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SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
was £109.99, now £66.91 (usually about £85+ online)

Well, walked into PC World tonight to pickup a 1tb Toshiba hhd (which I've grabbed, thanks!). Noticed something else out of the corner of my eye and thought I'd share to give something back to the community.


This was instore (Portsmouth store - 2 left).
Website has them listed for this price, but not available to click and collect.

Good entry level gaming card - already have a 6850 which is similar in performance so wasn't much use to me, but this is a fantastic price and hopefully can help out someone.

2 Year manufacturer warranty

Box contents:
- Quick Installation Guide
- DVI to VGA Adapter
- Mini Displayport to Displayport Adapter
- Power Lead (4 to 6 pin)
- Driver Disk

Suggest you check it's compatible with your machine before purchasing - read the power supply requirements and pin connectors.

Take care
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#1
None near me and no stock online. :(
1 Like #2
Good price
1 Like #3
very good price would buy one but I am tight on money atm.
#4
I don't live near there, but dundee in scotland has them in stock.
1 Like #5
Nvidia > ATI
banned#6
another crapp deal from PC world . that site need to be banned from here .:{
#7
No stock anywhere near me, otherwise this is just what I was looking for.
EDIT: in stock North Shields

Edited By: Musicrab on Jan 16, 2013 23:39
#8
Did you phone to ask them first before traveling ?
#9
Musicrab
No stock anywhere near me, otherwise this is just what I was looking for.

Unfortunately, I don't think the stock checker is very reliable.
I put my store's postcode in the website and it returned nothing - even though 2 were on the shelves in store!
banned 2 Likes #10
PC World
PC World Harlow

Unit 10-11 Queensgate Centre


Currys
PC World
Currys PC World Dundee

Unit 3
Kingsway West Retail Park


PC World
PC World Romford

Unit B Eastern Avenue West


Currys
PC World
Currys PC World Bromborough

Unit A Croft Retail Park
The Wirral


PC World
PC World Taunton

Unit 2 Taunton Retail Park
Hankridge Way

in stock here, if anyone's interested, at least according to their stock checker.





Edited By: kunyk on Jan 16, 2013 23:58: edit
#11
Bah! Could have got this from my nearest store but just checked the power supply required and my XPS 420 won't run it! Grrrrrr!!!!!
1 Like #12
Currys in Lisburn and Newtownabbey have them available to Reserve & Collect. None in Currys, Craigavon or PCWorld, Sprucefield.
4 Likes #13
Blasphemous
Bah! Could have got this from my nearest store but just checked the power supply required and my XPS 420 won't run it! Grrrrrr!!!!!

The power requirements for these cards is very low, they likely would run fine on pretty much any power supply, the box 450w requirement is overstated
#14
fragster
Blasphemous
Bah! Could have got this from my nearest store but just checked the power supply required and my XPS 420 won't run it! Grrrrrr!!!!!

The power requirements for these cards is very low, they likely would run fine on pretty much any power supply, the box 450w requirement is overstated
The PSU in the Dell XPS 420 is only 375 watts, that's quite a way short of the 450 watts stated as the minimum requirement for this card. Surely it can't run from that? The PSU will be going like a steam train trying to keep up.


Edited By: Blasphemous on Jan 17, 2013 00:51: .
#15
Clearance stock so good luck but a great price all the same.
1 Like #16
Blasphemous
fragster
Blasphemous
Bah! Could have got this from my nearest store but just checked the power supply required and my XPS 420 won't run it! Grrrrrr!!!!!

The power requirements for these cards is very low, they likely would run fine on pretty much any power supply, the box 450w requirement is overstated
The PSU in the Dell XPS 420 is only 375, that's quite a way short of 450. Surely it can't run from that? The PSU will be going like a steam train trying to keep up.

That's peak power output, and it to be honest the current and efficiency is the most important thing alongside wattage. You get cheap 800w power supplies that can barely run one card and a cpu, and you can get high efficiency, high amp rail 500w psus that can run two.

Edited By: renderman on Jan 17, 2013 00:50
1 Like #17
oskarito32
another crapp deal from PC world . that site need to be banned from here .:{

PCWorld are usually crap for PC components, but this is actually a great deal if you can find one.

And why should PCWorld be banned? Sure alot of their things are bad value, but they also have loads of bargains - many of which I have bought after seeing them posted on here!

Blasphemous
fragster
Blasphemous
Bah! Could have got this from my nearest store but just checked the power supply required and my XPS 420 won't run it! Grrrrrr!!!!!

The power requirements for these cards is very low, they likely would run fine on pretty much any power supply, the box 450w requirement is overstated
The PSU in the Dell XPS 420 is only 375 watts, that's quite a way short of the 450 watts stated as the minimum requirement for this card. Surely it can't run from that? The PSU will be going like a steam train trying to keep up.


