Hi I am looking for a new graphics card (two eventually) I have a small budget between £100 and £130 I was looking at an Asus Ati 5770 £108 I will be able to get another one in a few weeks I will mainly be playing games MH2, Mafia 2, COD etc and watching blue-ray movies would this be a good card for my budget or should I consider something else ?
My build so far
Corsair 700D case
Corsair 850w PSU
Corsair 6Gb DDR 3 mem
Prolite E2472HD monitor
its a good card and you can play most games at medium-high settings at your native resolution. obviously with two you can handle your 1080p native resolution. power and space won't be an issue for you.
Both those cards are better than the 5770. The 6850 will perform better than the GTX 460, but it is 20 pounds more and a bit over your budget.
If you can afford the extra 20 pounds go for the 6850 because right now it is one of the best performance/price cards with alot of overclocking room (Some of the GTX 460 1GB OC edtion will compete very with it though).
But, if you absolutely want to stay in-budget, go for the 460 GTX linked here. The MSI OC Edition is one of the better versions out there in my opinion.
Oh, and I almost forgot .. the GTX 460 comes with a voucher for HAWX 2! So, if you don't have that game and might like it .. this is even more added value there!
Both of these should satisfy all your video/gaming needs for a year or two, unless you like to game at very high resolutions max settings full AA...
If you have not bought that Corsair 850 watt PSU, You can still save some money by going with 650 - 750 watt PSU maybe Corsair TX650. Which would be enough to run two HD6850 in crossfire. Then get a HD6850 instead of a HD5770.
Well due to some issue with scan.co.uk systems the Ati was not in stock so I ended up going for the Asus 460 I will ge another one in a week or two, thats the third time I have ordered somthing from san to be emailed to say it is out of stock, I have also been waiting over two weeks for a refund on an rma grrr
thanks again M
reccy I don't use overclockers.co.uk anymore as I had problems with them and their couriers...