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I want upgrade my graphics card, but i need some guidance.


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#1 culen20

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

I am not to computer savvy so i come to bleeping for you help cause you guys are the best. I need help choosing the right graphic card My budget is in the range of 200-350$. Here are my system specs
Manufacturer: Si
Model: Syx-P55-CD53
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 CPU 650 @3.20GHz 3.20GHz
Memory:8.00 GB
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Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:20 PM

What games do you play and what is the power supply on your PC? With the games question, we don't want to suggest a super high-end card when you don't need one, and with the power supply question, we need to know how much power you can feed the card with. You may need to open the PC case to view the sticker on the power supply for this information.

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#3 culen20

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

thanks for replying, I play games like Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Left for dead 2,bioshock,dayz, age of conan. my current graphic card is decent allows me play most games games except for dayz and battlefield 3 these kind of games are quite demanding on my pc and i am often hit with frame rate issues online and offline.
Power output is 500w it is a hec-500te-2wx

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:59 PM

Assuming your case can fit the cards, there are a number of cards in the $200 to $350 range.

At the bottom end of your budget is the XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB. Next up would be the Galaxy 66NPH7DV6XXZ GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB, which is in the middle of your budget. The next card just slightly above your budget is the SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB.

These cards are pushing your power supply at about 500W. I would aim for the 660 Ti, it has great performance, a good price, and doesn't push the power supply to the limit.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

thank you ill check these out i defiantly have enough room

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:52 PM

I would upgrade to the XFX 7970 they have on ncix. It is now $340 and that is CRAZY for that amount of power. The only thing is that the voltage is locked to a certain point but that is no big deal as long as you can get the card past 1.1ghz.
here is the beast:
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=67172&vpn=FX797ATDFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1033

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:15 PM

GTX 660ti for my $0.02
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

That XFX card at NCIX is a very good deal and the extra fan can help if you overclock, but again, it does have a higher PSU requirement than a GTX 660.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

Go for an HD 7970, HD 7870 or GTX 660 Ti, or GTX 680 if you want to spend $200-$350 on a graphics card, but seeing you have a 500W PSU, you might want to go for a GTX 660 Ti or HD 7850 or 7870 and a 600W/650W/750W PSU.. You can buy a 660 Ti and a PSU for your maximum budget of $350.




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