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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by kYmo, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. kYmo New Member

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    Hey so i'm going to be builing a new gaming rig in a couple of weeks and i can't decide which gpu to go for out of these two,

    ASUS GTX 650 Ti or ASUS HD 6850 DIRECT CU II

    I'm gearing more towards the GTX 650 TI as it uses PCI-Express 3.0 and the 6850 is only 2.1 plus there is only a £5 difference in price.

    Specs will be:

    CPU: i5-3570K
    Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V
    Ram: GSkill 8GB Ripjaw X 1600Mhz DDR3
    PSU: Antec TruePower 650W (Open to suggestions on a better Hybrid-Modular psu arround £60-70 atleast 600w, Dual 12v Rails @ 40amps and above)

    Will mainly be used for gaming, i will be doing some overclocking on the cpu for benchies just to see what scores i can achieve etc, not too bothered about overclocking the gpu aslong as it doesn't run too hot an i get decent enough fps that i am able to run an intensive dx11 on medium @ settings720p/1080p res.

    Open to suggestions on a better gpu than these two arround £120-130 budget max.


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    might as well step up to a 660TI
     
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    Since OPs budget is max £120-130, the only card would be the 650Ti. It also comes with Assassin's Creed III.
     
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    Yeah i was thinking that thanks, and i'm from the UK.

    It's too much best price i can find is £180

    Thanks looks like i might go for a MSI HD 7850 oc but its out of stock here :/ i'll have to look else where, the blue on it will go nice with my theme :p. I might just spend an extra £15 and get this http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-154-MS&tool=3 if the deal is still on in 2 weeks that is.
     
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    Yea the MSi Twin Frozr is an amazing card overclocks great and stays very cool. that would be a great choice. And cool i wanted my pc to have a blue theme but ended having a Black & Red theme :banghead:

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    Yea it looks like a beast :D. Haha my last one was black/red and i'm trying to go for a black/blue one now but i'm not to fussed if the gpu has red on it more bothered about the performance lol
     
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    well you won't be disappointed as the HD 7850 gives great performance

    :rockout:
     
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    Is anyone else sort of bored with the recent graphics industry? Back in the day I would eagerly await new benchmarks and releases.

    I suppose this is due to the fact that cards 3 generations old can max everything out today, so there is nothing to look forward to.
     
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    Anything would beat my last card XFX HD 4870 :eek: :laugh:
     
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    that's kind of ironic as i recently had a XFX HD 4870 1GB until i upgraded to my HD 6950 2GB just a month or 2 ago.

    it was able to play games on high and some ultra on 1280x720 :rockout:
     
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    Lol madness:eek: had mine for over 2 years never had any problems with it aside the fact the fans where super loud above 60% fan speed on the ATI Catalyst software and any time i used hd res in COD4.
     
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    had mines only for a few moths as it was given to me new but i had a few problems with it as it would get loud when playing BF3 and it would heat up to like 80c and idle 70c
     
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    Yes, if you can afford it the 7850 1GB is definitely a much better card.
     
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    Yeah that'll be the auto-fan adjust option in Catalyst mine got pretty hot but when i set the fans manually to 58% as i could'nt bare the noisey fans anymore it still worked fine arround 85c+ if i remember correctly, saying that though idk about BF3 :D.
     
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    i always ran my fan at 100% really didn't help much
     
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