These are probably the most efficient gfx cards you can buy considering their power. They don't even need a power connector - they run off the motherboard. iirc, they draw under 70w.

Edited By: Spacehduk on Jan 17, 2013 00:57
#18
Not a bad price but Sapphire's warranty is a joke....if you ever have a problem and need to RMA the card to Sapphire you will have to send the card oversea's as they have no UK handling for RMAs, if they have your card in stock they will send a replacement but if its not in stock you will have one long wait as they wait for stock before shipping a replacement, 4-6 weeks is a minimum before you receive any progress, then another wait for replacement.

1st year will be covered by PC World/Currys but 2nd is by manufacturer direct.
#19
Thank you for the advice guys. Forgive my ignorance further please, I've just read the System requirements. They state:

- PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.
- 2X75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector is required for CrossFireX™ system.
- 1X75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector is required.
- Certified power supplies are recommended. Please refer to: http://support.amd.com/us/certified/power-supplies/Pages/listing.aspx
- 1024MBMinimum of system memory.
- Installation software requires CD-ROM drive.
- DVD playback requires DVD drive.
- Blu-ray™ / HD DVD playback requires Blu-ray / HD DVD drive.
- For an AMD CrossFireX™ system, a second same AMD Radeon™ graphics card, an AMD CrossFireX™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (optional) are required.
- To support 3 displays, one of the monitors has to support DisplayPort.
- 450 Watt Power Supply is required.

Do I need an AMD motherboard then or am I totally missing the point...? :|
banned 1 Like #20
Blasphemous
Thank you for the advice guys. Forgive my ignorance further please, I've just read the System requirements. They state:

- PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.
- 2X75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector is required for CrossFireX™ system.
- 1X75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector is required.
- Certified power supplies are recommended. Please refer to: http://support.amd.com/us/certified/power-supplies/Pages/listing.aspx
- 1024MBMinimum of system memory.
- Installation software requires CD-ROM drive.
- DVD playback requires DVD drive.
- Blu-ray™ / HD DVD playback requires Blu-ray / HD DVD drive.
- For an AMD CrossFireX™ system, a second same AMD Radeon™ graphics card, an AMD CrossFireX™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (optional) are required.
- To support 3 displays, one of the monitors has to support DisplayPort.
- 450 Watt Power Supply is required.

Do I need an AMD motherboard then or am I totally missing the point...? :|
No, you just need a motherboard with a PCI slot.
#21
I'm sure people get carried away with these PSU requirements. I haven't built a pc for a good for years now and have recently been looking at building a new unit, I've been surprised that people boast PSU rated at upto 800watts. How many hard drives graphics card etc are people running? I thought power usage declines as the transistors on the chips are made smaller and smaller!!

Edited By: pdug175 on Jan 17, 2013 01:12: typo
2 Likes #22
Blasphemous
Thank you for the advice guys. Forgive my ignorance further please, I've just read the System requirements. They state:

- PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.
- 2X75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector is required for CrossFireX™ system.
- 1X75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector is required.
- Certified power supplies are recommended. Please refer to: http://support.amd.com/us/certified/power-supplies/Pages/listing.aspx
- 1024MBMinimum of system memory.
- Installation software requires CD-ROM drive.
- DVD playback requires DVD drive.
- Blu-ray™ / HD DVD playback requires Blu-ray / HD DVD drive.
- For an AMD CrossFireX™ system, a second same AMD Radeon™ graphics card, an AMD CrossFireX™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (optional) are required.
- To support 3 displays, one of the monitors has to support DisplayPort.
- 450 Watt Power Supply is required.

Do I need an AMD motherboard then or am I totally missing the point...? :|

No, anything with a PCI-Express slot x16. Crossfire is if you want to use two cards together, then you would need a board that supports crossfire.
#23
Spacehduk
oskarito32
another crapp deal from PC world . that site need to be banned from here .:{

PCWorld are usually crap for PC components, but this is actually a great deal if you can find one.

And why should PCWorld be banned? Sure alot of their things are bad value, but they also have loads of bargains - many of which I have bought after seeing them posted on here!

Blasphemous
fragster
Blasphemous
Bah! Could have got this from my nearest store but just checked the power supply required and my XPS 420 won't run it! Grrrrrr!!!!!

The power requirements for these cards is very low, they likely would run fine on pretty much any power supply, the box 450w requirement is overstated
The PSU in the Dell XPS 420 is only 375 watts, that's quite a way short of the 450 watts stated as the minimum requirement for this card. Surely it can't run from that? The PSU will be going like a steam train trying to keep up.


