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Graphics Best bang for buck GPU for 1080p with ~£150 budget?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Smellyhead, 22 Aug 2012.

  1. Smellyhead

    Smellyhead Member

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    Hey,

    So as per title. I'm looking to get a new GPU since my 4850 doesn't cut it at 1080p. I was waiting for the 660Ti but at £250 its just abit too much for me to want to spend for my uses.

    I'm aiming to spend ~£150, though I'm willing to go alittle higher if it's worth the extra bit.
    I'm just really after something for playing my MMO's on decent settings. i.e. Rift, GW2 and WoW.

    Everytime I ask someone, I normally get the response of spend more and get the 660Ti which isn't much use. :duh:

    Cards I've looked for on scan for my budget seem to be 560Ti, 6950, 7850 and 6870. But I'm not sure which will actually be the best value to get since I don't upgrade too often due to the nature of games I play. :)
     
  2. jakobfrimmel

    jakobfrimmel New Member

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    hmmmm well it depends... can you handle the noise of a gtx 480....?
     
  3. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Second hand 570 or 580 at approx £130/£160 respectively. Much better than anything else for the money.
     
  4. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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  5. fdbh96

    fdbh96 New Member

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    I quite like my 7850, but I beleive it still sells for around £170. Maybe wait for the 660/650 to see where they are price wise.

    I would go for something this gen personally as they are more price efficient, and mostly quieter (mine is anyways :))
     
  6. hoochy

    hoochy Need moar cooling

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    My vote goes to the 7850 (again!) if even for the OC potential it had. I was in the same situation a month or so ago. I am extremely happy with mine :)
     
  7. Thaifood

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    WTF_Shelley The picture is wheeljack

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    im enjoying my 560ti, its running everything nicely at 1080. guildwars2 beta ran really sweet
     
  9. BennieboyUK

    BennieboyUK CPC Folder of the Month Sep 2011

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    All of the above are great cards, I vote would be for the 570/580, but after swaying between green and red for many years, I just find the green team drivers better.
     
  10. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    I agree with this guy. See what you can get in the market place.
     
  11. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Have to admit I would wary of getting 2nd hand graphic cards or CPUs. Chances are someone oc'ed the crap out of them and they're now only borderline functioning. Although that being said I would like to add that considering the quality of people frequenting this particular forum I might check out the market place as well.
     
  12. hoochy

    hoochy Need moar cooling

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  13. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Really? I find, especially on the Bit-Tech Marketplace, people are very up front about this, as they don't want to sell somebody a dud. eBay, of course, is the total opposite.
     
  14. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Never had any issue with any 2nd hand gpus or cpus, and some of them have been oc'd rather heavily (bought just for the purpose), they're tougher than you think (in my experience)

    +1 for the 570/580 :)
     
  15. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Notice my disclaimer. :) Although I'd still err on the side of caution.
     
  16. Smellyhead

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  17. hoochy

    hoochy Need moar cooling

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  18. Thaifood

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    a couple of weeks ago it was £180 for non oc version... got mine over clocked at 1100 at the moment.. havent tried it any higher yet
     
  19. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for a 570 or 580, awesome cards for the price.

    Maybe the 650 will be priced sensibly
     

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