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£200 Budget For New GPU

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by MikeTyson, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. MikeTyson New Member

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    Basically I was looking at cards like the 4890 and shit as I really wanna upgrade, but I may be coming into more money than I first thought... so I'm trying to figure out what would be a good card to get for roughly £200 including P&P

    I like the look of the performance of a 4890 but I also wanna be future proof too, maybe getting something more powerful considering I now have a larger budget and a 4890 goes for about £120 incl P&P

    Obviously this isn't enough to get some beast like a 5970 but I want something that's got a lot of meat behind it, and I've really lost touch with graphics cards these past few years. All these stupid names and numbers have left me really confused and I definitely need some help understanding it all :)

    I don't really wanna spend the whole £200 though as I also have a life and want to keep money for going out and shit as well, so maybe something near £170/180 range would be good, but I'll obviously take any suggestions into consideration

    Thanks in advance :D
     
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    With your resolution a HD4850 should be good enough. you can already get them for 50-60 pounds.
     
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    Grab a cheap quad/e7**/e8** series and a 5770 and you will notice a hell of a difference. OMG is that a 7950?? :eek: damn thats old, heck a 4770 would be a damn good upgrade for you, but do like I said, grab a top end dual or any quad and anything from a 5750 and you will be rocking ;)
     
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    I understand that people seem to think that because I game at 1280x1024 I would accept a weaker card but if I have the money I want to at least go for some kind of overkill as I wanna play everything maximum
     
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    its not a weak card not compared to your cpu in fact they are on par, upgrade both, I am surprised you even attempt gaming on such an old card as it is!!
     
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    Hmm, yea I get that response a lot. I know it's an old card but I very *RARELY* upgrade my PC so I want anything I buy to last a longgggg time :) Hence why I am only focusing on GPU for now, CPU maybe in another few months time :D So I really need suggestions for a good GPU that is gonna last a long time and is within my budget
     
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    a 5770 is weaker then a 4890. imo get a 4890 or a GTX 285
     
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    Did the thread get broken? There was way more posts before?
     
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    I've had a thread go completely missing :eek:

    Going to get on to an admin about it very shortly :twitch:
     
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    i would get a 5770 over the 4890 for 3 reasons
    1.DX11
    2.less heat output
    3.less power consumption

    also don't forget they both overclock to fairly high speeds(~1ghz with using software voltage control)
     
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    just WAIT FOR ONLY A MONTH THERE WILL BE GREAT MAINSTREAM ATI CARDS IF U DONT LIKE IT U CAN STILL GRAP 5770 ALLOT CHEAPER JUST WAIT U WAITED FOR 5 YEARS WITH YOUR 7950 WHY DONT U WAIT FOR ANOTHER MONTH OR 2
     
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    meran do us all a favor and take the caps lock off.
    i do agree with waiting.
     
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    for 150 quid I'd say either get a GTX460 now...or wait for a month for Caicos XT(6770),but if you really want to spend 200 get a HD 5850
     
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    If you take the "overkill" idea, the fact that it looks like you plan to stair step your system upgrade, and it might take a while for your system to catch up to the card, a 5850 would seem to fit the bill, just not the budget. I too am interested in seeing what happens when the AMD 6xxx series comes out, so waiting may be prudent. Looks like you're good at waiting.:D A 5830 or GTX460 1GB would be a reasonable choice too.
     
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    Wait for 6xxx series
     

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