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Asus Strix GTX970 Graphics Card £179.99 @ Amazon

£179.99 @ Amazon
As so many were exceptionally pleased with my last deal, I feel obliged to post again Asus GTX970 Cheaper than a 1060, over half the cost of a 1070 Edit: Less than half the cost* :) Same … Read More
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As so many were exceptionally pleased with my last deal, I feel obliged to post again

Asus GTX970

Cheaper than a 1060, over half the cost of a 1070

Edit: Less than half the cost* :)

Same price now at overclockers

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/asus-geforce-gtx-970-directcu-ii-oc-strix-4096mb-gddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-352-as.html#free_items

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10 Likes
DLJord
Not bad. The 970 is still a great card for budget builds.
For budget? I run everything on ultra with just one of these and a "crappy" amd fx
8 Likes
To be fair, the 1080 is also over half the cost of a 1070.
7 Likes
Yuzepe
DLJord
Not bad. The 970 is still a great card for budget builds.
For budget? I run everything on ultra with just one of these and a "crappy" amd fx
On one of these?
http://img.bhs4.com/65/7/657a347a811ee9a4e735f2dd83054e5daefbd17b_large.jpg
5 Likes
pe5er
the extra £10 for a 1060 seems more than worth it. check out a comparison between the two

Which non-reference 1060 is £189? At the same price and given the option I'd probably take a RX 470 over a GTX 970 for slightly better future proofing and less furore surrounding VRAM.

Edit - just seen it....you meant the 3GB 1060.....not sure that's a great option for any form of longevity. Certainly the AMD offerings are a better choice in that comparison.


Edited By: 25897456456811 on Sep 06, 2016 11:44

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8 Likes #1
To be fair, the 1080 is also over half the cost of a 1070.
#2
Any coil whine on this?
#3
Not bad. The 970 is still a great card for budget builds.
10 Likes #4
DLJord
Not bad. The 970 is still a great card for budget builds.
For budget? I run everything on ultra with just one of these and a "crappy" amd fx
7 Likes #5
Yuzepe
DLJord
Not bad. The 970 is still a great card for budget builds.
For budget? I run everything on ultra with just one of these and a "crappy" amd fx
On one of these?
http://img.bhs4.com/65/7/657a347a811ee9a4e735f2dd83054e5daefbd17b_large.jpg
1 Like #6
csf
Any coil whine on this?
I had one around 12m ago. Mine had coil whine :-/

I doubt they all have it though!
#7
Good. This card is silent and fast.
2 Likes #8
the extra £10 for a 1060 seems more than worth it. check out a comparison between the two
5 Likes #9
pe5er
the extra £10 for a 1060 seems more than worth it. check out a comparison between the two

Which non-reference 1060 is £189? At the same price and given the option I'd probably take a RX 470 over a GTX 970 for slightly better future proofing and less furore surrounding VRAM.

Edit - just seen it....you meant the 3GB 1060.....not sure that's a great option for any form of longevity. Certainly the AMD offerings are a better choice in that comparison.


Edited By: 25897456456811 on Sep 06, 2016 11:44
3 Likes #10
Good price.

I'm excited for the gtx 1050, coming in at 75w is going to be king of the budget builds aimed at 1080p. I've love a £120 price point, with its supposed near 470 performance. In some ways I hope its nearer £170, otherwise it could finish AMD off, and then nvidia could charge anything they want for cards.

Edited By: jaydeeuk1 on Sep 06, 2016 11:46
#11
25897456456811
pe5er
the extra £10 for a 1060 seems more than worth it. check out a comparison between the two
Which non-reference 1060 is £189? At the same price and given the option I'd probably take a RX 470 over a GTX 970 for slightly better future proofing and less furore surrounding VRAM.
Edit - just seen it....you meant the 3GB 1060.....not sure that's a great option for any form of longevity. Certainly the AMD offerings are a better choice in that comparison.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Palit-Version-GeForce-GTX1060-Graphics/dp/B01KLX0M6M/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1473158796&sr=1-5&keywords=1060+gtx
#12
LetitiaWilkinson
Good. This card is silent and fast.

