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Im on a semi strict £150 ($230.81 approx) budget and I really need other peoples input on this.

Im running an i5-760 cpu with an 8800gtx.

I want to upgrade the Gpu but im too overwhelmed with the choice atm.

Top of my list is the Palit GTX 460 Platinum priced around the £150 mark.

But recently I just noticed the AMD 6850 at £150
but then theres the 6850 from xfx, msi etc all going down in price down to about £120

Could someone give me some constructive advice that I could use when trying to decide what to purchase? I think I have been though 100 benchmark charts by now

Cheers

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Sure man anything for a british fellow

If you don't mind buying second hand a great guy on the forums is selling a GTX465 which has been unlocked to a 470 for £130.

http://www.overclock.net/video/89864...465-130-a.html


Also a little over budget but here is a 5850 for £166.
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/home/pr...ource=googleps
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6850 or gtx 460. The lower price is yours
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if you don't mind buying used, I'd check to for sale section on here. For 230 USD you can get something much better than a 460, use that conversion rate!

I just got a 5850 for 145USD, maybe post something in the wanted section.
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Does £150 include when the 8800gtx is sold?
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Normally I wouldn't mind buying second hand, but its very hard to see if a gcard is fully functioning from screenshots, so Im a little wary about it.

I did get my second 8800gtx for £100 when they where still £300 mind you.
    
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Sure man anything for a british fellow

If you don't mind buying second hand a great guy on the forums is selling a GTX465 which has been unlocked to a 470 for £130.

http://www.overclock.net/video/89864...465-130-a.html
I was considering posting this, but I thought it too cheeky. Looks like you beat me to it.

Thanks for the kind words
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Normally I wouldn't mind buying second hand, but its very hard to see if a gcard is fully functioning from screenshots, so Im a little wary about it.

I did get my second 8800gtx for £100 when they where still £300 mind you.
You can trust my trader rating, although I understand the concern with the history of the card, as explained in the thread. I could take videos of it working if you wished during games or something. Anything is possible.
    
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Does £150 include when the 8800gtx is sold?
I have two of them actually. you think they will sell? Where should I post them? there both 100% functioning and the one is stock oc at 600/950
    
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Originally Posted by muneris View Post
Normally I wouldn't mind buying second hand, but its very hard to see if a gcard is fully functioning from screenshots, so Im a little wary about it.

I did get my second 8800gtx for £100 when they where still £300 mind you.
I've bought a few things from here, and people have been completely honest with me. I don't think anyone would sell you a broken card, just check to see if they have reps/trader rating
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I have two of them actually. you think they will sell? Where should I post them? there both 100% functioning and the one is stock oc at 600/950
You could sell them both fairly easilly here, or on ebay mate

They will probably fetch about £50 each

That would give you £250 with which you could get a 6970, or 6950 or such
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