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Graphics perfect card (£100 to £150) to go with phenom ii x4 955 (?)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by penryn 2 hertz, 4 May 2011.

  1. penryn 2 hertz

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

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    i play mafia 2 and the new half life game and fallout @ 1920x1080
     
  2. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    A GTX560 or a HD6950 if you want to stretch.

    But if you want to go cheap get a HD5850 or a HD6850.

    I'd still go with the GTX560 or HD6950, those things are great.
     
  3. law99

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    Stretch to 560 sounds perfect too me with gaming at 1080p
     
  4. cmberry20

    cmberry20 Mad Scientist

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    If you can stretch to a 560ti then go for it - its a great card. The cheapest i can find is £175 though.

    If you cant go over £150 then consider either a 6850 or a 1GB 460 - these are still great cards & you can pick up a 1GB 460 for £135. This will easily cope with all modern games.

    But if i was you & with your monitor res - i would save up for a little while longer & opt for a 560ti.
     
  5. GiantKiwi

    GiantKiwi What's a Dremel?

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    Kovoet What's a Dremel?

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    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme would be my choice in that price range.
     
  8. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    I wouldn't bother with the 6870, or 460, get a xfx 5870 from scan for £150 or stretch to giantkiwi's second hand 6950, or failing that the 560 I'd say would be your only option from nvidia if you want to use physx
     
  9. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Scan have an XFX 5870 for £137.99 right now on the Today Only page, it will be gone by 2pm.
     
  10. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    :D well there we go then, its a no brainer in my opinion!
     
  11. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Jesus thats a good deal :D
     
  12. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    :jawdrop:
     
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  14. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Only 12 minutes before the deal disappears.
     
  15. penryn 2 hertz

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

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    dam missed it well gutted
     
  16. IronDoc

    IronDoc What's a Dremel?

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    I still see it. Try this
     
  17. PocketDemon

    PocketDemon What's a Dremel?

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    i guess the other option would be to look at something like a second hand GTX 295 or 4870x2, as both are rated as being faster than the 5870, 6850, 470... & should be within budget - though of course have a fairly high power draw...

    [NB this is simply based upon the performance & cost - but for clarity i've got one of the latter listed on eBay atm so it 'could' be argued that i have a bias for this suggestion; hence being upfront about it.]
     
  18. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Hasn't changed yet, get onto Scan's Today Only page now and add it to your basket. Once added, you can buy it after 2pm.
     
  19. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    still there
     
  20. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    still still there :thumb:
     

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