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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by specofdust, 22 Jan 2012.

  1. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Yo,

    I'm a nublet at graphics these days, and I'm also poor, but I feel like treating myself for (presumably) passing all my exams.

    So, graphics gods, I would love some advice if you please! I have about £90 to spend, currently run a 8800 GTS 640, am running a monitor at 1920x1080, and really would rather like to play Skyrim.

    I also have a i5-750 at 3Ghz, with 4Gb of ram.

    Last caveat, annoyingly, this has to come from Amazon. I'm a filthy poor student, and have a £30 amazon voucher, so by chucking in £60 I can pretend I really should spend I can hopefully procure something which will give me a bit of a boost. I was thinking perhaps a GTX 460 1Gb, but I'm not sure if there's better out there for the pennies. If I'm wasting my money, ok :(

    Cheers in advance guys.
     
  2. mikeyman198

    mikeyman198 Lets pretend this is hilarious.

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  3. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Thanks! Is there anything startlingly close to that price range which I'd be shooting myself in the foot by not saving a little more for?
     
  4. mikeyman198

    mikeyman198 Lets pretend this is hilarious.

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    Not really, the 460 is about £110 and above, and the AMD equivalent in price is the 6770, which isn't as good :)
     
  5. derpooch

    derpooch New Member

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    At Novatech they have a 6850 for £99 with free delivery, I am not sure how it compares with the 550ti though...

    Edit- It is there own brand, I do not know how awful this makes it
     
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  6. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    The 550ti is a pretty poor card. When I get home ill check out amazon for you
     
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    Is a 460 GTX the next step up from the 550 Ti? Also, thanks for the advice so far guys :)
     
  9. mikeyman198

    mikeyman198 Lets pretend this is hilarious.

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    The 460 generally performs better than the 550Ti, but the 550Ti is a newer generation of card.
     
  10. boltonuk007

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    EVGA GTX 460 1GB is on a today only for £101.99 at Scan, iam using at the moment to play Skyrim at 1920x1080, its a great card for the price and easily overclocked with supplied software
     
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  11. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    well there are some 6870s for sale in the marketplace thats are going for £100 and its one of the best cards for the price out there
     
  12. donok

    donok Every Little Helps .....

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    With that budget id also say maketplace.
     
  13. mikeyman198

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    Do people not reed the OP? It clearly states he has an Amazon £30 voucher, so he needs to buy it off of Amazon.
     
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  14. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Try to nab yourself a HD6850. It might cost a bit more, but on the bright side. It will perform the pants off that 550Ti.
     
  15. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    Maybe the hd 6790?
     
  16. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Ok, so budget just got increased to £130, and I can spend it anywhere.
     
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    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    i just gave him an alternative!
     
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    Is the 6870 really worth the extra moolah? I understand that it's better, but it seems to be less than 30% better for 30% more of the money. Again though, cheers for advice.
     
  20. mikeyman198

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    To be honest I would check the marketplace as well, lots of GPU's going up there for a good price :)
     

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