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It'll be my birthday soon and I'm considering a GPU upgrade. I'd have £150 to spend. I'd need a GPU with DVI, and HDMI, and it'd need to do decent GTA IV at 1080, as well as Sims 3 and Dirt 2 (as well as Dirt 3 when released).

I've considered this Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB OC Edition (not that I'd be OCing it)
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/232853
It seems suitable for what I want to do

Any other suggestions for the best 460 under £150 in the UK? Used isn't an option unfortunately.
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thats a great choice. i have a 460 hawk and its amazing on a 1920x1200 monitor
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Palit-GTX-470-...#ht_500wt_1156

Seems to offer good service when shipping
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Is "A HD 6850" an option? They're very close in performance. Why so locked on the 460?

Edit:
The 470 is awesome for the price, but I've never been the biggest fan of eBay.

Not liking eBay, and having never used eBuyer, I thought I'd recommend a few cards from an etailer that I've used before:

The Cyclone Edition:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-m...2x-dvi-i-mhdmi

Comes with a beefy stock overclock and a nice cooler. Not as good as the Hawk, but cheaper.
It also comes with voltage tweak enabled, so if you're not an overclocker, the stock overclock will do you proud, and if you are, voltage tweak will help a lot.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-m...dl-dvi-i-mhdmi
Just generally a better card. All of the features of the Cyclone, but an even beefier overclock and a much better cooler. It also costs a little more.

I've always loved the look of the Cyclone cooler, and the fact it's cheaper too is also good. Here's a good review for you:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/M...C_1_GB/35.html

Compare it to the review of the Hawk:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/M...0_HAWK/32.html

As neither cools the VRM/Memory directly (I believe), I'd either go with the cheaper one's cooling solution, or find another. I don't know if any regular cooler does on the 460, but if you see one that does, I'd recommend that.
Edited by Korlus - 3/8/11 at 10:12am
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Wait for scan to have one on offer on the today only offers or...

Since you linked eBuyer...
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/260135

I prefer scan though.

Higher clocks than gigabytes boards and more cooling.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-e...0mhz-336-cores
Edited by tht-kid - 3/8/11 at 10:05am
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http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251197 3 quid more but comes pre overclocked, more potential when overclocking when and if you plan to in future.
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Liking the EVGA one at Scan, but I have 2 concerns

PSU (can mine run it) and EVGA's RMA process in the UK...

Also, how would I go about changing the GPU?
My current thought is

Uninstall my current drivers in safe mode
Driver Sweeper
Install new card
Install new drivers

Would that be right?
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Palit-GTX-470-...#ht_500wt_1156

Seems to offer good service when shipping
awesome :O
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Liking the EVGA one at Scan, but I have 2 concerns

PSU (can mine run it) and EVGA's RMA process in the UK...

Also, how would I go about changing the GPU?
My current thought is

Uninstall my current drivers in safe mode
Driver Sweeper
Install new card
Install new drivers

Would that be right?
1.yea. a 5870 can be run off your psu.

2.idk about rma in the uk

3.thats what i did with mine.
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Liking the EVGA one at Scan, but I have 2 concerns

PSU (can mine run it) and EVGA's RMA process in the UK...

Also, how would I go about changing the GPU?
My current thought is

Uninstall my current drivers in safe mode
Driver Sweeper
Install new card
Install new drivers

Would that be right?
EVGA is starting advance RMA's in europe but Im unsure of how this works yet.
If you have a RMA with scan and the card is still sold you will be offered a direct replacement from them, if the card is out of stock you deal with eVga directly.

Not sure of your PSU but im 99% sure it will run fine!

For ease of mind I'd ring scan and double check the information with them.
And yes thats fine for the drivers, just remember to boot to safe mode for the cleaning
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