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Old December 3, 2011, 03:21 PM
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hi, I upgraded my pc but I need also new graphic card, can you tell me which is the best graphic card for hmm lets say 150 or 160 pounds and i need also new psu 750W+ can you find the best ones for their prices, thanks
Yes I need it for gaming performance :>
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Old December 3, 2011, 03:27 PM
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1. Pc for gaming
2.budget 160 for graphic card and 80 for psu (pounds)
4.i dont have any brand preferance
5.i want to change only graphic and psu
6.i did not
7.default speeds, i'm not sure
8.in January
9.now 1400x900

better now?
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Old December 3, 2011, 06:20 PM
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Asus GeForce GTX 560Ti DirectCU II 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card []
there is also an MSI version with a slightly better clock and a better cooler for 173.

GTX 560 ti.. 161 GBP (available till 7th dec, new options every week.. have a look at their specials if not buying before then)
You will get a 560ti or a 5870 for that price (560 is my choice)

PSU, what is the rest of your machine's spec's, what is your current PSU?


I would suggest getting a better monitor in the near future if you can.. the 560 will be able to perform REALLY well at that res (at 1920x1080 it is still very good, if being a lil stretched on some titles with all eye-candy turned up)


XFX Pro 750W Core Edition '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply 79 GBP. also in the "this week only section..


You may not need a new PSU, please say what other parts your running so that we can advise you on it properly.
You may be able to get a new monitor instead of a PSU if you have something that is sufficient, eg: 21.5" 1920x1080 benq for 119 GBP.

Fill us in on your other specs and we can suggest best options for your buget.

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Old December 4, 2011, 04:53 AM
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Asus GeForce GTX 560Ti DirectCU II 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card []
there is also an MSI version with a slightly better clock and a better cooler for 173.

GTX 560 ti.. 161 GBP (available till 7th dec, new options every week.. have a look at their specials if not buying before then)
You will get a 560ti or a 5870 for that price (560 is my choice)

PSU, what is the rest of your machine's spec's, what is your current PSU?


I would suggest getting a better monitor in the near future if you can.. the 560 will be able to perform REALLY well at that res (at 1920x1080 it is still very good, if being a lil stretched on some titles with all eye-candy turned up)


XFX Pro 750W Core Edition '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply 79 GBP. also in the "this week only section..


You may not need a new PSU, please say what other parts your running so that we can advise you on it properly.
You may be able to get a new monitor instead of a PSU if you have something that is sufficient, eg: 21.5" 1920x1080 benq for 119 GBP.

Fill us in on your other specs and we can suggest best options for your buget.
my pc spec
Ati Radeon HD 5670 1GB
16gb (4x4GB) patriot RAM 1333Mhz
Intel core i5 2500k
GA-Z68AP-D3 motherboard
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 Fan CPU Cooler
PSU ocz stealth x stream 2 500W

I will buy better monitor but I need to get beter pc :)
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Old December 4, 2011, 05:25 AM
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Any GPU that is a single HD6950/GTX560 Ti or less does not need a new PSU. A 500W is more than sufficient to power it although it is an OCZ. I doubt you will want a SLI configuration with a bigger PSU as your motherboard has PCIE x16x4, not the ideal PCIE x8x8 on higher end boards. Just get the GTX560 Ti that Dzzope suggested and call it an upgrade.
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That's a solid choice. If you need to save a few bucks there is this EVGA gtx 460 for 109.

EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card [01G-P3-1372-AR]

That would be fine on your current power supply. I don't know if I would run the 560Ti on your current power supply. I am sure it would be ok, but its definitely the max. The 460 would be fine.

Given your resolution the 460 should be great, but if you plan on going to a higher resolution monitor soon, then just get the 560Ti and consider upgrading the power supply.

The 460 gives about 80% of the performance of a 560Ti (so technically you get more performance per dollar at the prices above with the 460 (but you do get less performance). See chart below for performance based on 560Ti as a baseline of 100%...its a different resolution then yours, but nearly the same amount of pixels, so performance should be near identical at your resolution. Also you can see the 5670 is a little less than half the performance of a gtx 460.



The story doesn't change much at higher resolutions, but obviously FPS would drop as resolution goes up.

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Old December 4, 2011, 08:02 PM
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IMO, TI 560 + new monitor. :)

PSU will be fine for that but I wouldn't want to be overclocking too hard or have lots of drives / extra cards in.

Think of anything bigger than a 560 then you will need a new PSU.
BTW your pc is quite good and the most lacking parts are the PSU(still fine up to a 560 and possibly a 570), the GPU(which your currently replacing) and the monitor.
The ram and CPU will do you a few years without much problems. And the Motherboard should be fine for any single card you want to use, though I wouldn't use it in a 2 card set-up.

P.S, shop around a bit. I use Overclockers for most things but sometimes if I'm only getting 1 or 2 items they are a bit more expensive than other places.
This can be offset against their sterling customer support though.
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