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Advice on a new Graphics Card


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#1 simondjuk

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 03:27 AM

So then, im planning on buying a graphics card in the next month or 2 and was hoping you lot could recommend something for me.

 

It would be for gaming and I was looking at a 2GB Card.  Part of my thinking is that a 2GB would last me a bit longer in the PC ive got rather than buying a 1GB and having to upgrade it again in the near future.

 

I plan on spending around the £200 mark but open to other suggestions and higher priced cards if they are worth it.

 

It would be to fit my PC which has the following spec:

 

Windows 7 64 bit

16GB RAM DDR3

Intel i5 Quad Core Processor 3.20ghz

Giga-Byte GA-Z87-HD3 System Board

(no graphics card currently installed as on board graphics are just about suitable)

 

Many thanks

 



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 12:21 PM

that price range is in the gtx 760/r9 280 group....

 

those two will need a substantial power supply though, with two 6 pin PCI power provisions....i would say over 600 watt/45amp 12v

 

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http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=142,167&sort=a7


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#3 simondjuk

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 03:20 PM

My PSU is 500W. It's a Corsair CX500M and I don't really want to mess about swapping it as it's less than 1 year old

Would I be better off with a decent 1gb card instead?

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 03:28 PM

you could be a candidate for the gtx 660. which requires one 6 pin and is rated around 140 watts. its AMD equivalent is the 7870 or r9 270x

 

then there is the new gtx 750ti, which is a few gbp less than the 660, and slightly less powerful. those things don't even need the 6 pin most of the time and are rated around 60 watts..

 

both these are 2gb vram except a few of the 660s. how large is your display? the extra vram is nice to have for the larger display sizes and some games.

 

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http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=114,164&sort=a7


Edited by synergy513, 25 August 2014 - 03:30 PM.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 03:29 PM

I have a 22" Dell TFT.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 03:35 PM

the 2gb vram should be sufficient for a 22"


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 03:38 PM

Many thanks for the help and info.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 03:39 PM

sure thing..


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