WHich GFX card? >_< getting confused

I have the Gigabyte 970a-UD3 motherboard. was running a geforce 8800 GTS (old i know) but recently it SEEMS to have given up.. so stuck with onboard gfx atm. Looking for a reliable future-proof replacement for a Maximum of £100 more money saved the better as i dont game much atm but still want a reliable system because i never know when i might again!
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  1. What is your PSU? in that price range you are looking at the AMD 7750 or a 7770 if you can get it for that price. Well i guess if it ran an 8800 before your psu should be fine for either of those cards.
  2. Antec 650 from what i can remember! :)

    i was considering this:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-GeForce-GDDR5-Graphics-Card/dp/B0099AOD5U/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1358192876&sr=1-1

    SLIGHTLY more expensive but seems a slightly higher scorer on the benchmark chart, any recommendations?
  3. I was actually looking at the GTX 650 ti aswell ;P although i've probably looked at half the market in the last 2 days!! >_<
  4. Chris1986 said:
    Antec 650 from what i can remember! :)

    i was considering this:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-GeForce-GDDR5-Graphics-Card/dp/B0099AOD5U/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1358192876&sr=1-1

    SLIGHTLY more expensive but seems a slightly higher scorer on the benchmark chart, any recommendations?


    The 7770 is better than that card. Get the 7770, or if you can push your budget to 109, get the GTX 650 Ti i linked.
  5. ok.. think im going to bite the bullet and go for the gtx 650 ti.. BUT because i worry so much could you please just confirm for me that my motherboard supports it.. >_< im 99% sure myself but i always seem to need clarification from another source to allow purchases in my head =D

    specs are here, would be greatful :)

    MB: http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4417&dl=1#sp

    GFX: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Palit-GeForce-Graphics-Express-Architecture/dp/B009O22LD4/ref=sr_1_8?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1358192717&sr=1-8
  6. 2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces

    Card is PCI Express 3.0, Does that matter?

    Im a bit lost when it comes to motherboard specs :)
  7. Chris1986 said:
    2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces

    Card is PCI Express 3.0, Does that matter?

    Im a bit lost when it comes to motherboard specs :)


    You will not see any difference in performance going from PCI-E 2.0 to 3.0 and PCI-E are backward and forward compatible, so that is not an issue.
  8. ok thanks for all your help! :)
  9. Yes a PCI-E 2.0 slot will not bottleneck a PCI-E 3.0 card, or if it does it will only be by a small margin so you're not likely to notice the difference.
  10. Yes the GTX 650 Ti will work in your motherboard/system (just wanted to be clear :) so you wouldn't have any doubts ).
  11. For ~$170 the best you can get is 7850 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473

    or 7770 for around $120
  12. maxinexus said:
    For ~$170 the best you can get is 7850 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473

    or 7770 for around $120


    Huh? how is that helpful to him at all? lol

    The 7850 is £150+ when his budget is £100.
  13. Derza10 said:
    maxinexus said:
    For ~$170 the best you can get is 7850 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473

    or 7770 for around $120


    Huh? how is that helpful to him at all? lol

    The 7850 is £150+ when his budget is £100.


    100 pounds is around 155 dollars gee how is that helpful?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004
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