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September 15, 2010 4:14:02 PM

Hi, recently i had to send my HD 4870 512mb back because of a Vram fault and i got a full refund and i now have £130. I was wondering what would be the best choice of graphics card for this price?
I will be running on a 1240X1024 res monitor.

Many thanks in advance

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September 15, 2010 4:21:06 PM

The game i will be playing the most is Arma 2: OA.

My Current system is
AMD Phenom 9550 (2.2GHz, socket AM2+)
Foxconn A7VMX
4GB DDR2 PC2-5300 667MHz
800 watt PSU with 2 6pin connectors.
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September 15, 2010 4:35:32 PM

For your resolution then HD5670 is enough.
Also, OC your CPU a little bit (3.0GHz are great), that's should help a lot. :) 
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September 15, 2010 4:39:19 PM

wa1 said:
For your resolution then HD5670 is enough.
Also, OC your CPU a little bit (3.0GHz are great), that's should help a lot. :) 

2.2 to 3.0 seems a bit hazardous, he could easily go 2.6GHz with no issues.
All of the money, you can go for a 5770.
Something that'll work great at that resolution : a 4850.
Cheaper and less performance then your previous card, but it'll run fine and let you save up for a larger monitor if you wanted.
September 15, 2010 4:43:02 PM

Alright cheers guys, i was looking in the HD 48XX-57xx region. Just wanted a second opinion before i went and spent my money.
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September 15, 2010 4:50:05 PM

Yes, with stock cooler i think his CPU can go up to 2.6GHz without raising the VCore...
September 15, 2010 4:51:17 PM

oh, now thats intresting, ive always wanted to overclock this CPU
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September 15, 2010 4:58:40 PM

Just do it slowly and always check the temps...
You can read how to OC in OverClocking section in this forums...
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September 15, 2010 5:04:35 PM

Yea, and 2.6 should allow you to have decent temps without needing a new cooler.
September 15, 2010 5:07:04 PM

Alright thanks for the help again guys.
First time on this website and think im going to stay : D
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