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Best Graphics Card For £160?

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March 4, 2013 6:43:22 PM

I previously made a discussion post asking for some feedback on my new build, however I've decided to go for the more
simpler question: "What is the best Graphics Card I can get for £160?". No more, can be less.

I'm running an i5 3470 3.2GHz and 8GB RAM powered by a 500w PSU.
Any advice?

Joe.

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a b U Graphics card
March 4, 2013 6:58:47 PM

Wut PSU is it mate?
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March 4, 2013 7:04:00 PM

Unfortunately a CiT.
It may be worth upgrading it in the future as I've been told although 500w is stated on the box, they very rarely actually provide that wattage.
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a b U Graphics card
March 4, 2013 7:17:53 PM

Oh man. All those days that i had to wait just so i could save up for a CX430 and save myself from the PSU issues forever are all worth it. You don't have much options bro. I'd suggest you get a PSU before anything. Trust me, do not skimp on the PSU. when i was facing PSU problems, i couldn't even convince myself to turn on the PC

http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-500w-builder-serie...

This one's cheap and comes with free delivery (Free delivery makes it worth buying from dabs)

And the graphics card (If you can't increase your budget to 200 but heres what i think.. if you're going to upgrade, might as well be done with it for a while. If not, then go with this card)

http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-amd-radeon-7850-860mhz...

IF you decide to increase your budget then by all means get this one

http://www.dabs.com/products/msi-geforce-gtx-660-980-mh...

And be done with it for a while
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March 4, 2013 7:23:48 PM

lostgamer_03 said:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-NVIDIA-GTX660-PCI-E-Gr...

It's faster than a Radeon 7850 and has very low power consumption. It's recommended to use a 450 watt PSU by Nvidia, so you're settled. :) 


Thanks a lot! After a few reviews I previously read I was under the impression that Gigabyte aren't a great make.
However, I will definitely look into this one.

Joe.
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March 4, 2013 7:30:02 PM

haider95 said:
Oh man. All those days that i had to wait just so i could save up for a CX430 and save myself from the PSU issues forever are all worth it. You don't have much options bro. I'd suggest you get a PSU before anything. Trust me, do not skimp on the PSU. when i was facing PSU problems, i couldn't even convince myself to turn on the PC

http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-500w-builder-serie...

This one's cheap and comes with free delivery (Free delivery makes it worth buying from dabs)

And the graphics card (If you can't increase your budget to 200 but heres what i think.. if you're going to upgrade, might as well be done with it for a while. If not, then go with this card)

http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-amd-radeon-7850-860mhz...

IF you decide to increase your budget then by all means get this one

http://www.dabs.com/products/msi-geforce-gtx-660-980-mh...

And be done with it for a while


Really my budget is a strict £160. I could maybe push to get that 660 but then the issue of the horrible CiT PSU remains. I like the idea of the XFX 7850 £123 card as that leaves money for the new PSU, but it'd be great to be settled with a 660 and know I won't have a need to upgrade for a long while.

Anybody able to highlight some key problems with the CiT 500w PSU, or would it be possible to leave it in the build and to run my pc undisturbed?
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March 4, 2013 8:22:30 PM

JEardz said:
Thanks for the response and thats not a bad idea... however I've never heard of ARIAnet and although the reviews are good I'm not sure hold reliable the make would turn out to be.



They are one of the main UK tech suppliers and ive been using them and there hardware for almost 6 years now with not one single issue, you will be fine with them.
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a b U Graphics card
March 4, 2013 10:23:46 PM

+1 Aria are good I have used them several times also check Pixmania, Novatech (cheap delivery), Scan & Ebuyer (free delivery over £50) for deals.
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