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July 1, 2012 11:17:22 AM

So I'm thinking of getting a new graphics card and I'm using Newegg to compare the prices of different graphics cards (even though I'm thinking of using a custom building website to build a PC). The cards that are my best options are probably either the GTX 560 ti 2gb, the GTX 570 and the HD7850.

On Newegg, the 7850 is the cheapest, then the 570 is in the middle and the 560 is the most expensive. HOWEVER, on the custom building websites, these price orders are different and on one of them, the 560 actually works out as cheaper?

So I'm wondering how big a part the card manufacturer or whatever you call it plays in the price/quality of the card. When I say card manufacturer, I mean things like EVGA, MSI, Galaxy and ZOTAC to name a few examples. OR, is the reason something completely different?

Here are the custom PC building websites if you're interested:

http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/computers/intel-ivy-bridg...
http://www.computerplanet.co.uk/custom/intel-sandy-brid...

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a c 79 U Graphics card
July 1, 2012 11:24:02 AM

you must be looking at something wrong. or... idk prices are wonkey. the 560Ti is the weakest card. the 7850 should match a 570. I'd get a 7850 but you really should build it yourself. builders screw you over on price and you get a shorter warranty. plus its more fun
July 1, 2012 11:34:16 AM

unksol said:
you must be looking at something wrong. or... idk prices are wonkey. the 560Ti is the weakest card. the 7850 should match a 570. I'd get a 7850 but you really should build it yourself. builders screw you over on price and you get a shorter warranty. plus its more fun


Yeah, just now I was looking into building myself. I worked out that with a 7850, 2500k, 4gb RAM and all the other things, it would come to around £610 instead of £700+.

Just a questions though, how hard is it to build a PC yourself? Even if you don't know how to, how much would it cost to get someone to put all of the parts together? Oh yeah, also, how much does shipping cost from the US to the UK as I used Newegg to work that out and converted the $ to £. Do you know if there's a UK equivalent to Newegg?
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a c 79 U Graphics card
July 1, 2012 1:47:11 PM

I have seen this site referenced. I guess you guys have the VAT to deal with too.
www.overclockers.co.uk/

there are plenty of UK guys on here who might have a better idea. might get some attention in the newbuild section, since part of the standard form is country/preferred website

Putting it together is pretty simple. stuff only fits in one spot and there's good troubleshooting stuff on here that covers most problems. bless you.get a bad part its pretty simple. I've never got a bad part out of about 12 builds, but it happens.

there's a lot of info here. step by step build guide at the bottom

www.tomshardware.com/forum/288241-31-buyer-guides-troub...

new build form is here
www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
July 1, 2012 2:16:18 PM

unksol said:
I have seen this site referenced. I guess you guys have the VAT to deal with too.
www.overclockers.co.uk/

there are plenty of UK guys on here who might have a better idea. might get some attention in the newbuild section, since part of the standard form is country/preferred website

Putting it together is pretty simple. stuff only fits in one spot and there's good troubleshooting stuff on here that covers most problems. bless you.get a bad part its pretty simple. I've never got a bad part out of about 12 builds, but it happens.

there's a lot of info here. step by step build guide at the bottom

www.tomshardware.com/forum/288241-31-buyer-guides-troub...

new build form is here
www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice


OK, cool, thanks for you help. Quite a coincidence actually as a couple of minutes ago I actually found overclockers.co.uk and I worked out that my build would come to somewhere between £600-50 which is pretty good I guess.
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