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    Graphics card for 50 ($75)

    Hi all,

    I have been out of the game for a few months and need some input from the Overclockers community. I a very casual gaming, but recently started using programmes like photoshop and gimp a lot more. I have recently started to really feel the limitations of the HD4000 graphics whilst playing Planetside 2 from Steam. Even on low res, the onboard graphics really struggles. I really think it is time for a GPU. I can not justify spending more than 50 (roughly $75) on a graphics card at the moment. The best option I could find for the money was an ASUS AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB GDDR5. I appreciate this is not going to provide fantastic performance, however, can anyone recommend this card or suggest something better for the bugdet?

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    Save your money and get something that will last you a while. save up for maybe a 660TI or a 670. and you'll be set for a while until you rebuild in a few years. get my drift?

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    Wow thats a big price difference, way over bugdet for me at the moment. Thanks anyway DarrenP
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    In UK, you could have a look over here, there are some 5750, 5770 , 7750, 7770 cards a bit above your budget. Think you should find some of the 7xxx series. There are also some 6xxx series that fits your budget, and just might suffice for your needs. (6670?)

    http://www.pcupgrade.co.uk/category....yid=116&Sort=6

    EDIT: for 50, anything will be like night and day compared to integrated intel HD4000.
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    I know it's way over budget guy, but honestly save, intel HD is fine for a while whil you save up for a decent card, like a 100 pound(don't have the key on my keyboard) card would be better than any 50 pound card...

    oh also your comparison was off :P 50 pounds is closer to 110 USD/CAN

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenP View Post
    I know it's way over budget guy, but honestly save, intel HD is fine for a while whil you save up for a decent card, like a 100 pound(don't have the key on my keyboard) card would be better than any 50 pound card...

    oh also your comparison was off :P 50 pounds is closer to 110 USD/CAN

    Nope, he is spot on
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    since you have only a small budget go with amd
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    Damn the british pound has gone down! it used to be like 2 dollars to one pound!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenP View Post
    Damn the british pound has gone down! it used to be like 2 dollars to one pound!
    Yeah I know bummer as I'm going to America on holiday in 3 months

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    come to canada first :P trade your money with us, than from there go to the states where our money is worth more than their's :P

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    I know it's way over budget guy, but honestly save, intel HD is fine for a while whil you save up for a decent card, like a 100 pound(don't have the key on my keyboard) card would be better than any 50 pound card...
    Fair point my fellow "guy"
    In UK, you could have a look over here, there are some 5750, 5770 , 7750, 7770 cards a bit above your budget. Think you should find some of the 7xxx series. There are also some 6xxx series that fits your budget, and just might suffice for your needs. (6670?)

    http://www.pcupgrade.co.uk/category....yid=116&Sort=6

    EDIT: for 50, anything will be like night and day compared to integrated intel HD4000.
    Thanks for you suggestions These options seem very feasible for me

    Thanks everyone
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    Dell Studio 15, Processor - Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 M 450 @ 2.4 GHz, Memory - 4.00 GB, GPU- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 series, OS - Windows 7 64-bit/Ubuntu 12.04

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    Power Supply Unit- OCZ ZS 750W Power Supply, Case - Antec 300 Three Hundred Two, Motherboard - ASUS p8z77-V, Processor - Intel 3rd Generation Core i7-3770K CPU overclocked to 4.25GHz, CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 612S, Memory Corsair Vengeance LP 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Optical Drive, LiteOn iHAS124 SATA DVD Write , Graphics - Intel HD4000 CPU graphics, Harddrive - Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3, SSD - Kingston 120GB V+200 SSDnow OS - Windows 7 64-bit/Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot

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    You know what? If that is your price range, find a used 5850 or higher on ebay. I sold my 6850 last summer for about 90 bucks on there, I've got to imagine you can find an even better deal now. You could get a pretty decent card if you go used.

    Otherwise save your money for later.
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