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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by FearlessFred, 9 Jun 2010.

  1. FearlessFred

    FearlessFred What's a Dremel?

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    I am looking for a <£100 budget gaming graphics card.

    I have found the
    ati 5670 and the nvidia 250gts

    I'm currently in the red camp but CPC recommend the 250 for a budget card.


    Any suggestions?
     
  2. murraynt

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  3. FearlessFred

    FearlessFred What's a Dremel?

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    FearlessFred What's a Dremel?

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    I forgot to add the budget card would be great if it could run on a basic 300w (though if not I will buy a new 400w one)
     
  5. murraynt

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    ya that is a problem:sigh:
    Try go for either the 4850 or the 250 the 5670 is very underpowered for gaming
     
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  7. FearlessFred

    FearlessFred What's a Dremel?

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    will 512mb be Ok or should i go for the more expensive 1gb version. Also will the 4850 or 250 run on a 400w psu?
     
  8. murraynt

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    Im hoping somebody will answer the power question, Although im running a 4850 on my little brothers system with that power supply.No the 512mb on is ok the 1 gb will be a small bit more powerfull. but in my opinion not worth it especially at anything under 1680 x 1050.
    This one has a slight more capeable cooler but is a small bit more expensive, but if quitness isnt important save the cash
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/220308
     
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    FearlessFred What's a Dremel?

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    To the OP: What's your monitor resolution?

    At the moment I'd recommend this GTS 250.
     
  11. FearlessFred

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    1920x1080
     
  12. murraynt

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    sorry i forgot to mention that card is a slight slower power saving card,but is still great and you probally wont see any difference
     
  14. Ljs

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    If you don't mind ebay (although i'm certainly not recommending it), for that budget you can pick up a 4890 sometimes or a decent 4870 at least...
     
  15. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    In which case, I stick with the card I chose. I feel the 1GB VRAM will better serve you.

    A 400W PSU SHOULD be fine in theory but a 500+W one will give you a safety buffer.
     
  16. murraynt

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    But you run the chance of getting some sort of a card with a flashed bios, i know it happend to me lol
     
  17. Sexton

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    GTS 250 is your best bet... not much difference between that and a 4850 tbh.
     
  18. Gothic-Yoshi

    Gothic-Yoshi The Matrix has you!!!

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    I would recomend a 8800 gtx tht's what i use. eventhough its old, its cheap and still plays games with decent frame rates. Depends what ur using it for.
     
  19. Sexton

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    Not a bad option I suppose... but if you've got £100 to play with I would get the best you can get. But then as Gothic says, depends what your using it for. If you're not into many games then it would be a waste and an 8800 would be a better option.
     
  20. roosauce

    roosauce Looking for xmas projects??

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    The 5750 is around £100 on scan . The 1GB is just over ... and that's the one you'll need. It is faster than the 8800/9800/250/4850 in just about anything you care to mention. Current generation, low power, etc.

    Can you stretch to that??
     

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