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Graphics Help - I need advice on sub-£100 graphics

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by digitalspy, 15 Feb 2012.

  1. digitalspy

    digitalspy New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have a potential new "budget build" coming up. And I want to know if there is a graphics card out there, that will play games well but costs under £100? Or very close to £100. Its going to be for a casual gaming setup.

    Thanks in advance! :thumb:
     
  2. mikeyman198

    mikeyman198 Lets pretend this is hilarious.

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    Bran new, a GTX 550 Ti.

    However, you can get decent second hand cards on eBay and elsewhere :) You unlock the marketplace on these forums once you reach 75 posts iirc.
     
  3. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    GTX 460 can be had for under £100 and is far more overclockable than the GTx 550
     
  4. mikeyman198

    mikeyman198 Lets pretend this is hilarious.

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    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    You can pick up second-hand 460's for a good price, or new 550Tis, the 460's have a bit more kick, though. At the cost of being a little hotter running, AFAIK.
     
  6. digitalspy

    digitalspy New Member

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    Thanks for the swift responses guys! Much appreciated, what about these cards Radeon HD5670?

    Have a friend offering one for £50, the silent version (huge heatsink!)
     
  7. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    It's a terrible card for gaming.
     
  8. digitalspy

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    Ah thanks.

    The GTX 460 look alright as well, not the most ugly card out there. I can see they are a few years old now, does that reflect in their quality at all?
     
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    Mac_Trekkie Source Engine's #1 fan!

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    Because the GTX 460 is an extremely comparable card, and many games prefer Nvidia cards over Radeon cards. Depends on what games he's playing and if he can tolerate the Catalyst Control Center (#1 reason I prefer NVidia). In most games the GTX 460 will either be barely behind or slightly above the 6850. Plus that's a reference cooler 6850 it looks like, so it will cool worse and be louder than any non-reference 460, or 6850 for that matter.
     
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    See if you can find a second hand 5850/6870/460GTX/. They should all in the 100 price bracket now.
     
  13. digitalspy

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    Got my eye on one of these at the minute. Will how things fair! thanks for the advice all, much appreciated.

    For reference: I wont play many games on computer at all. But would like to know, if/ when a game catches my eye, I have the power to play it if I want to :)
     
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    You guys are referring to the GTX 460 1gb right, and not the 768mb?
     
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    Yes, but the 786mb version is still a great card. All comes down to price really.
     
  16. digitalspy

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    There's a fully working used 786mb version going for about £60 right now that I know of....is it worth a look?
     
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    At risk of sound a bit dense......Scan free shipping for this forum?

    Its gone !? Since posting the link up, I can't find it anymore!?
     
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