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Looking for new graphics card £100 - £130

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October 31, 2010 7:44:45 PM

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
Asus P6X58D-E
Corsair 6Gb DDR 3 mem
Prolite E2472HD monitor



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a c 235 U Graphics card
October 31, 2010 7:54:36 PM

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.
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October 31, 2010 8:25:48 PM

Hi Mike,

If I were you, I would go for a Radeon 6850 or one of the factory-overclocked GeForce GTX 460 768MB.

I was looking at the UK prices (and oh man are they high compared to Canadian prices in term of pure currency conversion) and here are some of the prices I found

Sapphire HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Mini Display Port Out PCI-E Graphics Card 150 GBP

MSI GTX 460 Cyclone OC Edition 768MB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card With H.A.W.X. 2 Game Voucher 130 GBP

**EDIT**: Just saw infernox_01's reply and seems has better prices than the ones I listed

So here's the MSI 460 GTX 768MB OC Edition for 126 GBP (This one is slightly cheaper but does not come with the voucher, so if you don't care for the game.. you can shave off a few pounds)

And this is actually a much better HD 6850 version (custom cooling, huge overclocking potential) at 149 GBP


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...

Hope that helps.. and happy hunting!
a c 1363 U Graphics card
October 31, 2010 8:33:25 PM

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.
a c 1363 U Graphics card
November 1, 2010 1:44:48 AM

HD5830 is a more power hungry card and gets beaten by the HD6850 in all benchmarks. It is more powerful than the HD5770 though.
November 1, 2010 5:34:20 AM

Thanks for all the replies looks like I will go for the HD6850 see if scan do any today only deals this week.

many thanks

November 2, 2010 5:52:21 PM

Well due to some issue with 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 anymore as I had problems with them and their couriers...