1
8

[–] Deltamikeoscar 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Get a GTX 970, if it's extra, spend the money. Alternatively, wait for the next generation of AMD cards due out sometime this year.

Edit: There you go, £50 extra http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00NNXVPS2/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?qid=1454107699&sr=8-7&pi=SL75&keywords=gtx+970

1
3

[–] leavethebag 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Yup Nvidia has that sweet spot right now.

0
2

[–] Internet_Refugee 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The Gigabyte G1 model is cool if you can fit it in your case. If not, go for the Strix.

0
2

[–] Deltamikeoscar 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Strix would be good, usually more expensive though. I only posted the Zotec because it's the closest to the stated budget. I have an MSI, and was thinking of getting a 980ti, but I'll wait and see what develops.

0
3

[–] KAHJ 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'd pick up a used 290x. If buying used isn't your shtick, get a 390.

0
2

[–] Gamio 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If I were you I'd bring your budget up a little towards maybe £250~300 and buy something like a Nvidia 970 or AMD 390 that also comes with free games that you'd play. If you can't do that then there is a big selection of 960 and 380X cards for under £200 on all the UK part sellers I buy from, might be worth getting one that again comes with a bundle of games and spend the rest of your budget on a nice accessory like a pair of headphones / mouse / keyboard etc. You could turn your attention towards finding a European retailer https://geizhals.eu there is a chance your pounds when converted into euros will go a little smidgen further. https://geizhals.eu/gainward-geforce-gtx-970-3460-a1277951.html?hloc=at&hloc=de&hloc=pl&hloc=uk&hloc=eu for example, thats about 235 pounds, there are better models out there with superior coolers but the price will increase.

Deltamikeoscar makes a very good point AMDs next gen GPU line called Polaris is coming out soon but they won't have a high end or high value (e.g. 970 is high value 980ti is high end) until later this year. Polaris is expected to launch with medium and low end cards in the next couple months but seeing how AMD only launched the Fury, Fury Nano, and FuryX late last year they're not going to replace them until maybe September. Its worth mentioning Nvidias Pascal line is due to launch sometime this year as well but there has been rumors of production issues so depending on that and AMDs new cards it might be a poor time to buy a new GPU, the only thing you can do is keep yourself as informed as possible and eventually decide on what to do.

Whatever you buy just make sure your power supply can handle it, when you start putting spending this much on a GPU they tend to be quite a power hog pushing well past 150 watts and even ending up over 200 watts, make sure the 12 volt rail can supply at least 20-30% more current than is required, if you push a PSU to its limits bad things will happen. If the 12 volt rail(s) on your power supply can supply about 20amps (should be a sticker on the side of the PSU) then you've got no cause for concern.

0
1

[–] neonneophyte 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

funny how everyone over here says 970 where on the other pcmr, everyone says 390. benchmarks agree though, 390, hands down.

0
1

[–] Drenki 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If yo can get something delivered from this page, act quick and order before it goes out of stock.

http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=8

0
1

[–] MinorLeakage 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I've been looking into this myself recently. I think the best deals, though they may run as high as around $400, would be a GTX 970 or an R9 390.

What resolution are you planning on using it at?

0
1

[–] H0bbesUK [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

nothing fancy, just the standard 1920x1080

0
1

[–] H0bbesUK [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks everyone, currently saving up. Will probably go for a 970. I've heard the next lot of GPUs won't be released until Q4.

0
1

[–] rotomatic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Also, keep an eye out for refurbs! I had saved $500 CAD for a good GTX 970. Went to the store, and picked a refurb for $270, then picked up a sound card because I could. I'm not concerned about the 60 day warranty, because I'm stress-testing the bejesus out of it before my 7 day return window is up.

1
1

[–] walteroloco 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

750ti master race

0
2

[–] Gamio 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

750ti is a 120~140 dollar GPU, op wants something twice that price. plus its not master race tier, its barely fast enough to run something like Arkham Knight above 25fps while in the batmobile.

load more comments ▼ (1 remaining)