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Which would you go for?

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Hi all,

I am looking at getting a new GPU but ive been out of the loop on components for some time now, so im asking peoples opinions on which card you would buy with your own money and reason why over the others
Here is the shortlist:
R9 280
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-251-MS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1842

R9 270X OC
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-242-MS

760 OC
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-206-MS&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=1830

For a little more info, im also lookin at 2 of these screens
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-028-AS

Right, fire away :)
 
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I suppose that would help ;)
Antec 750W PSU
Asrock 990fx extreme3 MOBO
AMD 6300 black 6core CPU
XFX 6950 GPU
Cheap nasty Packard Bell monitor
 
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Billysielu - I wouldnt really want to go much higher,unless the gain were exponentionally greater.
I'm getting married in July so cant justify too much of a cost at the moment.

LtMatt - i had a look at the powercolor stuff but was put off by a fair number of bad reviews on a number of different websites.
 
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Billysielu - I wouldnt really want to go much higher,unless the gain were exponentionally greater.
I'm getting married in July so cant justify too much of a cost at the moment.

LtMatt - i had a look at the powercolor stuff but was put off by a fair number of bad reviews on a number of different websites.

Powercolor have a good relationship with ocuk, so the RMA process is a quick turnaround. I'd ignore those reviews to be honest. Nothing wrong with the 280X from Powercolor at all.
 
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Best bang for buck :

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-162-PC&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1982

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-328-SP&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1982


Top end of budget :

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-171-PC&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1842


Should you wish to select an Nvidia card :

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-118-GI&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=1830


You haven't specified a maximum budget, so I have tried to keep prices no higher than the examples you linked to. There won't be much performance difference at stock speeds between the 270X & 280, though the 280 will push ahead nicely once overclocked.

To give you an idea of the minimum performance boost you would receive by going from a 6950 to a 270X, here is a rough guide (I've used a 7950 to represent the 270X) :

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/510?vs=550
 
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So that is 2 expeirenced members who have suggested a Power color....
It was actually the power bank one i was looking at when i started to find bad reviews.

your assumption was bang on, i cant really go any higher than the cards i had referenced.

Im not really looking to OC, as its not something ive evered bothered with before so maybe the cheaper one (270x) might be a better option? Although the price difference is nothing atm.....
 
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