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Default best graphics card for 200gbp - 04-07-2013, 20:05 | posts: 58 | Location: uk

hi i am wondering which graphics card to buy from scan.co.uk with 200 pound budget
current computer specs
mobo asus m5a78l
psu corsair cx500
graphics card gtx 550ti
cpu amd fx 6100
6gb viper edition ram
and currently playing at 1920x1080 resolution
need a decent card for fps games mmos etc
any suggestions would be really helpful

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7870 xt/le 2gb.
   
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Default 04-07-2013, 20:10 | posts: 58 | Location: uk

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7870 xt/le 2gb.
currently bought a xfx 7870 2gb dd edition had to rma it then the replacement had same issue got refund they had massive problems with the 7870 which 7870 should i go for on the site i linked www.scan.co.uk im gonna stay away from xfx
   
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Default 04-07-2013, 20:27 | posts: 1,824

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-s...dl-dvi-i-2x-md

better than 7870, its the 7870 LE, which is like a 7930.
   
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Default 04-07-2013, 20:29 | posts: 58 | Location: uk

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http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-s...dl-dvi-i-2x-md

better than 7870, its the 7870 LE, which is like a 7930.

ah really did not no quite newish to computers hence my comp build been a bit sloppy just assumed the double fan cards would be better for cooling etc so that card u link is really worth buying a few friends said i should go for gtx 660 but 7870 seems better on paper
   
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Default 04-07-2013, 20:34 | posts: 26,044 | Location: Hampshire UK

I would squeeze a bit further and go for a hd 7950. they can be had for around 230. if 200 is absolute maximum you can spend then hd 7870 xt 2gb will be your best buy. But 30 extra is worth it for the extra performance you get out of a hd 7950.
   
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ah really did not no quite newish to computers hence my comp build been a bit sloppy just assumed the double fan cards would be better for cooling etc so that card u link is really worth buying a few friends said i should go for gtx 660 but 7870 seems better on paper
Once again, this one is the 7870 le, the cooler is single fan i know, but it's the best of them all.

660<7870<660ti<7870LE

If you can order the Sapphire 7870 2GB XT, XT=LE, do it.
   
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Default 04-07-2013, 20:38 | posts: 58 | Location: uk

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I would squeeze a bit further and go for a hd 7950. they can be had for around 230. if 200 is absolute maximum you can spend then hd 7870 xt 2gb will be your best buy. But 30 extra is worth it for the extra performance you get out of a hd 7950.
yeah 200 is my max am afraid had to replace my old cit 750 w shabby psu which stopped me been able to grab a 7950 ill take your guys word for it you no more about gpus than me so ill grab this 1 first thing tommorow http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-s...dl-dvi-i-2x-md hopefully i dont have to rma it the same as my last 2 7870s from scan thanks for the help 1 last question and sorry for bothering you guys will all my components ive listed in the first post be perfectly fine running this card ?
   
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Default 04-07-2013, 20:39 | posts: 23,857 | Location: NZ

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currently bought a xfx 7870 2gb dd edition had to rma it then the replacement had same issue got refund they had massive problems with the 7870 which 7870 should i go for on the site i linked www.scan.co.uk im gonna stay away from xfx
The 7870 has been plagued with problems since release.

Can u stretch the budget another $50 for a 7950 Twin Frozr or Windforce 3?

http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-...n-hd7950-pci-e
   
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Default 04-07-2013, 20:42 | posts: 58 | Location: uk

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Once again, this one is the 7870 le, the cooler is single fan i know, but it's the best of them all.

660<7870<660ti<7870LE

If you can order the Sapphire 7870 2GB XT, XT=LE, do it.

how can i tell which sapphire is the XT version i am confused as hell trying to find out which 1 it is lol
   
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Default 04-07-2013, 20:45 | posts: 58 | Location: uk

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The 7870 has been plagued with problems since release.

Can u stretch the budget another $50 for a 7950 Twin Frozr or Windforce 3?

http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-...n-hd7950-pci-e
i would of been able to get the the 7950 but like i stated in my previous post i had to blow a extra 60 pound replacing my psu since my old 1 had 1 6 pin cable and it was 750 w lmao so i really can only go as far as 215 pound which would be noodles for dinner for a while lol
   
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Default 04-07-2013, 20:46 | posts: 23,857 | Location: NZ

What about from somewhere like eBay? There's also another UK site but I forget the name, it's Avaia or something similar.