But it has fans.
4 Likes #13
tempt
Yuzepe
DLJord
Not bad. The 970 is still a great card for budget builds.
For budget? I run everything on ultra with just one of these and a "crappy" amd fx
On one of these?http://img.bhs4.com/65/7/657a347a811ee9a4e735f2dd83054e5daefbd17b_large.jpg

That looks familiar, I hope you haven't been to my house. Though mine does have a 4K sticker on it.
#14
KiNG
25897456456811
pe5er
the extra £10 for a 1060 seems more than worth it. check out a comparison between the two
Which non-reference 1060 is £189? At the same price and given the option I'd probably take a RX 470 over a GTX 970 for slightly better future proofing and less furore surrounding VRAM.
Edit - just seen it....you meant the 3GB 1060.....not sure that's a great option for any form of longevity. Certainly the AMD offerings are a better choice in that comparison.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Palit-Version-GeForce-GTX1060-Graphics/dp/B01KLX0M6M/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1473158796&sr=1-5&keywords=1060+gtx
i'd suggest anyone stay clear of 3gb model if they keeping card for a few years
1 Like #15
tempt
Yuzepe
DLJord
Not bad. The 970 is still a great card for budget builds.
For budget? I run everything on ultra with just one of these and a "crappy" amd fx
On one of these?http://img.bhs4.com/65/7/657a347a811ee9a4e735f2dd83054e5daefbd17b_large.jpg

To be fair, if you're a Counterstrike Pro you'll be using a CRT.
#16
wozukSilencer
KiNG
25897456456811
pe5er
the extra £10 for a 1060 seems more than worth it. check out a comparison between the two
Which non-reference 1060 is £189? At the same price and given the option I'd probably take a RX 470 over a GTX 970 for slightly better future proofing and less furore surrounding VRAM.
Edit - just seen it....you meant the 3GB 1060.....not sure that's a great option for any form of longevity. Certainly the AMD offerings are a better choice in that comparison.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Palit-Version-GeForce-GTX1060-Graphics/dp/B01KLX0M6M/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1473158796&sr=1-5&keywords=1060+gtx
i'd suggest anyone stay clear of 3gb model if they keeping card for a few years


Graphics Card Ram Size 3 MB...
#17
ollie87
tempt
Yuzepe
DLJord
Not bad. The 970 is still a great card for budget builds.
For budget? I run everything on ultra with just one of these and a "crappy" amd fx
On one of these?http://img.bhs4.com/65/7/657a347a811ee9a4e735f2dd83054e5daefbd17b_large.jpg

To be fair, if you're a Counterstrike Pro you'll be using a CRT.


I played CS 1.5 on an iiyama Diamondtron vision master CRT back in 2003, most impressive monitor I ever had, when I switched to TFT in 2005, I felt The gaming experience being so different.
1 Like #18
csf
Any coil whine on this?
My first card I got from amazon(same model) had coil whine. Second card I got elsewhere was fine :)
#19
Lucky88
tempt
Yuzepe
DLJord
Not bad. The 970 is still a great card for budget builds.
For budget? I run everything on ultra with just one of these and a "crappy" amd fx
On one of these?http://img.bhs4.com/65/7/657a347a811ee9a4e735f2dd83054e5daefbd17b_large.jpg
That looks familiar, I hope you haven't been to my house. Though mine does have a 4K sticker on it.

yeah it cost $4,000 when first bought in 1982!
1 Like #20
hellblazer32
csf
Any coil whine on this?
My first card I got from amazon(same model) had coil whine. Second card I got elsewhere was fine :)

Yeah loads places said the coilwhine would be the psu even though mine ran a 7970 before hand with no issues.. ocuk sold loads psus to people who thought this too haha and they then complained again about coilwhine still and had to swap anyway but some people kept the psu and only returned the card. Legendary salesman!!

I had an evga then a g1 both had coilwhine but the g1 only has it at really high fps. Best card ive ever bought even with all the issue like coilwhine and vram issue

Edited By: seanmorris100 on Sep 06, 2016 13:48
#21
Apparently back in stock September 15th
#22
Edit: Less than half the cost* :)
Sorry, no, that's not right! We're getting £350 1070s nowadays, so to be less than half the cost, this 970 would have to be £174.99.

Picky? Moi? :D
#23
This or RX 480 4gb?
1 Like #24
seanmorris100
hellblazer32
csf
Any coil whine on this?
My first card I got from amazon(same model) had coil whine. Second card I got elsewhere was fine :)
Yeah loads places said the coilwhine would be the psu even though mine ran a 7970 before hand with no issues.. ocuk sold loads psus to people who thought this too haha and they then complained again about coilwhine still and had to swap anyway but some people kept the psu and only returned the card. Legendary salesman!!
I had an evga then a g1 both had coilwhine but the g1 only has it at really high fps. Best card ive ever bought even with all the issue like coilwhine and vram issue
Interesting! never had the opportunity to tell this story before. I was also affected by the coil whine, infact both my G1 970s were as I had them in SLI. I was told that if I got a new PSU (by overclockers) that was a higher efficiency rating that it would solve the problem. My immediate reaction was that of "what the hell are you talking about?! I'm not just some stupid and gullible end user". I actually asked for a reasonable explanation, that I never actually got.

