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Best graphics card on or around £100??

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by rikky, 13 Jan 2015.

  1. rikky

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    Hiya, what is considered the best bang for bucks 1080p graphics card for about £100 budget??

    NB - I would need to utilise just the 6 pin cable that my existing psu has.
     
  2. mickyflinn

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  3. FoxEye

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    2nd hand all day every day.

    You could get a 280X for £100.

    edit: sorry just saw the 6 pin requirement. Can't you use an adapter? Molex -> 8 pin?
     
  4. loftie

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  5. pastymuncher

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    What make and model is the psu?
     
  6. dt-86

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  8. loftie

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    ^+1, was what I was going to recommend then saw the single 6 pin requirement. Especially since there's a Powercolor 270 for £114.
     
  9. almighty15

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    If you have to stick to a single 6 pin then a 750ti gets my vote.
     
  10. loftie

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    I take it back, a 270 with a single 6 pin can be had Asus does one, it's on amazon for £120 or OCUK does an MSI for £130

    Any particular reason why?
     
  11. Goody_GTI

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    Interesting read, I was about to ask a similar question as a friend wants me to upgrade his PC. I'm going to upgrade the GPU and add an SSD for around £150 (the rest of the pc is fine)

    Regarding two 6 pin power cables... you could always use an adapter that takes two molex inputs to make up the second one surely ?
     
  12. David Bisset

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    Nice find, that 270 would get my vote too! OK, the single 6-pin may limit how far you can OC it but it'll still smash any of the other options in here. Shame OCUK don't seem to have a single 6-pin option at that price point.
     
  13. Goody_GTI

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    They do.... it's the MSI one in the link above (read towards the bottom of the item description)
     
  14. loftie

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    I think the key was at that price point :) While the 270 is a good card, for a single 6 pin one it's introducing price creep, we're gone from around £100 to £110, to £120, to £130. If Rikky is on a tight budget even £110 might be too much.
     
  15. dt-86

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    sorry i just looked up the specs of the 270 there now didnt realise it was 2x6 pin sorry op my bad! :( then maybe the first option that was first mentioned, hopefully you get sorted ;)
     
  16. almighty15

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    Overclocks like a boss, nice and low power draw and has PhysX and stuff.
     
  17. loftie

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    Ah ok! Not got one so I don't know how well it overclocks or the power when overclocked. But lets face it they should all overclock to an extent and they'll all use more power to do it. Never been particularly fussed about PhysX myself, granted it's a nice addition but I'd rather take the extra frames.

    Horses for courses though, thanks for the elaborating! :)
     
  18. meldarthx

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    an adaptor would be like 2-3 quid......at most.....so 115.99; even if you had to get the adaptor is 118.99; which is still far better than the 750Ti.....

    Normally those cards come with one and if you talk with OCUK they might just throw one in for free......honesty that is best priced card out of the bunch for price and speed; that's brand new ;)
     
  19. Kipz

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    I'd wait for the 960's to come out. There's sure to be some good deals on reduced 750/760's.
     
  20. pastymuncher

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    Still no mention of the make and model of the psu. If it only has a single 6 pin pci-e lead then it could be either very old or very cheap.