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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by edcm, 23 Apr 2012.

  1. edcm

    edcm What's a Dremel?

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    Hey guys

    I have £200 - £300 to spend on my new graphics card, but I don't know whether to get a water cooled one and overclock it or just get a better air cooled one. I already have my watercooling loop installed and it can easily handle a graphics card in it, but would it be worth it to spend less on the card itself?
     
  2. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    You'd want a second hand GTX580 in that price range, and you should have plenty left over for a nice water block too.
     
  3. Thaifood

    Thaifood Minimodder

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    wait for the new cards to come out?
     
  4. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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    Get a more powerful GPU and then buy waterblock for it later rather than putting some of the money into waterblock now.
     
  5. dunx

    dunx ITX is where it's at !

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    Pair of GTX480's SLI'd and WB'd @ £200-ish on ebay !

    dunx
     
  6. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    Like dunx said, GTX 480 is probably the best you can get if you consider the used market.
     
  7. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    second hand GTX580...

    They already have, and i hate it when people say that....
     
  8. Thaifood

    Thaifood Minimodder

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    talking about the 660/670... unless I have been asleep for a couple of weeks..
     
  9. law99

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    You ain't been asleep bitch
     
  10. Thaifood

    Thaifood Minimodder

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    Wow this forum is hostile tonight. (off topic I know)
     
  11. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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    Perhaps a full moon is coming.
     
  12. Osbourn

    Osbourn What's a Dremel?

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    best graphics card for the money

    I bought an MSI Twin Frozr 3 6970 with 2 games for a little over £200 and I love it. All the power you need and real silent.
     
  13. law99

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    Sorry... It was in jest. Or was it ...:lol:
     
  14. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    If you already have a nice loop installed id defo get a nice card with a view to getting a block for it.

    If it has to be new then I would wait for the 660/670 also.

    If 2nd hand then a 480GTX is stupid value at the momment as are 580GTX's.
     
  15. mamaclam

    mamaclam What's a Dremel?

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    7850 appears to be the leading king of good value right now. Until the 6xx series cards come out though?
     

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