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June 17, 2012 11:36:37 AM

Hi people! I was wondering if anyone could help me choose a graphics card. I am stuck between a AMD 6850 1gb, Nvidia gtx 560se 1 gb and an AMD 7700 1gb. I am upgrading from a nvidia 8800gs 384mb which has done me well for the last 3 years considering i only paid £35 for it. It's for my new system which will be an AMD fx4100 3.6 quad core, 8 gb ddr3 ram, an OCZ agility 3 120gb solid state drive(i have a 500gb usb storage drive).
I have already bought my OCZ agility 3 solid state drive which i am extremely happy with but am just stuck on the graphics card.I am on a tight budget also.
My current system is an AMD 5200+ 2.7 cpu, 4 gb ddr2 ram, Nvidia 8800gs 384 mb and the OCZ hard drive i just got. I am not looking for a super fast pc, just a good upgrade from what i have.
Any help or advice would be appreciated!
P.S Anyone thinking of going for a solid state drive should.It made me realize how noisy and slow my old hard drive was.

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a b U Graphics card
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June 17, 2012 12:00:45 PM

If anyone thinks i should save up for a better graphics card please say also, i am not sure if the AMD FX4100 CPU will bottlneck it or not.
June 17, 2012 3:20:57 PM

jay2577 said:
If anyone thinks i should save up for a better graphics card please say also, i am not sure if the AMD FX4100 CPU will bottlneck it or not.



Whats your overall budget for CPU, MOBO, RAM and GPU ?
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June 17, 2012 3:37:47 PM

My budget is about £300 for the motherboard, ram,cpu and graphics card. this doesn't include my solid state drive i already bought.
It's not much but it's all i can afford at the moment and i think i can get quite an upgrade to what i already have for this money.
June 17, 2012 3:48:09 PM

If I remember correctly, the 7700 Radeon series should be weaker than a Radeon 6850. From Tom's charts I would go with the 560 being the strongest out of the three. What is the purpose of this computer?
June 17, 2012 3:52:33 PM

AMD FX 4100 Black Edition, Orochi Core, S AM3+, 3.6GHz, 8MB Total Cache, HT 3200MHz, 95W, Retail
£72.41 £86.89
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/10-cashback-amd-fx-4100-...
8GB (2x4GB) Kingston DDR3 HyperX Genesis Grey, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-27, XMP, 1.5V
£33.80 £40.56
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-kingston-ddr3-hyperx-genesis-grey-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-27-xmp-1
Asus M5A97, AMD 970, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe 2.0 (x16), ATX
£56.97 £68.36
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-m5a97-amd-970-s-am3...(x16)-atx
1GB XFX HD 6870 Double D cooling, 4200MHz GDDR5, GPU 900MHz, 1120 Stream Processors, 2x DVI/ HDMI/ 2x mini DisplayPort
£98.68 £118.42
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-xfx-hd-6870-double-d...


Total£324.42


So just £24 over budget and by far the best bang for buck.
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June 17, 2012 3:59:56 PM

Wow thanks for the reply! It does look good. The purpose of the computer is gaming and video encoding plus internet. I will look into getting that and the motherboard supports sata 3 with 6gb per second data transfer which is what i want for my agility 3 solid state drive.
I like to play deus x human revolution, crysis,some older games and will be looking to get crysis 2, elder scrolls 5 and maybe battlefield 3.Plus some others maybe.
From what i have at the moment it will be quite an upgrade i think.
Thanks again for the replies you have been really helpful
June 17, 2012 4:09:38 PM

Yes it will be quite a good upgrade from what you have now, The mobo also supports USB 3, and is a good overclocker, so in the future you can buy yourself a Cooler master Hyper 212 evo for around £25, then with a simple button push you can OC the FX cpu to around 4.0ghz.
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