200 pound Gpu - whats my best bet?

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#1 Posted by Richard_The_Gr8 (620 posts) -

Building a pretty run of the mill PC, 3570k, atx case, 8gb ram, ssd blah blah, whats my best with a £200 budget for a GPU? found this http://www.ebuyer.com/397601-asus-gtx-660-directcu-ii-2gb-gddr5-dual-dvi-hdmi-displayport-pci-e-gtx660-dc2o-2gd5 for £186... good deal?

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (31695 posts) -
This or a 7870. The 7870 offers a bit more performance in general and a better bundle of free games
#3 Posted by Richard_The_Gr8 (620 posts) -

merci monsieur, always been an AMD fan really, thank you very much for your wisdom

#4 Posted by Richard_The_Gr8 (620 posts) -

Now I have no idea what the best 7870 is -.-

#5 Posted by Postmortem123 (7718 posts) -

http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/VTX3D+Black+Edition+Radeon+HD+7870+%28Tahiti+LE%29+OC+2048MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+%2B+5+FREE+GAMES%21+?productId=53474

Faster than the 7870.

#6 Posted by MonsieurX (31695 posts) -

Now I have no idea what the best 7870 is -.-

Richard_The_Gr8
MSI's Twin Frozr is awesome for cooling, as well as Gigabyte's triple fans(got one myself now and used to have a MSI) Asus's Direct CU is usually overclocked and best performance out of the box with good coling. XFX usually has lifetime warranty but heard bad stories about them
#7 Posted by Cyberdot (3925 posts) -
Yep, that's a good GPU for your budget. Pay £50 extra and you'll get this - http://bit.ly/QOmeN5, the GTX 660 Ti which is a better GPU.
#8 Posted by Richard_The_Gr8 (620 posts) -

think ill go for http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-radeon-hd-7870-twin-frozr-oc-4800mhz-gddr5-28nm-gpu-1050mhz-hdmi-mdp this when it's out at £180 and the connections and design I prefer I think its my best option, not too fussed about bundled games to be honest

#9 Posted by Gambler_3 (7607 posts) -

7870 is far better than GTX 660 due to massive overclocking capability. 7870 is certainly the best price/performance upper tier card of this gen.

#10 Posted by kraken2109 (13237 posts) -

GTX 660 or AMD 7870

See if you can find a 7870XT, it's faster than both (sort of between a 7870 and 7950)