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July 20, 2012 5:31:54 PM

Hithere,

I am nearly finished my PC rebuild (my first ever one, every part has been replaced except the case) and I now need a new graphics card.


Here is my current system:

600W PSU
Intel Core i5 2500k OC to 4.5hz
8GB DDR3 Ram
Push/Pull cooling
Fractal Design Micro ATX case


I would like to spend a maximum of £200 on new GPU, but if REALLY needed I can stretch to £250, but this is a last resort if you know what I mean.

I will buy any make, I am not a fanboy of a certain brand. Id like to be able to run games like BF3, Mass Effect 3, Juct Cause 2, F1 2011 and RAGE on ultra settings if that is possible, high at the very least. My TV is 34" and 720p.


If you need any more info just ask

Thanks in advance for any help :) 

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July 20, 2012 5:41:43 PM

well running those games on ultra at 720p isnt going to need that powerful a gpu but
I think the key thing here is that playing games on ultra (especially bf3) means that it will turn on AA so in this case I would look at nvidia cards because they can handle aa a lot better than ati cards, but maybe thats just at high resolutions.

I'd recommend the 7850 from ati or the gtx 570 even though its £240 it'll handle the games much easier especially that beast of a game bf3 :) 

a c 198 U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 6:46:26 PM

Which PSU do you have? Brand is important. And 720P doesnt require that much power.

The 7850 would be in your pricerange. I think its around there. Pretty good card.
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 6:54:21 PM

WOWfan1996 said:
Hithere,

I am nearly finished my PC rebuild (my first ever one, every part has been replaced except the case) and I now need a new graphics card.


Here is my current system:

600W PSU
Intel Core i5 2500k OC to 4.5hz
8GB DDR3 Ram
Push/Pull cooling
Fractal Design Micro ATX case


I would like to spend a maximum of £200 on new GPU, but if REALLY needed I can stretch to £250, but this is a last resort if you know what I mean.

I will buy any make, I am not a fanboy of a certain brand. Id like to be able to run games like BF3, Mass Effect 3, Juct Cause 2, F1 2011 and RAGE on ultra settings if that is possible, high at the very least. My TV is 34" and 720p.


If you need any more info just ask

Thanks in advance for any help :) 


Where are you buying from (website link would be great)? What is the model of your current PSU? Also, please list all of your components that will require power.
July 20, 2012 7:01:52 PM

The 560 Ti is the old standby, but I would recommend either getting a 448-core edition of this card or getting a 570. Due to your small case, try to find a card that vents only out the back of the machine, so your ambient temps don't go up and mess with your overclock.

Feel free to PM me if you need more help.
July 21, 2012 11:19:17 PM

Thanks all for the suggestions, the PSU is a CIT 600W, it runs all I have mentioned as well as two fans (cooling is very very good) I will add another fan soon, the MOBO is an Asus p8z77-m (not pro)

I was looking at the 7850 or 7870 and overclocking them. Is MSI Afterburner a good OC program or should I get something else?

Also, if a card is loud I dont care, I use headphones.

Cheers.
July 21, 2012 11:22:09 PM

Sorry forgot to mention, I am happy to buy from anywhere, although established sites like Amazon are preffered if you know what I mean :) 
a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2012 8:39:30 PM

WOWfan1996 said:
Thanks all for the suggestions, the PSU is a CIT 600W, it runs all I have mentioned as well as two fans (cooling is very very good) I will add another fan soon, the MOBO is an Asus p8z77-m (not pro)

I was looking at the 7850 or 7870 and overclocking them. Is MSI Afterburner a good OC program or should I get something else?

Also, if a card is loud I dont care, I use headphones.

Cheers.


Do you have a model number for the CIT 600W PSU? They have several models that are 600W. Hence my reason for asking for a model number, not brand and power rating.
a c 198 U Graphics card
July 22, 2012 10:39:07 PM

iknowhowtofixit said:
Do you have a model number for the CIT 600W PSU? They have several models that are 600W. Hence my reason for asking for a model number, not brand and power rating.


+1 to that.
July 23, 2012 4:00:01 PM

Yeah sorry, it's:

600UB
a b U Graphics card
July 23, 2012 10:06:10 PM

Unfortunately, I'm not finding much positive information about that model power supply. I can't even find a website for the manufacturer. It is probably a safe bet that this is a group regulated unit, no active-PFC, and no 80plus certification. With that being the case, I would highly suggest adding a new PSU to your shopping list.
a c 198 U Graphics card
July 24, 2012 4:20:19 AM

^ +1 to that.
a b U Graphics card
July 24, 2012 4:30:51 AM

It looks like you have some nice stuff but a £25 PSU is definitely not the way to go if you want any long-term usage out of this PC build.