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post #1 of 25
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im currently unning on a HD 5550 and what can i say... its rubbish i cant stress enough how much i hate that card! i currently have about £150 to spend but i have just upgraded to an i5 2500k so i have some old parts to sell meaning ill probly be able to strech to about £200.

im looking at running in 1680x1050 and would like to know what you would all reccomend for a card that will last me.

cheers.
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post #2 of 25
I'd recommend this. Great price for a very powerful card.
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post #3 of 25
slightly over your budget but gtx 560.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...14&subcat=1341
post #4 of 25
It you can stretch it a tiny bit more to about £215, you can get a GTX 570.
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post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by Fusion Racing View Post
I'd recommend this. Great price for a very powerful card.
I second this.
I bought mine for that price. Great card and great perfomance and great price.
    
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post #6 of 25
I'd go with the Nvidia option, but here's some options.
ATi 5850, £150
ATi 6870, £170
ATi 6950, a little over budget at £210
Nvidia GTS450, £90 and you could afford to get a pair and SLi them..
GTX460 1GB, £150
or the GTX560 Ti twin frozr at 200 quid

I'd go for the 460 or 560 myself.
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post #7 of 25
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I'd recommend this. Great price for a very powerful card.
what sort of frame trate do you get for such things as farcry 2 and crysis? and if youve played it yet bulletstorm?
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post #8 of 25
AMD 6950 or GTX560, otherwise GTX460

A 6950 handsdown if budget allows you to.

If not the GTX460 is at a very sweet price nowdays
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post #9 of 25
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what sort of frame trate do you get for such things as farcry 2 and crysis? and if youve played it yet bulletstorm?
I don't own one, but a mate has just received his. Runs anything maxed, including Metro 2033 (DoF off though). It'll run FarCry 2 maxed, along with Crysis and pretty sure Bulletstorm would be easy to run maxed too.
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post #10 of 25
My vote is definitely for the GTX480 if you're looking for a brand new card.

It is most probably THE best price : performance card available at the moment. It's a steal.
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