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The best GFX card I can buy for around the £300 range

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January 21, 2013 12:57:59 PM

The title says it all really.
I have been looking at the GTX 670 2GB witch is about £330 but I can probably stretch to £350.

Though I will be getting the card a little later in the year (about June ish time)

Thanks :) 

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a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 2:46:27 PM

No point in getting a 680 Lightning when you can't increase the voltage. Get the 7970. I would suggest the Sapphire Vapor-X 7970.
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January 21, 2013 3:24:36 PM

ozoscroft said:
The title says it all really.
I have been looking at the GTX 670 2GB witch is about £330 but I can probably stretch to £350.

Though I will be getting the card a little later in the year (about June ish time)

Thanks :) 

If you insist on the nVidia side then 670 2GB
If you want more power then get a 7950/70
a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 3:26:48 PM

ozoscroft said:
Though I will be getting the card a little later in the year (about June ish time)


Keep an eye out on next gen cards at that time.
a c 271 U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 3:32:06 PM

yamahahornist said:
Either the Msi 680 Lightning or XFX 7970

I would say the 680 because in most cases it performs way better, but these are the most equal from the Nvidia and AMD side. Both are priced at $500 US which is £315.14

Msi 680: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX 7970: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Actually they tend to start at around the £350 - £360 mark, a straight Dollar to Sterling conversion doesn't work. Try looking at some UK websites in future.
January 22, 2013 8:31:50 PM

Thanks for the answers guys.

I think I will ask the question again just before I am going to order the card, just incase of any newer cards that come out at the price bracket I am looking at.
But another question I have is should I upgrade the PSU. I have a 500W Corsair in at the moment and I know most of the cards say that you should have at least 500W but as I said. Should I get a bigger PSU aswell?

(this is the cards that I am considering BTW
http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-GTX-Graphics-Card-Backplat... Little over budget
and
http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-GeF-GDDR5-Graphic-Card/dp/... under budget)
a c 271 U Graphics card
January 22, 2013 8:40:02 PM

A single 670 will be fine as you have a decent 500w PSU.
January 23, 2013 3:04:27 PM

Mousemonkey said:
A single 670 will be fine as you have a decent 500w PSU.


Oh that good then :D 
a c 81 U Graphics card
January 23, 2013 3:06:05 PM

whats the rest of ur specs?

January 23, 2013 3:17:20 PM

iceclock said:
whats the rest of ur specs?


PSU-Corsair 500W
CPU-Intel Core i5 3570K
RAM-Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB
Primery drive-OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-60G
Secondery Drive-WD Caviar Green 1TB
MoBo-AsRock Z77 Pro4
a c 81 U Graphics card
January 23, 2013 3:21:34 PM

if u want nvidia:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/9Q9P
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/9Q9P/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/9Q9P/benchmarks/

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (£350.99 @ Dabs)
Total: £350.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 17:20 GMT+0000)

or amd:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7970-g...

clearly the 7970 beating the gtx 680 and when overclocked is a no brainer being the best bang for bucks here, unless u need cuda.

January 23, 2013 3:26:37 PM

iceclock said:
if u want nvidia:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/9Q9P
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/9Q9P/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/9Q9P/benchmarks/

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (£350.99 @ Dabs)
Total: £350.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 17:20 GMT+0000)

or amd:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7970-g...

clearly the 7970 beating the gtx 680 and when overclocked is a no brainer being the best bang for bucks here, unless u need cuda.



I am trying to stick to Nvidia as I know a few people that have had a lot of problems with AMD cards. But If i can get one that tempts me enough I will go AMD.
Also I am not really looking to overclock at the present time unless I get a superclocked one from the manufacturer.
a c 81 U Graphics card
January 23, 2013 3:30:44 PM

anyways stock the 670 runs great, but for speed the 7970 runs faster at stock.

the current small issues with amd cards will be resolved soon in a driver update,

if u cant go with amd, the 670 i suggested will do u good :) 

January 23, 2013 3:38:00 PM

iceclock said:
anyways stock the 670 runs great, but for speed the 7970 runs faster at stock.

the current small issues with amd cards will be resolved soon in a driver update,

if u cant go with amd, the 670 i suggested will do u good :) 



sweet thanks for the input. As I said in an earlier post I will most likely do another question when I both know exactly how much money I can go up to max (prob about £370) and if there are any latest better cards about. But at the moment this is helping a lot as I don't know too much about GFX cards.
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