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#1 HIMFIN93

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 04:20 PM

What would be a good graphics card upgrade for my new HP Pavilion P7-1534, my goal is to make a decent mid-range gaming PC

 

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Graphics: Integrated Radeon HD7560D
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Power Supply:300W… (Will be upgraded once i figure out the new GPU)
 
 
 


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 07:59 PM

These Tom's Hardware roundups are a good starting point I think - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:36 PM

i would vote for the 7770. it is a budget deal ( $110 USD + /- ), uses small amounts of power and you might be able to use a crossfire function with your apu.

 

http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/HD77702GD5

 

also, check out the r7-250, it is a new generation version of the 6670.

 

but if the budget is on the ascension, go for the 7950 and have no regrets for quite a while.

 

when looking at your power supply upgrade, be sure to check for the 80+ certification, and look for the amperage on the +12v, you will prolly want over 50 amps, but i always prefer more, like 65-70.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:31 AM

by any chance With the 7770 and the r7-250 do i have to worry about bottlenecking


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:10 PM

different games, different pipelines.  the 7770 is prolly the one that will give the best compatibility with your configuration.  but it requires an additional 6 pin power plugin off of the power supply. the r7 250 does not. i will look into your hp further for the crossfire capability, if it does offer crossfire with your apu, i would go with the r7 250.

 

 ok, crossfire is capable, with a specific uefi bios tweak procedure  (legacy boot, turn off safe boot, then turn on integrated graphics.  all that in separate boots. so, the r7-250 is compatible in crossfire with your setup.  if the discreet option is standalone, then the 7770 is the way to go.

 

either way, i always have liked the asus radeon cards, and be sure to get the gddr5.


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:51 AM

Hi, is there a specific budget you have in mind?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 24 December 2013 - 07:00 PM

Hi, is there a specific budget you have in mind?

my budget for both a graphics card and PSU would be a $200 maybe a little bit more but not much more



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 05:30 PM

Power supply:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

Graphics card:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125451

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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