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Old 03-28-2010, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, so I've decided on parts for a new mid range gaming system, except i cant decide on the GPU, I mean there's just so much choice. The parts I've chosen so far are:

Case: Thermal take Soprano Gaming case
PSU: Thermaltake 750W
Processor : AMD Athlon X2 255 AM3 3.1ghz 4000MT/S
Hard Drive : 250gb 8mb Cache Serial ATA
Memory : 4gb ADATA DDR2 800 PC6400
Motherboard : Asrock K10N78-FullHD
Graphics Card : Onboard Nvidia Geforce 8 512mb
Optical Drive : 20x Lightscribe DVD Writer

I will be using this computer to run some newer games when they come out, like Guildwars 2 & Diablo III, but untill then it will not be used for anything too heavy, perhaps Guildwars and some CS.

I will be running this through a 22" Sony Bravia HD monitor.

Graphics cards I've looked at so far are:

XFX ATI Radeon HD 4850 1024MB GDDR3 Dual DVI £88.88

XFX ATI Radeon HD 5750 512MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card - £88.99

XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 512MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card - £75.99

Club 3D GeForce 9800 GT Green Edition 1024MB PCI-Express GDDR3 - £81.99

Club 3D ATI Radeon 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card - £84.99

Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 5670 512MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card - £75.99

XFX ATI Radeon HD 5670 512MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card - £72.99

Club 3D ATI Radeon HD5670 512MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card - £71.99

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5670 512MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card - £65.99

These are just some of the ones I've looked at.
Trying to keep the price tag under £100, Any help with choosing a card, or if anyone has one of these cards that they would reccomend/not reccomend that would be a huge help.

Thanks!
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If I were in your shoes, I'd get the XFX 5750.
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If I were in your shoes, I'd get the XFX 5750.
You think its the best card for under £100.00?
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Performance wise the XFX 4850 is probably the best, beating out the 5750 by a SMALL margin, but the 5750 has DirectX 11 support and Eyefinity support, also it will draw less power and create less heat than the 4850.

So the 5750 is the best buy probably.
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4850s are pretty cool and quiet I idle in the low 40s and load in low 60s.


But yeah go with the 5750 or 5770 if you can afford it. Not much point in going with a 4850 now.
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Do you think it would be worth spending the extra cash for a 5770? if so which brand? 512mb or 1gb version?

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I think it is worth it.
Whatever brand is cheapest that isn't Visiontek or Diamond.
512Mb if you're playing at 1680x1050 or lower resolutions.

1Gb version if you're playing at 1920x1080 or higher.
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I think it is worth it.
Whatever brand is cheapest that isn't Visiontek or Diamond.
512Mb if you're playing at 1680x1050 or lower resolutions.

1Gb version if you're playing at 1920x1080 or higher.
Thanks you for the great answers. this is cheapest I could find.. what do you think?

PIXMANIA Radeon HD 5770 - 1 GB GDDR5 - PCI-Express 2.0 + Agent Ruby Figurine

OR

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190974

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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...56&subcat=1515
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Well the asus has a pathetic looking cooler on it, never heard of the other two brands. But the first one, the pixelmania just looks like a reference card so I'd go with that.
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Well the asus has a pathetic looking cooler on it, never heard of the other two brands. But the first one, the pixelmania just looks like a reference card so I'd go with that.
The website looks a bit dodgy, and there is not much about them or their company on the web. also they apparantly have 4 different prices for the exact same card but the 1GB version. hmm.
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