These are probably the most efficient gfx cards you can buy considering their power. They don't even need a power connector - they run off the motherboard. iirc, they draw under 70w.
Well mine needs power and not from the PCI e....
my first dabble into PC gaming I currently use this card..............Only run native 720, but plays all games on ultra....For a cheap card its worth it...............But couldnt get crossfire to work at all........
#24
ooh, might finally replace my aging 4830. and I'm in the Pompey area. cheers op!
#25
pdug175
I'm sure people get carried away with these PSU requirements. I haven't built a pc for a good for years now and have recently been looking at building a new unit, I've been surprised that people boast PSU rated at upto 800watts. How many hard drives graphics card etc are people running? I thought power usage declines are the transistors on the chips are made smaller and smaller!!

Most people that use expensive 800w plus (sometimes 1.5kw) psus are mainly gaming with multiple cards, cpus that are overclocked and therefore voltage increased, and often several hard drives and external components.

These can cost up to £450 if you run dual or quad motherboards with 4 quad or 6 core xeon cpus.
#26
Where people forget about watts is that cpus and gpus all step down these days, so at idle the wattage is tiny compared to peak. SO unless you are runny a 3D shooter at max res and settings 12 hours a day constant, I wouldn't worry about such a huge peak figure.
2 Likes #27
Blasphemous
fragster
Blasphemous
Bah! Could have got this from my nearest store but just checked the power supply required and my XPS 420 won't run it! Grrrrrr!!!!!

The power requirements for these cards is very low, they likely would run fine on pretty much any power supply, the box 450w requirement is overstated
The PSU in the Dell XPS 420 is only 375 watts, that's quite a way short of the 450 watts stated as the minimum requirement for this card. Surely it can't run from that? The PSU will be going like a steam train trying to keep up.

The wattage requirements stated are a joke, this would be fine in a system with a 375w PSU.
#28
Right lads/lasses,

My PC is a Dell XPS 420. It has, as I have said, a 375 watt PSU and only 2 gig of ram. I know the ram need knocking up but only to 4 gig as I'm also throttled by Vista 32bit! Last year the original Graphics Card died. My son was playing 'Tanki', an online game and I'm sure it was that that fried the card. Anyway, a friend of a friend, stuck in a second hand, slightly lower rated card for me to get me back up and running. My son has tried to play this same game again. It will run for a while then the PC freezes and crashes and restarts. I've stopped him playing that online game obviously! I'm very popular not! So basically I'm looking for your advice guys. Is it worth me spending money to upgrade the Graphics Card (and Ram), to something like this card in the OP? I don't play any online games or other for that matter. He's got an XBox now and is happy playing with his pals on that but he has asked SEVERAL TIMES to go back on to play on the PC. Money is tight, but I would like to try and do something.

Anyway, thank you all for the previous advice and in advance for anything you can add.
1 Like #30
It's just a HTPC card, may be able to play old games that don't require much power, but not much else (ignore the 2 comments from the comedians in that thread).

Edited By: jukkie on Jan 17, 2013 01:37
#31
jukkie
Blasphemous
fragster
Blasphemous
Bah! Could have got this from my nearest store but just checked the power supply required and my XPS 420 won't run it! Grrrrrr!!!!!

The power requirements for these cards is very low, they likely would run fine on pretty much any power supply, the box 450w requirement is overstated
The PSU in the Dell XPS 420 is only 375 watts, that's quite a way short of the 450 watts stated as the minimum requirement for this card. Surely it can't run from that? The PSU will be going like a steam train trying to keep up.

The wattage requirements stated are a joke, this would be fine in a system with a 375w PSU.

Exactly. They are just covering their back. TBH quoting PSU requirements by total watts is a waste of time. High quality PSU have most of their output available on the 12v line. Cheap ones generally have huge outputs on the 3.3v & 5v lines which never need that kind of output.
1 Like #32
Blasphemous
Right lads/lasses,

My PC is a Dell XPS 420. It has, as I have said, a 375 watt PSU and only 2 gig of ram. I know the ram need knocking up but only to 4 gig as I'm also throttled by Vista 32bit! Last year the original Graphics Card died. My son was playing 'Tanki', an online game and I'm sure it was that that fried the card. Anyway, a friend of a friend, stuck in a second hand, slightly lower rated card for me to get me back up and running. My son has tried to play this same game again. It will run for a while then the PC freezes and crashes and restarts. I've stopped him playing that online game obviously! I'm very popular not! So basically I'm looking for your advice guys. Is it worth me spending money to upgrade the Graphics Card (and Ram), to something like this card in the OP? I don't play any online games or other for that matter. He's got an XBox now and is happy playing with his pals on that but he has asked SEVERAL TIMES to go back on to play on the PC. Money is tight, but I would like to try and do something.

Anyway, thank you all for the previous advice and in advance for anything you can add.

Just loaded 'Tanki' it uses virtually no graphics power whatsoever. As it's flash based it's likely its going to be stressing the CPU more. First I would make sure your PSU if free of dust and air flows freely. Next I would check the CPU temps. If they are an issue then replace the thermal paste on the CPU.

