Good £50-60 Graphics Card for new games machine.

AlexJamesNewbie

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I have just built my first gaming machine with some of the following specs:

AMD Athlon x2 running at 3.5Ghz OC'd
4GB Kingston Ram running at 1333MHz OC'd
AsRock N68c-CC Mobo
1TB Samsung Spinpoint Sata HDD
Win 7 Ultimate...

I am after a decent gaming Graphics card available in the UK for between 50 an 60 pounds that will play games such as Dirt 2 and 3, Crysis Maximum Edition and COD4 with Decent FPS. My onboard graphics is awful and gets 3 fps on COD4 or something stupid like that. my Mobo only has one pcie slot so an SLI bridge is not an option and i am just after a good value card in this price range.

All suggestions warmly welcomed and thanked.

Thanks in advance ;)
 

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I would say the best you could get is the 6670.It has DX11 and it's a 2nd gen DX11 so Dirt 2/3 and Crysis should look good although you already know your not going to be maxing it out.But it will be a lot better than the intergreated GPU you have now.

What is the make/model of your PSU?
 

AlexJamesNewbie

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i am running a 255w jeantech psu which i know wont power much but it is dual rail and i am lead to beleive this means it will handle a card which requires a 400w psu- is this correct? also. i have looked alot at the 9600GT cards but as i am new to this scene i still do not understand which 1gb9600gt is better than another. what is the best make for this type of card... and one more question... does a card that is 50% more expensive give 50% more fps etc or is thta not how it works? i am willing to buy used from amazon and ebay aslo.

sorry for late reply and thanks for this guys :)
 

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i think the links from yummerzz are looking promiseful but the specs confuse me slightly. the 512mb card has OC in the title and has higher core clock and processor clock than the 1gb version which does not have oc in the title. so... could i buy the 1gb version then OC it to make its clocks match that of the other card.?
 
Doesn't matter if it has a lot of rails or a single rail it's still 255 watts which isn't enough to power a 6670/5670 or a 9600GT.Their is still the option of the 6570.That card use's very little power so you could use it with your PSU.

It depends.Generally it doesn't but if you got a 6670 and 50% more than that would be a 6870 and then you would get 50% more fps.But generally no.
 
How many amps are on the +12v rails?

It's not actually 335 watts.What's important is the +12v rails which is only a certain amount and it isn't 335 watts.It's only with the combination of the other rails does it come out to be 335 watts.