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November 26, 2012 5:52:17 PM

Hi guys,
i recently started building my first pc for gaming and home theater.My intention was to build the basics and improve as more funds became available. I have asus p87zz-I mobo with i5 3750k, 2X4gb corair vengeance ram,WD caviar black 1tb hd and a basic dvd rw running from a bequite 530 psu, all slotted into a bitfenix prodigy.i am planning on buying a bluray player at a later date and probably a ssd. all went really well with the build and am currently using as home theater, dvds,streaming to tv and music ect.I have been playing farcry2 and batman arkem city amongst others and am getting a bit fed up with all the jerkyness. Right now im in the market for a graphics card and heres where i need some advice. Ive looked at cards on dabs and amazon ect but i am completely clueless really, other than going on price. I would like to spend less than £120 and obviously want the biggest bang for buck(pounds). Cheers in advance curly.

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November 26, 2012 5:54:43 PM

Lol i am facing same situation right now >.< i have an i7-3770k and have roughly same budget. It is kind of hard to find something in that range without bottlenecking the system. If you use a geforce gtx 650 2gb supeclocked you shouldnt bottleneck it, and it also comes with assassins creed 3. Great video quality at 720-1080p. As for a home theater... you will probably need to step up to a 670-680
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November 26, 2012 6:17:22 PM

Well, your choices for around 120 pounds in terms of performance (slowest to fastest)

AMD 7770 (80 to 100 pounds)
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/msi-video-card-r7770pmd...

GTX 650 TI (120 to 150 pounds)
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn...

or a 7850 (130-15 pounds)
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/xfx-video-card-fx785azn...


Personally, I'd go for that overclocked GTX 650 TI that I linked (117 pounds) since it's going to outperform the stock clocked 7850 assuming that you're gaming at like 1366x768 or 720p

if you're gaming above that, I'd get that the EVGA GTX 650 ti 2GB since vram would become a issue. (costs 134 pounds)

http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/evga-video-card-02gp436...
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November 26, 2012 6:48:07 PM

killerhurtalot said:
Well, your choices for around 120 pounds in terms of performance (slowest to fastest)

AMD 7770 (80 to 100 pounds)
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/msi-video-card-r7770pmd...

GTX 650 TI (120 to 150 pounds)
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn...

or a 7850 (130-15 pounds)
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/xfx-video-card-fx785azn...


Personally, I'd go for that overclocked GTX 650 TI that I linked (117 pounds) since it's going to outperform the stock clocked 7850 assuming that you're gaming at like 1366x768 or 720p

if you're gaming above that, I'd get that the EVGA GTX 650 ti 2GB since vram would become a issue. (costs 134 pounds)

http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/evga-video-card-02gp436...

will any of these cards cause me problems with power supply?
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November 26, 2012 6:52:36 PM

curlyfiba said:
will any of these cards cause me problems with power supply?


Nope. 530w psu is more than enough.
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