I am thinking of doing a partial rebuild of my gaming system that essentially had the wrong mobo and CPU bought for it. (I didn't research hard enough). I have it right this time, like buying a full size ATX mobo and not a micro ATX by accident and a 1155 socket instead of a 1156 one /facepalm
I seem to be stuck on which graphics card to upgrade to.
The system I will end up with will look like this:
These bits will be swapped in for the corresponding parts below. i5 2500k
AsRock Z77 Extreme6 Motherboard
COOLER MASTER RR-212E-16PK-R1 Hyper 212 EVO
These bits I already own. i5 760
Gigabyte SKT-1156 GA-H55M-UD2H Motherboard
Corsair TW3X4G1333C9A XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 Memory, 8GB total
FSP Fortron Gold Aurum 90% PLUS Gold 700W PSU Power Supply
Zotac GTX 460AMP!
Now the GTX 460 I own is the
Now I have paid attention to the graphics hierarchy list and stuff but the AMP! version I have kind of throws me off a bit when I consider worthwhile upgrades to it since it has beefy clocks at 810MHz core and 1620MHz shader.
I am just looking for something with flat more performance.
I am not afraid to SLI or Crossfire my cards but it seems hard to get another Zotac GTX 460 AMP! in the UK for a sane price.
In fact, thinking of SLIing my 460 allowed me to discover how poor a choice my mobo that I bought originally was, since it doesn't support SLI and only 2x Crossfire unless I do alot of fiddling, and its 2nd PCI express lane is only 4x not really making it worth doing in the first place.
Any advice on anything is appreciated since I am still relatively new to system building and bare in mind a sane budget of no more than £300 for a graphics card please.
The HD7850 and the HD7870 are both great cards that can overclock very well and don't have much power consumption. A lot of people are mentioning that the 480 is a steal at the moment for $200, which would be good if you don't mind the heat and power consumption.
I've got a 7870 and I can run and older titles at 60+ FPS, and games such as BF3 on Ultra minus the MSAA at 70FPS average. An overclocked 7850 wouldn't be too far behind it and is about $100 cheaper I think (at least here it is).