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Graphics PSU Bought now for graphics...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mat0tam, 13 Dec 2011.

  1. mat0tam

    mat0tam Mr I Dont Know What I Want

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    Hi all,

    Just bought myself a OCZ 750W fully modular PSU and it should be in the post soon.

    My next port of call is going to be a graphics update.

    Im currently running with a friends old HIS HD 57701gb which is doing me fine (Really just play BF3), looking to get a cheeky update though.

    SYSTEM
    i5 2500k
    Asus P8Z68-V LX
    8GB DDR3
    2Tb HD
    H60 CPU
    HIS ATI HD 5770 1gb

    With the posiblity of a 60/120 solid state soon.

    Do I:

    a) Buy another 5770 and settle for now - £50-70
    http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/ati_radeon_hd_5770_crossfire_performance,1.html
    b) Sell the 5770 and buy a 560 Ti with a view to getting a 2nd when I graduate and get a job in June? £110

    = £160-50 [+ £150 for 2nd at a later date]


    Any advice + reasons appreciated.

    Thanks :hip:
     
  2. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    defo get the 560ti instead of the 5770 single card so less headache
     
  3. BeauchN

    BeauchN Active Member

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    The problem with getting a second 5770 now, is that you'll still want 2 560Tis later! You may as well get one now and see how it goes
     
  4. mat0tam

    mat0tam Mr I Dont Know What I Want

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    Mhmm this is pretty much what im thinking, housemate said he would buy the 5770 back off me which is nice of him.

    stand Ti's? or overclocked? I probably wont overclock them myself.
     
  5. BeauchN

    BeauchN Active Member

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    There is no real price difference between the two, looking at Scan quickly the cheapest stock speed 560TI is £173.47 and you can have a pre-overclocked one at 900MHz for £179.47.

    It is free and easy to do it yourself with Afterburner, but if you want the backing of a warranty you may as well pay the extra £6.
     
  6. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Just note that because its preoverclocked doesn't mean it'll be stable though. I never trust preoverclocked cards since my mate had massive issues with his XFX 5870. Just do it yourself, doesn't take long :)
     
  7. mat0tam

    mat0tam Mr I Dont Know What I Want

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    Can that void warranty though?

    Looking at HD 6870's as well little cheaper than 560 Ti's for only a little less performance.
     
  8. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Not really, its a bit of a gray area I think. Personally the 560Ti Direct CU2 get my vote just becausr they all have amazing coolers...
     
  9. ICISAZEL

    ICISAZEL New Member

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    Whats your Budget Budget

    What is your budget ?
    the card in my sig cost me £165 delivered but was on special for less before i had a mess up and bought a dog before i ended up with this. i am very please with my performance increase up from an Asus 8800 GTS 512
     

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