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Graphics card for my first build

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December 6, 2011 7:08:03 PM

I'm looking to build my first PC over the christmas period and I need some help choosing the muscle for the build.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Soon 2-3 weeks no more BUDGET RANGE: £250-280 possibly £300 ($350-380 I guess)

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: 2500k and TX750m

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: HAF X /w extra fans, Asus Z68 Pro, 8gb Corsair Ram (XMS or Vengence), 212 pro cooler, 1tb HDD :(  , 120gb SSD

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Overclockers.co.uk, Scan.co.uk, dabs.co.uk, aria.co.uk Have I missed any?

PARTS PREFERENCES: Whatever is best

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes (eventually)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 (I am undecided/need to run it past the gf)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I see the point in waiting however, I work full time so I don't have much free time and have almost all of the steam sale waiting for me to play. Skyrim. Also If possible I would like to be able to run two copies of WoW simultaneously so I can play with my gf.

I'm looking at an Asus 570, MSI Twin Frozor 570/6970, Gigabyte 570/6970.

Please help this is really bothering me.

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a c 253 U Graphics card
December 6, 2011 7:26:32 PM

MSI Twin Frozer 570 would be a good choice.
a b U Graphics card
December 6, 2011 7:29:41 PM

Go get something in the 560ti to 570 range (or AMD equivilant). Actually, if I were you I would get the AMD equivilant of one of those cards unless doing media work.
December 6, 2011 7:44:11 PM

inzone said:
MSI Twin Frozer 570 would be a good choice.


I thought so too, however i'm getting conflicting results over which is better that or the Asus 570. Some places say Asus is better in the long run as it overclocks better and runs cooler but some also say the MSI. How is MSI as a company or Asus for that matter?


inzone said:
Go get something in the 560ti to 570 range (or AMD equivilant). Actually, if I were you I would get the AMD equivilant of one of those cards unless doing media work.


No media work at all this is all for games and internet browsing. But I have only heard bad things about AMD drivers, everyone seems to praise nVidia ones.

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