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Help Choosing a GPU to go with my new build

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October 28, 2010 7:14:31 PM

Hi would like some help picking a GPU for my new build will be used for gaming maily on wow but also for college work (use a variety of programs from photoshop - flash etc)

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: End of the month

BUDGET RANGE: looking at around £100 pounds can stretch it a little

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming wow college work general multitasking watching videos music etc

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: (e.g., ATI Radeon HD 4850 and Corsair 750TX 750W PSU - without this info, it's really hard to help you)

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: This is my build spec

Casecom 6788

120mm Blue LED Fan - 4pin Molex Connection

Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache

Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black

Corsair 650W TX Series PSU - 120mm Fan, 80+% Efficiency, Single +12V Rail

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler

Asus M4A785TD-V EVO 785G Socket AM3 onboard DVI VGA HDMI 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Socket AM3 3GHz 2MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit Unbuffered CL9

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Been looking on ebuyer but will happily shop around

PARTS PREFERENCES: Been looking at ATI

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe will want to use SLI OR CROSSFIRE at some point but not right now

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Have been looking at these cards but would like to know if there are any others i have overlooked

5770
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/4122063/art/sapphire-te...

5670
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190122

5750
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/175970

Cheers josh

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a b U Graphics card
October 28, 2010 8:09:51 PM

To be honest, none of those cards you listed are a worthwhile upgrade to the 4850, maybe the 5770 is but that is equivalent to the 4870 in most things. If i were you, i would try to save at least a few more quid for perhaps a GTX 460/470 or a Radeon 6850/6870

Not to mention, at that resolution of 1024 x 768, the 4850 is a great card, you'll likely not see any difference if you get a 5770 as it would be overkill.
October 28, 2010 8:15:08 PM

For the price, 5770 can't be beat. handles WOW fine.
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October 28, 2010 8:15:57 PM

jonpaul37 said:
To be honest, none of those cards you listed are a worthwhile upgrade to the 4850, maybe the 5770 is but that is equivalent to the 4870 in most things. If i were you, i would try to save at least a few more quid for perhaps a GTX 460/470 or a Radeon 6850/6870

Not to mention, at that resolution of 1024 x 768, the 4850 is a great card, you'll likely not see any difference if you get a 5770 as it would be overkill.

he is building a new system, he doesn't have a 4850.
a b U Graphics card
October 28, 2010 8:20:27 PM

cirslevin said:
he is building a new system, he doesn't have a 4850.



Ah ha! Allright then, the 5750 would be the best bet at that resolution!
October 28, 2010 9:03:26 PM

hmm ok so its the 5750 or the 5770 then
a c 125 U Graphics card
October 28, 2010 9:23:08 PM

IMO get the 5770. It's great in crossfire with another 5770, and then you can upgrade to a 1920x1080 or even 1920x1200 monitor.
a b U Graphics card
November 1, 2010 12:33:03 PM

Sapphire is a long-known good ATI brand, looks to be a good price for it too!
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