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January 10, 2013 6:01:52 PM

Hi Guys

I have recently been looking into getting the Radeon HD 7770, and was wondering weather for a £100 budget it was worth a purchase. From looking through hundreds of benchmark sites, I have personally come to the conclusion that it is a great price for a reasonably high end video card. What do you guys think?

System Specs:
CPU: Intel i7 2600k 3.8ghz
RAM: 8gb
PSU: 500 (read next paragraph)

-if you need any others just ask-


Another note, I now have enough money to be able to buy this video card, however I was wondering what PSU would run well with it. Would really appreciate some ideas, and maybe links to a few well priced, and good power supplies.

Thanks - Smyth :p 

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January 10, 2013 8:14:23 PM

Hi. The HD 7770 is the best card within that budget unless you can find the GTX 650 Ti. What's the brand and model of your current PSU? If it's a quality 500W PSU, it should be more than enough for the upgrade.
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January 11, 2013 1:52:30 PM

johnsonjohnson said:
Hi. The HD 7770 is the best card within that budget unless you can find the GTX 650 Ti. What's the brand and model of your current PSU? If it's a quality 500W PSU, it should be more than enough for the upgrade.

Hi there, thanks for the reply, really appreciate it, and the brand for my PSU is: Win+ Power 500W maximum

If this isn't good enough, I would sort of like to know what power supplies would do the trick!

Thanks again - Smyth
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a c 274 U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 9:29:08 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Graphics & Displays by Mousemonkey
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a c 135 U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 9:32:52 PM

I would save a little if you are set on a Sandy Bridget cpu get the 2500k. Otherwise if you are on a z77 board I would get a 3570k.
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January 11, 2013 9:39:52 PM

Mousemonkey said:
This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Graphics & Displays by Mousemonkey


Sorry, new to this website, couldn't really find the right topic :/ 
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January 11, 2013 9:40:20 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I would save a little if you are set on a Sandy Bridget cpu get the 2500k. Otherwise if you are on a z77 board I would get a 3570k.


sorry what? :L
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a c 135 U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 9:45:05 PM

I apologize I thought you were after a computer build. A 7770 is a great option at that price range I'm sorry ><
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January 11, 2013 9:46:06 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I apologize I thought you were after a computer build. A 7770 is a great option at that price range I'm sorry ><



Don't worry man! And yeah, should be able to run almost every game maxed, if i'm not mistaken?
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a c 135 U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 9:47:17 PM

No it will not you will get respectable playability in games but you would have to spend more to get games fully maxed out most definitely
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January 11, 2013 9:48:54 PM

bigshootr8 said:
No it will not you will get respectable playability in games but you would have to spend more to get games fully maxed out most definitely


Says on almot all benchmark sites it will be able to max BF3 and other intensive games :/ 
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a c 135 U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 9:52:04 PM

Playable is 30 frames per second 60 is optimal in just about every game.
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January 11, 2013 9:54:10 PM

bigshootr8 said:
Playable is 30 frames per second 60 is optimal in just about every game.


Yes but I do also have an i7, and honestly, playing on 30 frames is no problem for me.
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January 11, 2013 9:56:30 PM

bigshootr8 said:
Playable is 30 frames per second 60 is optimal in just about every game.



So, what other graphics card would you recommend, say if i was to have a £200 budget?
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a c 135 U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 10:19:22 PM

Not a problem. Where you really see things picking up is with the 660Ti from nvidia its a pretty decent jump up from the 660 it rivals the 7950.
http://techreport.com/review/23981/radeon-hd-7950-vs-ge...

The 7870 and the 7950 are pretty close to one another. I would personally choose the 7950 because of its higher ram and memory bit.

I did a random search of all the cards I think end up in the next tier beyond the 7850 and the 660 Non-Ti for you. I placed the 670 in there because its a higher end card and you can see how it stacks against the others the 7970 would of been included however it is a little more expensive then the 670. I sorted by price so you can see by the lowest to highest.
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/parts/video-card/#c=113,101,...
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January 11, 2013 10:21:50 PM

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January 11, 2013 10:23:59 PM

bigshootr8 said:
Not a problem. Where you really see things picking up is with the 660Ti from nvidia its a pretty decent jump up from the 660 it rivals the 7950.
http://techreport.com/review/23981/radeon-hd-7950-vs-ge...

The 7870 and the 7950 are pretty close to one another. I would personally choose the 7950 because of its higher ram and memory bit.

I did a random search of all the cards I think end up in the next tier beyond the 7850 and the 660Ti for you. I placed the 670 in there because its a higher end card and you can see how it stacks against the others the 7970 would of been included however it is a little more expensive then the 670. I sorted by price so you can see by the lowest to highest.
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/parts/video-card/#c=113,101,...



Good reply.. Thankyou so much :) 
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a c 135 U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 10:27:58 PM

Not a problem hopefully going through this thread you have a better idea of what it would take to push your settings to the max.
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January 11, 2013 10:46:04 PM

bigshootr8 said:
Not a problem hopefully going through this thread you have a better idea of what it would take to push your settings to the max.


last question, say if i was going to go for the xfx 7770, would my PSU defo be enough?

It's the HEC WIN+ Power 500W.

Thanks once again
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