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is there a better budget GPU?

I am planning a mid budget gaming build upgrading later and have chosen to use a sapphire radeon hd 7770 vapour x GPU, but is there a better overclockable GPU for under £100? ( to work with an AMD FX6300 BLACK EDITION 6 CORE CPU.)
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  1. No, but if you spend £20 more you can get a 7850 which is great.
  2. 7850 ? Or Asus HD7770 2GB DDR5?
  3. Luckily, there is one..

    The 7790 is a step up from the 7770 and offers significantly better performance than a 7770. So get this one instead. It is always better to have more performance.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card (£94.90 @ Dabs)
    Total: £94.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-08 12:53 BST+0100)

    Another option would be to get the Athlon II 750K and get a 7850 instead. It would offer much bettter performance since GPU is what matters for gaming. It would be about the same price as an Fx 6300 + 7790. So better get this one instead.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£58.50 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£125.37 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £183.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-08 12:57 BST+0100)


    Also Can I know what your complete budget is, so that I can suggest you something better. Also would you need an OS?

    Tell me what is your budget and I will plan a suitable build for you.
  4. Sangeet Khatri said:
    Luckily, there is one..

    The 7790 is a step up from the 7770 and offers significantly better performance than a 7770. So get this one instead. It is always better to have more performance.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card (£94.90 @ Dabs)
    Total: £94.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-08 12:53 BST+0100)

    Another option would be to get the Athlon II 750K and get a 7850 instead. It would offer much bettter performance since GPU is what matters for gaming. It would be about the same price as an Fx 6300 + 7790. So better get this one instead.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£58.50 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£125.37 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £183.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-08 12:57 BST+0100)


    Also Can I know what your complete budget is, so that I can suggest you something better. Also would you need an OS?

    Tell me what is your budget and I will plan a suitable build for you.


    Cool my overall budget is around £600 - £650 but preferably less with the aim to upgrade later. I want the system I build to be reasonably overclockable with half decent unclocked performance. I would love to be able to run games like BF3 on ultra settings but am aware that I most likely will have to upgrade to do so. Of course, I want something to tide me over in the meantime.

    here is a link to a previous thread with the proposed system.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1792986/650-rig-work-run-games.html
  5. Oh yes and In that price bracket I want an OS I HATE! windows 8 so preferably windows 7 pro or home prem.
  6. Well.. for that budget, you can literally get a beast.

    + 8 Core 8320, very high overclocking potential
    + 990 FX to unlock the high overclocking potential of the CPU
    + 7950 is a beast for gaming and much better than the 7770 that you selected earlier. They are not even in the same level.
    + 7950 can be overclocked very high (Note : Only if it is Voltage Unlocked, which I guess it is.)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£113.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£81.84 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.96 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.85 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£185.75 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case (£36.70 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.85 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.96 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £635.84
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-08 18:14 BST+0100)

    Hence get this build. It is literally a beast. When you want to overclock, just get a good CPU cooler and literally overclock the hell out of the CPU.

    This beast would keep you satisfied for a lot time.
  7. Sangeet Khatri said:
    Well.. for that budget, you can literally get a beast.

    + 8 Core 8320, very high overclocking potential
    + 990 FX to unlock the high overclocking potential of the CPU
    + 7950 is a beast for gaming and much better than the 7770 that you selected earlier. They are not even in the same level.
    + 7950 can be overclocked very high (Note : Only if it is Voltage Unlocked, which I guess it is.)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£113.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£81.84 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.96 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.85 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£185.75 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case (£36.70 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.85 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.96 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £635.84
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-08 18:14 BST+0100)

    Hence get this build. It is literally a beast. When you want to overclock, just get a good CPU cooler and literally overclock the hell out of the CPU.

    This beast would keep you satisfied for a lot time.


    I like the look of this setup alot but the reason I am aiming at a lower priced GPU at the moment is because I cant afford to spend much more than £100 a month on components so want something lower budget to tide me over till I can upgrade but I think I am going to have to take alot of your build suggestions on board because I see what you mean about a beast ha ha
  8. Well.. you just said that you have the budget range of 600-650 bucks which is why I suggested this build. Anyways how much can you spend. I mean I need to know what is the maximum you can spend because I can suggest good builds at every budget. Really.. I can..
  9. Tiny bit over budget, but a a really good pc:

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1C7Rc

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£158.39 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£69.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.96 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.85 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£179.60 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £672.08
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-10 14:23 BST+0100)
  10. Sangeet Khatri said:
    Well.. you just said that you have the budget range of 600-650 bucks which is why I suggested this build. Anyways how much can you spend. I mean I need to know what is the maximum you can spend because I can suggest good builds at every budget. Really.. I can..


    I can spend a max total of £650 but in monthly increments of £100-£150
  11. £150 is a push
  12. Best answer
    Well.. if you are planning to buy the parts as you get the money is a bad idea. My advice would be to collectively save the money and then get the parts when you have saved the money.

    The recommendation above is because :

    --> If you buy the parts now, then they might get cheaper in the future and then you would not be happy.

    --> You can get much better performing parts for the same budget in the future than what you can get now. The prices drops and more powerful things become cheaper.

    --> If you find something very good, then you would spend more than what you should on that particular component and hence you would end up spending way more than what you should.

    --> Things may go opposite to what you may have planned, like you bought a Motherboard for an AMD CPU, but they you might want to go for the Intel and then you would have to stick with the AMD since you already bought the board. Similar things can be attributed with Case Size (ATX, Mini ITX, etc) and other components.

    Hence my advice would be to save the money alltogether and then spend the money collectively, that way you would be able to get much better parts for the same budget.

    I hope this helps. You and everyone should follow this method only.
  13. Sangeet Khatri said:
    Well.. if you are planning to buy the parts as you get the money is a bad idea. My advice would be to collectively save the money and then get the parts when you have saved the money.

    The recommendation above is because :

    --> If you buy the parts now, then they might get cheaper in the future and then you would not be happy.

    --> You can get much better performing parts for the same budget in the future than what you can get now. The prices drops and more powerful things become cheaper.

    --> If you find something very good, then you would spend more than what you should on that particular component and hence you would end up spending way more than what you should.

    --> Things may go opposite to what you may have planned, like you bought a Motherboard for an AMD CPU, but they you might want to go for the Intel and then you would have to stick with the AMD since you already bought the board. Similar things can be attributed with Case Size (ATX, Mini ITX, etc) and other components.

    Hence my advice would be to save the money alltogether and then spend the money collectively, that way you would be able to get much better parts for the same budget.

    I hope this helps. You and everyone should follow this method only.


    this makes alot of sense thanks :)
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