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Default 04-07-2013, 20:51 | posts: 58 | Location: uk

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What about from somewhere like eBay?
i thought about checking ebay amazon but theres allways the issue with if the card needs rma costs me a shed loads returning it with tracking etc were as scan have allways been good for issues like this they send out there courier free of charge etc and had some really bad computer buys from ebay in the past kinda try to avoid big payments to sellers on ebay so trying to stick to stores atm
but if i find a really good deal on ebay i might be swayed ill go hunting now see if i can find a 7950
   
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Default 04-07-2013, 20:51 | posts: 26,044 | Location: Hampshire UK

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sapphire-1...item43ba957044

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAPPHIRE-1...item460e3a83a1
   
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just had a fast peek on ebay only cards at 200 are used cards and the odd card at 230 pound and avai ive never heard of that ill try find it thanks for taking the time to help a youngling in the pc world
   
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the first link i wont buy if its used and the second link would cost me around 50 pound just to get it delivered and if it was broken would cost a shed ton getting it to the us
   
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Default 04-07-2013, 21:00 | posts: 23,857 | Location: NZ

First one seems expensive u can get a new one for like 265.

I've bought many used cards and never had a bad one, using an 8800GTX I got 2nd hand 4 years ago for PhysX atm....

ymmv ofc..
   
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First one seems expensive u can get a new one for like 265.

I've bought many used cards and never had a bad one, using an 8800GTX I got 2nd hand 4 years ago for PhysX atm....

ymmv ofc..
theres only 3 decent sites for us in the uk then we have to resort to amazon ebay
http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/ is supposed to be good all the graphics cards look the same to me exept more fans etc so never have a clue what to get
overclockers.uk is good aswell but overpriced imo
then theres scan if any1 can help me find a great 7870 or even a 7950 whats below 215 pound lol ill name the card after you


if not ill get the 1 some1 linked earlier the 1 with 1 fan xt ver or something
   
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If the issue against getting the HD7950 is simply a cabling issue, then you could easily get a molex-to-PCI-E power adapter and power the card. That is if your PSU is good enough to handle these cards. If it's not a good PSU, I wouldn't bother powering anything with it, let alone a mildly powerful card (including the HD7850 and above).
   
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If the issue against getting the HD7950 is simply a cabling issue, then you could easily get a molex-to-PCI-E power adapter and power the card. That is if your PSU is good enough to handle these cards. If it's not a good PSU, I wouldn't bother powering anything with it, let alone a mildly powerful card (including the HD7850 and above).
nah cabling is fine i replaced the bad psu for a cx500 from corsair which should be more than enough for a 7870 etc especially since im not cross firing or got anything overclocked its pretty much cash what the issue is for going for 7950 so am gonna probs just get http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-s...dl-dvi-i-2x-md since u guys said xt-le version are alot better than the other 7870s
   
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http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-s...dl-dvi-i-2x-md

better than 7870, its the 7870 LE, which is like a 7930.
that's not the le version looking at the core count

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that's not the le version looking at the core count
what about this version of the card http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...ge=3&rqcType=c

this 1 says it runs on the same as the 7900 series so i assume this 1 is le version
   
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that's not the le version looking at the core count
That is probably there error because there is only one VTX3D Black Edition 7870 2GB in there website:

http://www.vtx3d.com/products_layer_...0HD%207800#134

2GBD5-2DHV3E
http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/vtx...hics_card.html
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That is probably there error because there is only one VTX3D Black Edition 7870 2GB in there website:

http://www.vtx3d.com/products_layer_...0HD%207800#134

2GBD5-2DHV3E
http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/vtx...hics_card.html
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confused on these posts like i stated b4 quite new to building is it worth getting or shall i grab a diff 7870 ?
   
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What about from somewhere like eBay? There's also another UK site but I forget the name, it's Avaia or something similar.
Close, it was aria. So http://www.aria.co.uk/
   
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