If it continues then it's probably either the PSU or the motherboard.
#33
Ok thanks. How do I check the CPU temp?
#34
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Blasphemous
Right lads/lasses,

My PC is a Dell XPS 420. It has, as I have said, a 375 watt PSU and only 2 gig of ram. I know the ram need knocking up but only to 4 gig as I'm also throttled by Vista 32bit! Last year the original Graphics Card died. My son was playing 'Tanki', an online game and I'm sure it was that that fried the card. Anyway, a friend of a friend, stuck in a second hand, slightly lower rated card for me to get me back up and running. My son has tried to play this same game again. It will run for a while then the PC freezes and crashes and restarts. I've stopped him playing that online game obviously! I'm very popular not! So basically I'm looking for your advice guys. Is it worth me spending money to upgrade the Graphics Card (and Ram), to something like this card in the OP? I don't play any online games or other for that matter. He's got an XBox now and is happy playing with his pals on that but he has asked SEVERAL TIMES to go back on to play on the PC. Money is tight, but I would like to try and do something.

Anyway, thank you all for the previous advice and in advance for anything you can add.

Just loaded 'Tanki' it uses virtually no graphics power whatsoever. As it's flash based it's likely its going to be stressing the CPU more. First I would make sure your PSU if free of dust and air flows freely. Next I would check the CPU temps. If they are an issue then replace the thermal paste on the CPU.

If it continues then it's probably either the PSU or the motherboard.

I agree, BUT for someone asking such basic questions (no offense), how is he going to remove a cpu heatsink, unlock CPU, remove, clean and re-paste and spread with no previous experience ?
1 Like #35
i had an old dell xps 420 i modded my one changed out psu for seasonic one and stuck in refurbished 5850 for £70 played guild wars 2 on med settings without any lag only thing you cant do is unlock mobo its propriety btx motherboard and your memory is capped and processor
1 Like #36
Blasphemous
Ok thanks. How do I check the CPU temp?

Plenty free programs for windows, plus you can check in the bios (normally by pressing F1 or Delete key at boot up.

http://www.hmonitor.net
2 Likes #37
Blasphemous
fragster
Blasphemous
Bah! Could have got this from my nearest store but just checked the power supply required and my XPS 420 won't run it! Grrrrrr!!!!!

The power requirements for these cards is very low, they likely would run fine on pretty much any power supply, the box 450w requirement is overstated
The PSU in the Dell XPS 420 is only 375 watts, that's quite a way short of the 450 watts stated as the minimum requirement for this card. Surely it can't run from that? The PSU will be going like a steam train trying to keep up.


You'll be fine, my overclocked 2500k, 5870, 3 HDDs etc. doesn't use 375w.


Blasphemous
Ok thanks. How do I check the CPU temp?

Download Coretemp here http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/ and run something that will stress the CPU such as prime95 and see what the temps are like. Also, what CPU is in the system? As that will affect how high the temp can go.

mmorpg_gamer
only thing you cant do is unlock mobo its propriety btx motherboard and your memory is capped and processor

Pretty sure the XPS420 supports up to 8gb DDR2, so you can upgrade it. Should be able to install any 775 65nm cip as well, although not the 45nm ones.

Edited By: raikiri on Jan 17, 2013 02:01
#38
I've got some savvy renderman... just some! I can open the case, I can take out, reinstall the graphics card (I did this when testing when the last one died), I 'think I understand how to remove and re-paste the CPU. BUT... I could well screw the whole bloody lot up! So you raise a fair point.
1 Like #39
Blasphemous
Thank you for the advice guys. Forgive my ignorance further please, I've just read the System requirements. They state:

- PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.
- 2X75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector is required for CrossFireX™ system.
- 1X75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector is required.
- Certified power supplies are recommended. Please refer to: http://support.amd.com/us/certified/power-supplies/Pages/listing.aspx
- 1024MBMinimum of system memory.
- Installation software requires CD-ROM drive.
- DVD playback requires DVD drive.
- Blu-ray™ / HD DVD playback requires Blu-ray / HD DVD drive.
- For an AMD CrossFireX™ system, a second same AMD Radeon™ graphics card, an AMD CrossFireX™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (optional) are required.
- To support 3 displays, one of the monitors has to support DisplayPort.
- 450 Watt Power Supply is required.

Do I need an AMD motherboard then or am I totally missing the point...? :|

Any motherboard with a PCI-E slot will work (the PCI-E slot and power connector are different things), but I was slightly wrong with my earlier comment - this particular 7770 does require a PCI Express power connector as well as the slot, though not all HD 7770's require it. Not all PSU's will have a 6 pin PCI power connector, particularly pre built systems from Dell etc, but you can usually use a molex to PCI-E adapter to get around this.
#40
The CPU is a 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40Ghz 2.39Ghz

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