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Got a spare 1156 board with a i5 750 , though its a OEM board which wont overclock , so CPU will run at stock with its boost upto 3.2 ghz .
Looking for a cheap no frills card which will run every game on a single screen at decent quality , I think this is the best in class , was going for a 560ti , but Am attracted to the games that come along with it . As wanted both for my boy for xmas .
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-154-MS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=411

Also Need a cheap case , Im not sure which would be the best for this card since it vents all around inside the case rather than out the back .
Cheers guys just need a bit of thumbs up or not before making order .
 
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Thumbs up for that card. I have had a few cases in my time but not sure on the cheaper side of the cases. Look for one that has holes for cable tidying and intake and exhaust fans.
 
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Looks like the one you've listed is the best card at that price.

How much are you willing to spend on a case?

I was looking at these two ,
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-012-BX

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-011-BX&groupid=2362&catid=1850&subcat=

I like the grills at the top considering the GPU vents inside , unfortunately the alpha version is out of stock , whilst the beta doesnt have the upper grills , I wont be putting fans in though it is nice to have the vents for the heat to rise out of their .
However the £40 version may be the one , since it is reversed , although strange , the right sided vents would suit its position better cause the left would be ideally blocked by the wall .
Since it has no window I dont think neat and tidy cable management is all important , though I wonder where i could get dust covers , but then again there is no substitute for getting me pastry brush duster out every now and then .
Also 4 USB"s at the front is handy , I dont like shuffling to the back all that much
 
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I was looking at these two ,
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-012-BX

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-011-BX&groupid=2362&catid=1850&subcat=

I like the grills at the top considering the GPU vents inside , unfortunately the alpha version is out of stock , whilst the beta doesnt have the upper grills , I wont be putting fans in though it is nice to have the vents for the heat to rise out of their .
However the £40 version may be the one , since it is reversed , although strange , the right sided vents would suit its position better cause the left would be ideally blocked by the wall .
Since it has no window I dont think neat and tidy cable management is all important , though I wonder where i could get dust covers , but then again there is no substitute for getting me pastry brush duster out every now and then .
Also 4 USB"s at the front is handy , I dont like shuffling to the back all that much
I would suggest you have a consideration for the following:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-037-ZA&groupid=2362&catid=736&subcat=
 
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Thanks Mei , though the two games I was going to buy for xmas that come with the AMD card seem to have the edge , though its close .


Marine . Yeah I think that one has the edge , has more too it , iv changed me mind to that one At the moment . cheers
 
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on the cases i love the outlaw but its not value for money ><
maybe look at the corsair 200R its about the same money as the zalman, and as much as i hate corsair it does look a bit nicer
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-107-CA&groupid=2362&catid=1489&subcat=
While that Corsair only got 1 front intake and 1 fanat the rear as exhaust...but to be honest these old model Corsair stock fan are well-known to be noisy and which quite a lot of people would bin and replace with better fans.
 
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oops my bad sorry rossi enjoy sleeping dogs :)

TBH they for me son , i get annoyed playing games , but he wants that , and farcry so i built everything around that , as would have had to buy them anyway for xmas .
The previous card he was using just has run out of steam , a GT220 used to play everything but just overheats now and cuts out at 105 degree"s even playing roblox , so have to temp swap over to a 775 celeron with built in graphics on the MB till I build this .
 

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ah gt220 isnt a gaming card
might be worth seeing if the fan is broke on it or something if its getting that hot, might still be a great card for desktop/media
 
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ah gt220 isnt a gaming card
might be worth seeing if the fan is broke on it or something if its getting that hot, might still be a great card for desktop/media

It was our first card , in our first PC, since our commodore amiga 500 .
Its had 3 years of being used 24/7 as a gaming card , so its well and truly thrashed , the fans good , and iv replaced the cooling compound a few times when cleaning , its just been pushed to hard , and is now time to put out to grass I think .
When it was new you could play everything on it even crysis , but now browsing is as much as it can take .
I hope iv made the right decision , the 7850 will play all games decently on a single screen , it doesnt have to be a benchmarker , just give all round gaming entertainment . as a alternative pc with a i5 750 .
 
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why you quote me here, this pic doesn't even show a 660 xD

but yeah that 7850 will be fine too, gd choice

Thanks , Now im just left with the decision should the 7850 2gb or the 560 ti 2gb go into the number two PC with better spec , or go into the number 3 PC ?
As I have a little bit of work to do when they arrive with the other bits , so nows the time to put everything in order .

The number two is a 1156 i5 750 with a proper board , W/C and overclocking , whilst the Number 3 is a i5 750 but being a HP OEM has to remain at stock without a bios .
 
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