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February 28, 2012 9:56:59 PM

I'm trying to buy graphics card thats good for gaming but under £70. I have one card on my mind -- AMD HD 6770.

Any thoughts?

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February 28, 2012 10:07:50 PM

What are you full system specs?(CPU,RAM,PSU,etc.)

Well the 6770 is just about the best performing card for your price range.If you can I would really suggest shelling out and extra €10-€15 for a 6850.It's cost to performance ratio is right on and it would be the best bang for your buck.

Here's one for €102 but it's only got 1 left in stock.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Radeon-6850-DirectCU-PCI-/...

Here's another for €109

http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-RADEON-HD-6850-DisplayPort/...
February 28, 2012 10:23:48 PM



This is my current pc config
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2Ghz
Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L/USB3
Memory: Kingston 12GB DDR3
HDD: Segate 320GB
PSU: SeaSonic 330W
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February 28, 2012 10:38:30 PM

Your CPU can handle a MUCH better graphics card, but your Power Supply can't.

Unless you're playing older games, or current games on LOW quality you'll have to invest in a new graphics card AND power supply.

Personally, I'd buy an HD7xxx or GTX6xx (when they come out) that meets or exceeds the performance of an HD6870.

There are quite a few games that are fun to play and run on older, or lower performing graphics (Deus Ex #1, Sam & Max etc) but I'd play a DEMO first before buying.

POWER SUPPLY:
There are TWO things to consider when purchasing a power supply:
#1. Overall Wattage (use an online calculator)
#2. The AMPS used by the graphics card (+12V rail or combined rails)

For example:
Let's say you bought a graphics card (you need to Google the AMPS) and it required 32Amps, and the online calculator said you need at least a 550Watt PSU.

I recommend at least a 650Watt PSU that supplies at least 40Amps on the +12V rail (or combined rail).
February 28, 2012 10:40:03 PM

Buying a used card will allow you to get more for your money. I got a 4870x2 for $80 US a few weeks ago.

EDIT: Ninja'd
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