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Graphics Card Advice (£225 range)

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March 13, 2012 8:23:30 PM

Hi there and thanks for reading this.

I recently applied for young enterprise funding and won money for a PC project which i will use to promote awareness of what i do. For this reason the Pc will be mainly for show so the whole system will be fully watercooled and modded. I had a £1200 budget but only set £225 aside for graphics and £75 for Graphics card waterblocks as i mainly budgeted for looks of the case etc. So- I have £225 to spend on a GPU(s) and was wondering what your advice would be?

I am up for the idea of running 2 £115 cards in SLI/Crossfire but was wondering if you think i would be better off getting one £225 card.

Please throw all ideas and thoughts forward.

The cards will be alongside a 2500k and a 850w Corsair PSU.

Many Thanks Guys!
a b U Graphics card
March 13, 2012 8:40:12 PM

Where will you be ordering from? (Give me the website so I can look up what is available since I'm from the U.S.)
March 14, 2012 6:52:27 AM

ordering from anywhere in uk. scan.co.uk, dabs.co.uk or amazon.co.uk or ebay maybe...
a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2012 11:09:51 AM

You wont find any cards worth water-cooling at £115

@ £225 you can get any of the GTX560ti 448 Cards

Or you could go for a reference GTX570 - which should be great for choices of water-block. - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280mb-pny-gtx-570-40nm-...

Another choice would be a reference AMD Radeon 6950 2GB - Another one which should be easy to water-cool - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-xfx-hd-6950-xxx-pcie...

For performance @1080p the GTX570 will be your best bet out of these.

Otherwise, if possible, wait for the AMD Radeon 78xx series and their respective water-blocks to be released. (I'm assuming this may not be possible due to project time constraints)

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