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March 29, 2013 3:43:58 PM

Hi,

I recently brought this pc, spec...

CPU: AMD FX 6100 Black Edition
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX V2
Memory: 4GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (1x4GB)
Hard Drive: 500GB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
Graphics card: Onboard Video
Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio
Case: NEW! Fractal Design Core 3000
PSU: NEW! 550W Corsair VS
Warranty: 3 Year SureCare Warranty

I am still not sure which gpu to get for the £120 ish price point ($180)

Probably going to buy next week. Will be mainly using for SimCity and Rome 2 TW when released

Should I go for,

This

This

Or This

Advice please, I play games around 1280x720 res, so I can keep FPS up.

Many thanks in advance

Mike

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March 29, 2013 3:59:37 PM

I would go with the 7850, even though xfx isn't my top choice. I understand budget concerns, though. That's about the most you need for 1280x720, so it's a good choice.
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March 29, 2013 4:17:07 PM

So I shouldn't be too worried about how hot the xfx 7850 will get with just 1 fan?

I like the idea of overclocking for a free performance boost, but will this be ok with just 1 fan.
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March 29, 2013 4:20:13 PM

perko1989 said:
So I shouldn't be too worried about how hot the xfx 7850 will get with just 1 fan?

I like the idea of overclocking for a free performance boost, but will this be ok with just 1 fan.


In that case get this one with dual fan £122
http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/205227/Radeon-HD-7850-Dua...
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March 29, 2013 4:25:22 PM

Thanks imomun,

I have looked at that website yesterday, thought I had a good deal but they charge £10 for delivery lol.

Which would mean im about £20 over budget.

How much more performance would I get with the xfx core 7850 over the 7790 I have linked.?
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March 29, 2013 4:27:26 PM

Oh youve changed link.

That looks a great deal thanks imomun.

A dual fan 7850 for £122!! What about the company, any good?
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March 29, 2013 4:30:23 PM

perko1989 said:
Thanks imomun,

I have looked at that website yesterday, thought I had a good deal but they charge £10 for delivery lol.

Which would mean im about £20 over budget.

How much more performance would I get with the xfx core 7850 over the 7790 I have linked.?


With 7850 You will get 5-10fps more depending on games.

http://www.hwcompare.com/12037/radeon-hd-7850-vs-radeon...

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

perko1989 said:
Oh youve changed link.

That looks a great deal thanks imomun.

A dual fan 7850 for £122!! What about the company, any good?


Yes I selected even the better deal :) 
The company is very good no worries.
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March 29, 2013 4:34:47 PM

Thanks imomun

Ordering right now cant miss that!
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March 29, 2013 4:39:09 PM

perko1989 said:
Thanks imomun

Ordering right now cant miss that!


HOLD IT!!!

Go for the 2GB its nly £127 just found

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/206261/Radeon-HD-7850---2...

Since The difference is £5 so worth going for 2GB
I didnt notice the 2GB before but just now.
If you have placed the offer dont worry you can still edit till dispatch by company.

Glad to help mate, enjoy. :) 
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March 29, 2013 4:42:14 PM

Yes just seen that on their website.

Suppose its worth it.

Thanks again.
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