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Hey guys, I would like to upgrade from my GT240 and get a newer more powerful card, any suggestions?

Buget ~£80
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post #2 of 41
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Hey guys, I would like to upgrade from my GT240 and get a newer more powerful card, any suggestions?

Buget ~£80
gts 450 or a used gtx460,

however by the looks of your rig you may bottleneck without an upgrade or Overclock so the 450 may be a better choice.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-p...i-i-d-sub-hdmi

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/produc...ortby=priceAsc

also, overclockers.co.uk has some crazy priced b-grade stuff, but you know, none of the goodies something new gets. I personally would get on down to the OCN marketplace!
Edited by Noctizzle - 4/16/11 at 1:09pm
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Afraid with that budget you will be looking at a 5750/5770 and GT440/GTS450... (thats if buying new..)
 
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well can I get anything thats better than my GT240?

Because its a really limited card because it dont have 4 pin power connector.
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post #5 of 41
The ones mentioned outperform it...

I picked up a 9800GX2 on here for £55 shipped... I brought a GTX260 (216sp) on ebay for £60 inc P&P. Shop around... With that budget second hand is your best bet.
 
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post #6 of 41
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Originally Posted by walshy155 View Post
well can I get anything thats better than my GT240?

Because its a really limited card because it dont have 4 pin power connector.
yeah. the 5750/5770 and the 450/460's are quite a bit better than the 240. the 460 is especially a fantastic card.

Edit: ooo 5830 for £85 new is awesome

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...56&subcat=1711

just make sure your psu can handle anything you buy
post #7 of 41
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Will my system be bottlenecked with a GTS450?
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post #8 of 41
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Will my system be bottlenecked with a GTS450?
whats the clock speed on that athlon?
post #9 of 41
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Most of the time I have it @ 3.4Ghz, but stock is 3.1.
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post #10 of 41
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Most of the time I have it @ 3.4Ghz, but stock is 3.1.
should be fine, but may want another opinion as im still new here.

the 450 requires one 6 pin to power it, so hope your psu has that, or atleast 2 molex's free for the converter
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