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February 4, 2013 5:19:40 PM

Hi All

So I'm waiting on delivery for my new rig due on Wednesday its going to be one for me to tinker with for the next year before I invest heavily into a serious gaming rig. I just wanted some advice on compatibility a variety of possible Graphics Cards

Here's my build....

Black Vantange Gaming Case
i5-3450 Intel CPU - (3.1GHz)
8GB DDR3 RAM - (1333MHz)
500gb Sata III Hard Drive, 7200RPM
Asus Motherboard P8H61MXUSB3
NVidia GTX650Ti 1GB GDDR5 RAM

I would like to purchase a new graphics card but I am unsure of which would best suit my current system (Budget £75-£150)...Best value for money would be best.


Thanks in advance!

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a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2013 7:39:55 PM

Hi. If your monitor resolution is 1920 x 1080 or higher, the only thing missing is a better graphics card for it to be considered a serious gaming build. The only graphics card within that budget is the HD 7850 and it's just the next step above the GTX 650 Ti. The GTX 650 Ti is a good card at smaller resolution but also a capable one at 1920 x 1080. That might not make it worth upgrading unless you are willing to sell the GTX 650 Ti and buy a much better card such as the HD 7870 or GTX 660 or even higher (and maybe a better PSU too).
a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2013 7:43:27 PM

7770-7870. The 7850 2GB is still the best deal out there. I recommend one from Sapphire.
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February 4, 2013 7:50:47 PM

Sapphire Ultimate HD 6670 1GB GDDR5- No fan and its $85. I can play skyrim on ultra in 1920x1080 on high settings.
a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2013 9:08:56 PM

markus843 said:
Sapphire Ultimate HD 6670 1GB GDDR5- No fan and its $85. I can play skyrim on ultra in 1920x1080 on high settings.



LOL you can "Play" at those settings. You wouldn't want to though...
a c 134 U Graphics card
February 4, 2013 9:18:19 PM

I would just start saving your money and get something in the higher mid to high graphic card market. A 650Ti should hold you over for a little while and then you can move to something like a 660Ti, or a 7870.
a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2013 9:42:44 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I would just start saving your money and get something in the higher mid to high graphic card market. A 650Ti should hold you over for a little while and then you can move to something like a 660Ti, or a 7870.


+1. No need to upgrade unless you are able to easily sell your 650 Ti to some and you want to buy a 7870+.
a c 134 U Graphics card
February 4, 2013 9:49:08 PM

Agreed a 7870+ (Tahiti) as example used could be a good option as a upgrade path however I would say let things play out with the new graphic cards rumor or not slated now for Q4 I would suspect that graphic card prices will tank this summer if they do not have a card by then.
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