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PostPosted: November 23rd, 2011, 5:24 pm 
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Need a graphics card for around 100 quid to play TOR, was thinking about this http://www.ebuyer.com/290512-xfx-hd-685 ... -685x-zndc

Or is the Mid range nvidia one better, ages since I bought a graphics card so no idea what I am doing, the one I have now is an ATI 4850, but thats now in the bin. :(

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PostPosted: November 24th, 2011, 6:12 pm 
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I tend to prefer Nvidia because their drivers seem to be better and updated more often than Ati do.

If you can manage a few more quid I'd go for one of these Gigabyte GTX 560 OC Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card


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PostPosted: November 24th, 2011, 7:11 pm 
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Personally I'd go for ones of these windy Nvidia 5650 1GB DDR3 Only £80 too.


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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/188

If you can stretch a bit and find a Nvidia 560 Ti cheap that's a very good card, if not the ATi 6850 is pretty good for the money.

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I upgraded recently to an Nvidia Geforce GTS250 with (I think) 1 gig of memory and it's pretty good but not many around to buy now.

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I just sold my old 4850 for £35 otherwise you could have had that.

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There are some decent prices for the 6870, my only concern is that it needs 2X PCI-E power connector, my power supply is a 600 WATT SLI one but the additional PCI-E power connector is a 4 pin converter one like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 15442e92a0

Anyone used one of those adapters, does it need 2 seperate 4 pin supplys to it, it doesn't look like a 4 pin through connector.

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As far as I know they do need 2*4 pin molex plugs plugging into them and you need to check if the gfx card takes 2*6 pin PCI-E plugs or 1*6 pin and 1*8 pin.

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Yes they do need both 4 pin connectors plugging in. Wasn't a problem for me though as the only things taking power in my Pc were the m/board and CPU, DVD writer and video card. The card will very likely need 2 of those 6 pin connectors plugging into it. You should get what ever plugs you need with the card though.


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I needed a 6 pin and a 8 pin PCI-E connector for my 6950 but the tight bastards at ASUS only gave me one 6 pin adaptor with the card so I ended up buying a new PSU.

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Cheers, will probably go for the 6850 and another 2 or 4 gig of ram, no rush till after xmas now that I missed the TOR stress test, won't need my PC for gaming until I either get TOR or Mass Effect 3 (played the first 2 on PC).

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Dual wielding Lightsabres Windy.....Friggin Dual Wielding Lightsabres dude!!!!


Even though I am a Dual Weilding fanboi, even I know that nothings as cool as a double bladed light saber ;-)

In TOR I will be a Darth Maul wannabe ;-)

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004K8R8DA

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Cheers SD, never thought of looking at amazon ;-)

Still gunna hold off, even if I did get one, I wouldn't have time to put it in and set it up, will wait and see what the feedback is for T.O.R., I will play it and I will get a new graphics card, but how soon, depends on how good it is.

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