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I have a budget of £100 for a graphics card for my build.

Question is what to get ? I was thinking ASUS HD6850?

Any other ideas?

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Another question, after reading more the Asus takes 2 6pin power connectors. Now i havnt built the system yet (Still in planning phase) so is there anything I need to consider regarding the motherboard or anything else for that matter, to make sure its all compatible?
 
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Nah just make sure you get a decent PSU - it'll have the necessary connections for you card. What is the complete system you're looking to get. Perhaps we can help or sure up your purchases :)
 
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Good to hear!
- 2500k but waiting for ivybridge to see what price is like
- As far as the mobo goes i'm not really sure but the budget is around £80 - 90 (Possibly Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68, which is £85)
- Corsair Builder Series 500w
- ASUS HD 6850
- OCZ Agility 3 60gb SSD
- All inside either the Shinobi or Carbide 300R

Problem i'm having is choosing what to spend on each component, its my 1st build and i'm on quite a strict budget, all in about £750, but that's including literally everything!
 
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Good to hear!
- 2500k but waiting for ivybridge to see what price is like
- As far as the mobo goes i'm not really sure but the budget is around £80 - 90 (Possibly Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68, which is £85)
- Corsair Builder Series 500w
- ASUS HD 6850
- OCZ Agility 3 60gb SSD
- All inside either the Shinobi or Carbide 300R

Problem i'm having is choosing what to spend on each component, its my 1st build and i'm on quite a strict budget, all in about £750, but that's including literally everything!

you not got another Hard drive mate? a 60GB SSD wont go far
 
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For around £750 I think your budget of £100 for a 6850 is about right. For example,

YOUR BASKET
1 x Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail £173.99
1 x Iiyama ProLite E2409HDS 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black £124.98
1 x OcUK HD 6850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £99.95
1 x Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard REV 1 £84.98
1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - OEM (GFC-02050) £71.99
1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache - OEM (ST500DM002) £57.98
1 x Zalman Z9 Plus Tower Case with Fan Controller - Black £52.99
1 x OCZ ZS Series 550W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £43.98
1 x Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX) £35.99
1 x OcUK 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £13.98
Total : £783.73 (includes shipping : £19.10).



For more gaming performance you could consider dropping to an i3-2100/2120 and increasing the budget for your graphics card. In terms of second hand cards you could go for a 5850 (£70-80), 5870 (£100) or a 1GB GTX460 (£65-75).
 
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Very similar to what i had in mind, luckily the SSD is a present for my brother so that's not included.

Also, i love that case but it doesn't have USB 3.0 ports on the front panel... not that I have any USB 3 compatible stuff but do like the option ha!

I didn't realise shipping would be so cheap! Is that just if you buy all at once?

Cheers for all the help!
 
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Do you need Windows, DVD drive, mechanical hard drive, monitors, keyboard and mouse as well? I'll try to rustle something up for you but the one above is a good baseline.
 
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Need everything apart from keyboard and mouse, friend gave me an old razer naga mouse and logitech keyboard!

Cheers rusty!
 
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Best I can do - very similar to the one above. You could do a few things to make it cheaper:

a) Cheaper CPU (i.e. an i3 dual core model)
b) Buy some second hand parts
c) Remove the cooler and use the stock heatsink and fan (change the i5 to retail instead of OEM) but the i5 2500k is really much more worthwhile if you're going to overclock it.

Lower price:


YOUR BASKET
1 x Iiyama ProLite E2409HDS 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black £124.98
1 x Asus HD 6850 DirectCU V2 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £107.99
1 x Intel Core i3-2120 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail £99.95
1 x Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard REV 1 £84.98
1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - OEM (GFC-02050) £71.99
1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache - OEM (ST500DM002) £57.98
1 x OCZ ZS Series 550W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £43.98
1 x Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX) £35.99
1 x BitFenix Merc Beta Gaming Case - Black £31.99
1 x OcUK 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £13.98
Total : £704.35 (includes shipping : £25.45).



Why is shipping £7 more for this basket than shadow boxer's? :(
 
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