Dying GPU, suggestions welcome!

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  1. Darkest

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    Hey guys,

    As I said in the title, my GPU is taking a crap. I'm 90% sure it's on its last legs, and while I could probably go about fixing it I don't feel it's entirely worth it at this point. It's been a lovely old beast, but what can you do?

    I'm a bit on the skint side at the moment due to family commitments and a couple of other problems, so my max budget is £250. I'm leaning toward a 970 in this range, although any other suggestions which perform on par or better in the price range are welcome.

    Thanks in advance!

    PS: I'm in the UK.
     
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    You have a store or stores you will be shopping from, I don`t want to suggest something out of budget due to not knowing prices outside the USA.
     
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    OCUK, Ebuyer, Amazon UK, Computer Orbit UK.

    Nothing specific really, I can wait a few days to get the card.
     
  4. Barry J

    Barry J Ancient Guru

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    I had a 970 in my main rig before upgrading to 980ti and it was awesome at everything 1080p it is now in my office PC 1280x1024 runs excel really well:bang:

    the 970 is a nice GPU I have the EVGA GTX970 SCC it stays nice and cool fans are fine below 60% but above you can hear them.

    SCAN.co.uk
    There are a few around £250


    This is the one I have and can recomend
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-...010mhz-gddr5-gpu-1190mhz-boost-1342mhz-cores-
     
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    OCUK seems to be down at the moment.

    Wait a minute, £225 for an MSI 970 Gaming from Newegg UK?
     
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    I dont think R9 390/390X is an option with his PSU. 970 on the other hand seems like a good choice.
     
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    Yeah thats true, 970 is a better choice with that psu.
     

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    Don't worry about my PSU, I've more than what's listed in my specs. Thanks for the consideration though.
     
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    I'm hard pressed to see a 390 as better than a 970 at this point for cost.

    Convince or offer suggestion!
     
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    What size psu do you have?
     
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    I've a 750w XFX (Seasonic) unit ready for use.
     
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    I asked cus if you got the 970 you can add another at a later date if needed. That would work.
     

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    True enough, but by the point I'd be in need of an upgrade Pascal should be out tbh. Most of the games I play aren't super demanding at the moment.
     
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    Pretty much everything I linked would do the job, custom 970 would likely get to 1500ish on the boost. If your going to be overclocking I would get the 970.
     
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    I'll be Oc'ing, seems a custom 970 will do the trick.
     
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    theres a few custom 970 under 200 at newegg uk.
     
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    I find 390 better option. Staying with AMD would not a be bad thing. You know your 7950 was a good performer and overclocker, still fast.

    Think about this, i honestly think 390 will last you longer.
     

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