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August 15, 2013 6:21:33 AM

I've got a mini case on my PC and so the profile of the graphics card is pretty important. I'm looking for something that I can put in and then use as a dedicated card for gaming, I currently have a ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT and that isn't really cutting it for my 1680 x 1050 resolution screen, preferably under £100, any recommendations?

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August 15, 2013 6:25:14 AM
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August 15, 2013 6:42:22 AM

Hey newegg does not ship in UK, so do not get the card from newegg as you cannot buy from newegg for UK.

Get this much better 7790 instead. It is extremely small and is much more powerful than the 7750. You can see in the pic below how low profile it is.



You can get it from AriaPC from the link below.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card (£99.95 @ Aria PC)
Total: £99.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-15 14:41 BST+0100)

I hope this helps. If you have any other question then feel free to ask it. I would be happy to help.
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August 15, 2013 6:48:54 AM

Sangeet Khatri said:
Hey newegg does not ship in UK, so do not get the card from newegg as you cannot buy from newegg for UK.

Get this much better 7790 instead. It is extremely small and is much more powerful than the 7750. You can see in the pic below how low profile it is.



You can get it from AriaPC from the link below.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card (£99.95 @ Aria PC)
Total: £99.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-15 14:41 BST+0100)

I hope this helps. If you have any other question then feel free to ask it. I would be happy to help.


Yeah I wasn't going to get the card from there seeing as it's canadian.

That looks good also however I see that as it has two ports that I would have to remove my current card as well in order to fit that in, so would this card be better than both my current one AND the one previously suggested?
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August 15, 2013 7:09:43 AM

Believe me, this card is much better than your old card as well as the 7750.

In fact is is actually two levels above the 7750.

7790 > 7770 Ghz Edition > 7770 > 7750

So you can see there is quite a bit difference. The comparison between the 7790 and the 7750 is :



I was not able to get the benchmarks of the 2400XT anywhere but believe me, the 7790 is like 20 times faster than that old card and is like 4-5 generations newer and much higher ranked (400 of the 2400 vs 790 of the 7790) so it should perform much better.

Also Can I know the specs of your PC just to ensure that there is no bottleneck. Tell me these specs :
1. Case
2. CPU
3. PSU
4. Motherboard

This should ensure the compatibility.
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August 15, 2013 7:35:42 AM

Okay thanks here are some more specs

Case: Dell OPTIPLEX 755 Small Form Factor SFF
CPU: Intel(R) Core (TM)2 Dup CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, 3000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
PSU: I'm not 100% sure as there are no physical markings on the case but i think I recall it being something like 275 Watt
Motherboard: Again not sure if this is what you're looking for but it's BIOS Version/Date is Dell Inc. A11, 04/08/2008 and it's SMBIOS Version is 2.5

Hope this helps
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August 15, 2013 8:17:04 AM

byogamingpc said:
With your GPU you definitely won't run anything above a 7750 which is what I expected but as low as it is you may not even handle the 7750. You won't be able to overclock anything in your setup for sure.


Okay would you know if my current setup could handle any of these?

http://uk.insight.com/en-gb/productinfo/graphics-cards/...
http://uk.insight.com/en-gb/productinfo/graphics-cards/...
http://uk.insight.com/en-gb/productinfo/graphics-cards/...
http://uk.insight.com/en-gb/productinfo/graphics-cards/...
http://uk.insight.com/en-gb/productinfo/graphics-cards/...

(I know some of them are pretty expensive but just curious)
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August 15, 2013 8:21:24 AM

Sorry man.. for a 275W PSU. You should not get anything more than a 7750. It would literally burn. Get this card instead which would be handled by the 275W PSU. But do not expect anything more than a 7750 for that PSU. It would be like pushing it above the limit which can be disastrous. So get this GPU instead. With that PSU, you really cannot ask for more.



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card (£68.79 @ Dabs)
Total: £68.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-15 16:17 BST+0100)
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August 15, 2013 8:22:43 AM

ChrisMcD said:
byogamingpc said:
With your GPU you definitely won't run anything above a 7750 which is what I expected but as low as it is you may not even handle the 7750. You won't be able to overclock anything in your setup for sure.


Okay would you know if my current setup could handle any of these?

http://uk.insight.com/en-gb/productinfo/graphics-cards/...
http://uk.insight.com/en-gb/productinfo/graphics-cards/...
http://uk.insight.com/en-gb/productinfo/graphics-cards/...
http://uk.insight.com/en-gb/productinfo/graphics-cards/...
http://uk.insight.com/en-gb/productinfo/graphics-cards/...

(I know some of them are pretty expensive but just curious)


Those cards are either ancient or not meant for gaming. So, get the 7750 instead. Those cards are just crap for your need.
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August 15, 2013 8:24:11 AM

Okay no worries, thanks for you help, I'll go for the 7750 then
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August 15, 2013 8:48:05 AM

If at any point of time you feel that your query has been answered then you can close the post by "Picking a solution", it would be appreciated by other guys who are looking for similar answers.
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