Anyway to satisfy them as they would not drop it, I had two choices, to buy a new PSU at the efficiency rating to test it, with agreement they would refund the postage back if it didn't work, or to test it on one myself if I could get my hands on one. Well since we all run in the same circles I had access to many PCs with 'efficient' PSUs in, so begrudingly, I accepted and lugged my PC over to my brothers and began the arduous task of testing them. As it turned out he had a number of gold rated PSUs as he had a few PCs for LAN gaming. The results? They were correct, I could not get any coil whine from any of those PSUs, plugged back into mine and straight away it was audibly obvious.
So I bought a superflower 850w from OCUK with gritted teeth told them it was working.

Few months down the line, traded them up for a native 980 anyway due to the VRAM issue, despite not actually having a problem, the opportunity was there and I had decided that SLI with non-reference cards wasn't a great idea after all.

I never did buy the 2nd 980... xD
#25
Ego-X
LetitiaWilkinson
Good. This card is silent and fast.

But it has fans.


The fans won't spin up until the gpu is put under load. So the majority of the time whilst not gaming it is in fact silent ;)
2 Likes #26
Rid1
This or RX 480 4gb?


definitely the 480. no contest
#27
My 780 with modest overclock is coping just fine at 1440p on bf1 beta with everything set to ultra I'm averaging 54 fps. 3GB is fine for now..
#28
Yuzepe
DLJord
Not bad. The 970 is still a great card for budget builds.
For budget? I run everything on ultra with just one of these and a "crappy" amd fx

If you're gaming on a standard 60hz 1080p monitor there's no reason to go above a 970 imo.

I'm using it for a 4k monitor, I will get a 1070 one day but I'm only playing South Park, FIFA and Cities Skylines these days. The only one that pushes the 970 is Cities but I've made peace with that running at 30fps for now.

I did put in a hundred hours on a laptop at 1080p 18fps so 4k 30hz is wonderful. My brother's more into his gaming and acts like 30hz burns his eyes.

Edited By: srw985 on Sep 06, 2016 16:07
#29
ddaann_99
My 780 with modest overclock is coping just fine at 1440p on bf1 beta with everything set to ultra I'm averaging 54 fps. 3GB is fine for now..
Wow must be better optimised that BF4 then.
#30
Stay clear of 3gb cards if you plan to play recent games at max settings. For example Hitman and Rise of the Tomb Raider both need 4gb+ for the top settings. And its likely new games will want 4gb+.

That said if you don't play games with demanding graphics the 3gb 1060 is a good budget buy.
#31
got one from my bro for Xmas 2014 and it's still running everything at max fps on all ultra settings, serious price considering it was €450 when I got it.
#32
currently priced at £210...
#33
My one of these has massive coil whine but only when at any resolution under 1080p and in game. Good card otherwise and great in a lounge as silent when not gaming and not too loud when gaming.
#34
Am I better off getting a Asus 1060 6gb OC it's around £250 or this I need something that's going to play bf1 at the highest settings I can. I have Intel i5 6600k Asus z170 pro gaming just getting back into the whole pc gaming so any recommendations would good
#35
not bad for a 3.5gb card

just give it a few months & nvidia drivers will turn this card to crap like they did with the Kepler lineup
#36
25897456456811
pe5er
the extra £10 for a 1060 seems more than worth it. check out a comparison between the two
Which non-reference 1060 is £189? At the same price and given the option I'd probably take a RX 470 over a GTX 970 for slightly better future proofing and less furore surrounding VRAM.
Edit - just seen it....you meant the 3GB 1060.....not sure that's a great option for any form of longevity. Certainly the AMD offerings are a better choice in that comparison.

The 970 only has 500mb more usable Vram. 1060 is a good option.
#37
says its £210 :(
1 Like #38
Dizzlepro
not bad for a 3.5gb card

just give it a few months & nvidia drivers will turn this card to crap like they did with the Kepler lineup



Zzzzzzzzz, got any evidence for the so called Gimping? last time I did some proper research, by which I mean read objective comparisons over driver revisions, this just wasn't true. if on the other hand, you just read complaints on a forum, I understand.
1 Like #39
1 Like #40
jaydeeuk1
Good price.
I'm excited for the gtx 1050, coming in at 75w is going to be king of the budget builds aimed at 1080p. I've love a £120 price point, with its supposed near 470 performance. In some ways I hope its nearer £170, otherwise it could finish AMD off, and then nvidia could charge anything they want for cards.

The 950 has just about reached £120 on a good day so I'll bet you'll be waiting a long time for the 1050 to arrive and hit that same price. Still, good luck :-)

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