GB 800MHz 
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Crucial M4 128GB + Samsung F3 500GB Samsung DVD+RW Lightscribe Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Crossover LED-P 1440p 
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Crucial M4 128GB + Samsung F3 500GB Samsung DVD+RW Lightscribe Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Crossover LED-P 1440p 
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Originally Posted by iPodge View Post
Hi all. Not posted in a while and I have been getting a little bored of my system!

I fancy a new case and a new GPU to balance out my general specs.

I defo need a new PSU if im to get a new card so I have found a pretty cool bundle. Its a Coolermaster Centurion 5 II case bundled with a GX550W PSU. These are bundled together at ~£90 making a small saving of around £10.

Link - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/220861

As for the card I dont want anything mega high end at all! Just to average out my pc as my card is really bad atm. I have almost decided on a XFX 5770 1GB it seems pretty good on reviews and is ~£98

Link - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251215

Just wanted to know what you guys think of this or if you got any ideas! Also my current system is the SigRig.

Cheers all and a belated merry christmas lol!
If I was you I'd wait and spare 70 GBP more for a 5850, it's a great card High-end chip for a similar price, good OCability too
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/247433
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2x Seagate 3Tb Samsung 850 EVO 120 Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B Windows 10 Pro 
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the newer 6xxx series is better $$$/performance. I would recommend going with one of those over a 5xxx card. Especially with the better tessellation, although I doubt you have that in mind.
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|WD Caviar Black 640GB|Seagate Barracudas 2TB X2| Lite-On Black 24X DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
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the newer 6xxx series is better $$$/performance. I would recommend going with one of those over a 5xxx card. Especially with the better tessellation, although I doubt you have that in mind.
On that note, OP, you can check this thread:
http://www.overclock.net/ati/897676-...x-benches.html
for comparisson and benches
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Core i5 4460 AsRock H81M-DG4 Sapphire Rx470 Platinum KVR 1600 16Gb 
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2x Seagate 3Tb Samsung 850 EVO 120 Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Fujitsu Siemens A17-2A Logitech K280e SuperFlower SF-550K12XP Thermaltake Versa H25 
MouseAudio
Logitech G402 Sony MDR XD150 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 750K 4.0Ghz AsRock FM2A75 Pro4+ Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X Kingston 2x4Gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 120  Western Digital 320Gb LiteON DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper Z600 
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Ex-wife's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4460 AsRock H81M-DG4 Sapphire Rx470 Platinum KVR 1600 16Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x Seagate 3Tb Samsung 850 EVO 120 Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Fujitsu Siemens A17-2A Logitech K280e SuperFlower SF-550K12XP Thermaltake Versa H25 
MouseAudio
Logitech G402 Sony MDR XD150 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 750K 4.0Ghz AsRock FM2A75 Pro4+ Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X Kingston 2x4Gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 120  Western Digital 320Gb LiteON DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper Z600 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 Toshiba 32" FullHD TV Logitech FSP Hexa 550 
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