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JimmyJazzJones 70 months ago

I'm stuck between these 3 cards. And I think the offer on them ends this week so I would appreciate a little help.

I was going to link these via here but it shows 2 of the cards being the same and the other by a different brand.

HIS HD 7850 iPower IceQ Turbo 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £209

MSI HD 7950 OC BE 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (R7950-3GD5/OC BE G) £221.99

HIS HD 7950 IceQ BOOST 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (H795QC3G2M) www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-065-HS £245.99 // For some reason using the formatting on here, it's not linking this one correctly. Sorry

They're all from the Overclockers website as either one of these will come with 8 games, but only for this week.

If it helps anyone, it'll mainly be used for gaming but I will also be running programs like After Effects and Photoshop. I'll also be using a Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs247hp if that factors into anything.

Here is a breakdown of the rest of the build should that also help anyone to help me : http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1g9K4

Once again any help would be appreciated.

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Lucyisjuicy 1 Build 1 point 70 months ago

MSI HD 7950 OC BE 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (R7950-3GD5/OC BE G)

^ Would be the overall go to choice IMO. BUT, if there is a ever so slightly better one for not much more, I almost always just save up that little extra and get the best I can get. No point in skimping out a couple bucks and playing games knowing I could have a bought a better GPU or whatever it is that I was buying. Because then my mind likes to play tricks on me and make me try to believe that what I got instead (the cheaper item) is slow and that if only I had bought the better version for only a few more dollars, would I have a much faster and fluid gaming/computing experience. This only applies to me when it's not much more in price, so don't bash too hard on that somewhat "terrible" economical advise.

BC1096 1 point 70 months ago

I agree

rOjOdogg 1 Build 1 point 70 months ago

You should check and either get a HD 7870 XT which should be cheeper or go with the 7950. Always get the best video card that you can afford, the majority of gaming is all about your video card.

Why are you getting a micro ATX MOBO??????

JimmyJazzJones submitter 1 point 70 months ago

To be perfectly honest I've no idea about components. I'm a complete novice at this kind of stuff and this will be my first build.

All the parts that are in that build have been recommended to me when my original budget was around £550. I had a bonus in work so I decided to spend most a portion of it on monitor/mouse/keyboard and I had some left over so I've been looking at changing my previous suggested graphics card (Asus Radeon HD 7850 1GB) to something with a bit more oompf.

swagnuggets123 1 point 70 months ago

The 7950 or the gtx 760

rOjOdogg 1 Build 1 point 70 months ago

CPU Intel Core i5-3470 £142.79, Motherboard MSI B75A-G43 £55.00, Memory Patriot 16GB £64.99, Storage Seagate 1TB 7200RPM £45.59, Video Card XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT £161.99, Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 £15.99, Case Zalman Z9 Plus £43.49, Power Supply Corsair 500W £49.82, Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 £13.15, Monitor ViewSonic VX2460h-LED 24.0" £128.69, Custom Logitech K200 Keyboard £7.98, TeckNet x9800 Mouse £14.98, Total: £744.46, Estimated Wattage: 370W

I changed the MOBO for a ATX, found a 7870 xt for a cheep price and a good 24" monitor for a better price.