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Cheapest graphics card for BF3?

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September 5, 2012 4:17:37 PM

I'm currently looking for the cheapest graphics card that will allow me to play BF3 with perhaps medium/high settings with a nice framerate. I also want to play Guild wars 2 but i figured that if my GPU can play BF3, well it can play GW2 aswell :D 

current system specs:
1400x900 monitor
Intel G840 Sandy bridge @2.8GHz
8GB RAM
Intel HD graphics <- lol
Stock 300w PSU, which i will upgrade soon to atleast a 500W with a nice amount of amps on the 12v rail :) 

i was looking at the 6670 and 6770 is a bit pricey for me at the minute :(  , but i figured at the minute its a bit pricey for its performance, and i was very very close to buying a 4890, but ive heard its going to be useless in the future because it lacks dx11 support.

help would be much appreciated!

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September 5, 2012 4:54:14 PM

i was looking at the prices for those and they're still a bit high :(  would a 4890 perform well?
September 5, 2012 4:54:55 PM

7750/7770. Prices are dropping on those cards and they perform well at lowered settings.
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September 5, 2012 5:07:51 PM

it would be ok, but save for a bit more if you can. Thats the route im going ATM and i would rather get something that will last rather than get a card that wont cut it for hte next year or 2. In my case 660Ti over 7850, it will be worth saving the extra cash.
September 5, 2012 5:12:09 PM

right now I can get a 4890 for around £40, whereas the 6670 is around £55. and I'd probably rather the 4890 because of the better performance
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September 5, 2012 5:13:51 PM

just get the radeon hd5770 for under £80. not only does it support dx11 which means your future proof but its also very cheap at the moment and its much better than 6670.
September 5, 2012 5:16:12 PM

5770 or 6770?
September 5, 2012 5:17:35 PM

whatever is cheaper. 6770 is a rebranded 5770.
September 5, 2012 5:20:58 PM

7750 will be wise choice for budget gaming
it has lower power consumption ..
and you'll not gonna for changing your old psu for this card...
so that will be nice choice..
7750 power consumption is only 55w... and bf 3 will runs smoothly at medium to high setting for your resolution
that will works with almost all local psu
7750 is latest card will be fine.. better then 4890 has power consumption 190 watt and costlier than 7750
September 5, 2012 5:23:33 PM

I was looking into the 7750, but it is a bit pricey I think yet. and I'd still need to upgrade my PSU as my current one has a low amount of amps on the 12v rail.
September 5, 2012 5:36:48 PM

The HD6870's are getting really cheap now. (http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-Radeon-HD-6870-HD-687A-ZDFC...)
I don't know if this is still within your budget but it outperforms the HD7770, allthough it uses more power. A 500watt psu should be enough if you don't plan on going to put another card in for crossfire.
September 5, 2012 5:37:06 PM

may i know your price range?
September 5, 2012 5:38:36 PM

mohit9206 said:
5770 6770 and 7750 have the same performance more or less. so get whatever is cheap plus a new psu


The HD5770 is a bit old, he/she might want to have support for newer DirectX versions or so. But if you drop that, it's still a great card indeed.
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September 5, 2012 5:38:45 PM

5770 6770 and 7750 have the same performance more or less. so get whatever is cheap plus a new psu
September 5, 2012 5:49:11 PM

well, i have around £100 to spend on a card and a new PSU.
September 5, 2012 5:55:02 PM

If i was going to get a 7750, i could maybe save a little on a PSU but i'd definitely still need to upgrade the PSU no matter what card i get. At the minute im on a 300W PSU with 12amps on the 12v rail.
September 5, 2012 6:09:40 PM

hd 7770 , gtx 550 ti, hd 7750
these three are best for latest gaming in that price range..
September 5, 2012 6:13:11 PM

i think i've decided on one of these:

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/atiradeon...

an OC'd 7750 (with a free Dirt showdown download :p  )

anyone got any idea what kind of PSU is needed? i still need to upgrade and i need the cheapest one preferably, im currently using a 300W with 12A on the 12V
September 5, 2012 6:24:23 PM

even a 6670 won't run on my PSU, so i have to upgrade anyway
September 5, 2012 6:24:48 PM

PSU's are not something you want to take a "cheapest" approach to. Its the lifeblood of your computer, might as well be a paperweight if PSU fails. I recommend corsair, seasonic, or ocz , all reputable companies with okay customer service.
September 5, 2012 6:33:56 PM

OC'd 7750 will be great.....7750 consume only 55 w so may be works on your old psu.. because i can run it on 14 amp 12 v rail works nice..... if you want new psu you can buy any good 500 w psu .. with good current, atleast 22 amp on 12 v rail will be best....that psu will be also great certified with "80 plus"
September 5, 2012 6:38:23 PM

will 22 amps on the 12v be enough for a 7750?
September 5, 2012 6:48:47 PM

Hah! 7750 for gaming?

Get a 6850. Sure it needs a few more watts, but it costs less and pounds the 7750 in to the ground.

Use the saved £20-£30 to buy a CoolerMaster GX 500W PSU (I have a 450W Bronze CM GX) and you'll be fine.
September 5, 2012 6:50:56 PM

even my 14 amps can
September 5, 2012 7:03:38 PM

for 1400*900 resolution 7750 is enough
bf 3 and crysis 2 on high setting i've get 45 fps
and guild war 2 106 fps
i think it's good choice..
i was also told it's not good for gaming,
now i can say it's wise choice...
September 5, 2012 7:15:03 PM

MajinCry said:
Hah! 7750 for gaming?

Get a 6850. Sure it needs a few more watts, but it costs less and pounds the 7750 in to the ground.

Use the saved £20-£30 to buy a CoolerMaster GX 500W PSU (I have a 450W Bronze CM GX) and you'll be fine.


I'd love a 6850, but I don't have enough for one of those and a decent PSU :(  can you link any sites where a 6850 Is cheaper than a 7750?
September 5, 2012 10:29:38 PM

in saying that, I need to upgrade my PSU anyway, and probably be buying one around the same price as I'd be buying for a 7750. so I may aswell fork out that extra £5 for a 6850 :)  when it comes to future games, will the 6850 always outshine the 7750?
September 5, 2012 10:30:42 PM

and if I bought a 6850, would it perform ok with my system? I don't want any bottlenecks
a b U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 10:42:42 PM

A 7750 or 7770 should run fine on your PSU. Ive run 6670s on 150w 12a mini itx PSUs just fine. Use em in my mini NES HTPC builds I sell.
September 5, 2012 10:43:48 PM

vrumor said:
A 7750 or 7770 should run fine on your PSU. Ive run 6670s on 150w 12a mini itx PSUs just fine. Use em in my mini NES HTPC builds I sell.



on a 300W PSU with 12a on the 12v rail? are you sure? I don't wanna blow anything up
September 5, 2012 10:59:24 PM

paddy365 said:
and if I bought a 6850, would it perform ok with my system? I don't want any bottlenecks


It will run very well in that system, and the HD6850 won't be bottlenecked by your cpu.
September 5, 2012 11:03:02 PM

vyreon said:
It will run very well in that system, and the HD6850 won't be bottlenecked by your cpu.


I think I'll go with the 7750, because it has a lower power consumption so I can save a few £££ on a PSU.