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Graphics card ~300 GBP

Discussion in 'How to: Building a PC, Modding, Overclocking' started by doondoon, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. doondoon

    doondoon Techie7 New Member

    So time has come to upgrade my PC again, i have been looking at the geforce 660 and 670 OC editions, i want to spend i guess 250 - ~300 British pounds.

    I am also going to be buying these items along side it want to keep the whole pc price ~500 GBP total, so maybe you can suggest a cheaper option somewhere else to bump up what i can spend on the graphics card.

    Intel Core i5 3330 3.00GHz Socket 1155 6MB

    Corsair Xms3 Classic 16gb (4x4gb) Memory Kit 1600mhz Ddr3 Dimm 240-pin Unbuffered

    MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) P67 Socket 1155 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

    Obviously i have all the other bits needed from my current machine with a 700 watt modular PSU so this isnt a problem.

    help greatly appreciated


    Just done the USD conversion to make it easier

    ~800 USD for the full machine

    400 - ~477 USD for the graphics card
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  2. doondoon

    doondoon Techie7 New Member

    For some reason i can't edit my post again i just wanted to add that the primary use of this machine would be for World of Warcraft and Photoshop... preferably running at the same time, would maybe an i3 suffice, since considering the gigabyte geforce 670 windforce 3 or maybe just MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition 2GB GDDR5
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  3. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    A couple things.

    While the i3 will work, I think you would be happier with the i5 - though that will stretch your budget - it will be better at keeping up with that graphics card and all that RAM.

    More importantly, I don't see an operating system listed. A common mistake is some users assume they can use their old Windows license on a new computer or upgraded motherboard. Understand only a "boxed" full Retail license can be transferred to a new computer (or upgraded motherboard). It is illegal to use an OEM license that came with or was purchased for one computer on another computer. A disk “branded” with a computer maker’s brand name, or is labeled with “OEM/System Builder”, “Upgrade”, “Academic Edition”, or "For Distribution with a new PC only", is not transferable to a new PC (or upgraded motherboard) under any circumstances. These OEM licenses are inextricably tied to the "original equipment". So if that is the case, I recommend 64-bit Windows 7 or one of the many free Linux alternatives. Just ensure it is 64-bit since you have selected 16Gb of RAM. Note I am just the messenger stating the facts. This is all in our EULAs we agreed to abide by when we first used our OEM software.