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February 2, 2012 6:16:35 PM

i just recently upgrade pc from a core e7600 socket 775 to


i5 2400
aus p8z68 motherboard
8gb ddr3 1600mhz


at the moment im reusing a hd 4670. what gpu do you guys recommend

ill mainly use it for skyrim and battlefield 3



would like to be able to play skyrim on medium-high.


should i wait for the rest of the hd 7xxx series?



got upto £200 to spend. is that enough?


(forgot to mention i live in the uk)
February 2, 2012 6:24:51 PM

I have 2 6970's and with one activated I can play Skyrim on high without a problem. I would Suggest gettting a 6950 with the ability to flash the bios to a 6970. There pretty cheap!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you look on Ebay im sure you could find one cheaper. But with this card im positive you would be able to play the game on high without a problem.


If you have any other question please dont hesitate to pm me!
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February 3, 2012 8:26:08 AM

Whats your powersupply?
Going from a 4670 to a 6950 is a big jump in power consumption.
February 3, 2012 8:54:57 AM

750 watt ocz


when i upgraded i made sure to buy a big enough psu

if i remember right the tdp is only arround 100 watts

most gpus are under 200 watts.

only got 2hdd's and dvd writter so 750watt should be plenty
February 3, 2012 9:29:01 AM

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004NBYCZ6/ref=asc_df_B004NB...

I am currently using this, flashed to a 6970 then overclocked a little, playing BF3 on max, able to get 15-20 fps on metro 2033 on absolute max, running at 5760x1080.

Amazing card, only trouble is its a tripple slot card and its almost impossible to crossfire them without getting a very large mobo, but tbh I havnt found a need to get a second card.

February 3, 2012 1:58:49 PM

is that a micro atx motherboard you have there? asus p8z68? I wonder if doing say two 6850's or 6770's in Crossfire would be good. Lmao Signor that graphics card takes up three slots, i don't think i've seen one like that before. But the 6950 on ebuyer by powercolor is just £197 that's £227.
February 3, 2012 2:08:45 PM

takes up 3 slots but the cooling on it is amazing, the only 1 which gives similar results is the twin frozr from MSI, able to have it unlocked and overclocked and still staying ~35 degrees is pretty nice
February 3, 2012 2:24:46 PM

thanks for the recommendation ill probably pick up a 6950.

might get that tripple lane one. i know ive got enough room. its an antec 300 case (5 brackets between current card and power supply
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