which gpu for gaming?

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  1. 05ryan

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    hi guys, im a bit stuck as too which graphics card to buy for my system
    i5 2500k
    8gb ddr3
    asus p8z68vprogen3.
    120gb ssd
    2tb hdd
    650w psu
    I have a maximum budget of around £150 and have looked at these cards so far and would like to be able to play games at 1080p like bf3 and fifa:
    any other ideas welcome! cheers:)
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    I would go with a 7850 mate :smashin:
     
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    Which 650W PSU is that?
     
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    Corsair hx650w modular
     
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    Don't buy that 7850!! It is the 1GB model for £160 - you can buy the 2GB model for less than that. You should still definitly go for a 7850 though just not at that price

    1GB model £132 MSI Radeon HD 7850 OC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card - Aria PC

    There are plenty of 2GB models under £160 have at look at Aria, Overclockers maybe even amazon
     
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    As an owner of a Sapphire 7850 I can highly recommend this card. Make sure you get a 2gb version and try to get one with dual cooling (such as a Sapphire, MSI, Asus, XFX).

    Awesome card, cool and quiet with huge overclocking potential. Definitely the best option in this price range.
     
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    I would pick the MSI Twin Frozr for sure out of all the ones mentioned, they are pretty well regarded and that is a decent price for one of those
     
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    Any of the non-reference models with the dual cooling will serve you well. I'm really pleased with my Sapphire 7850. Overclocked the hell out of it and still runs cool and quiet so definitely one to consider.

    I wouldn't bother with the OC editions if they carry a price premium, otherwise go for it.
     

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