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Help upgrading my graphics card?


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#1 Ellard

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 09:43 AM

Hey, I'm looking into upgrading my graphics card (as the title might suggest) but don't really know much about this kind of thing and want to make sure whatever I do get will actually work with the rest of my set up! So what do you guys recommend? Right now I've got an AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

My other current specs are as follows:

 

Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Processor: AMD FX™-6300 Six-Core Processor
Installed RAM: 8GB

System Type: 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor

 

My budget can also be pretty flexible (but not crazy!).  

 

Cheers! :)

 


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Posted 04 December 2015 - 09:48 AM

Before I can recommend a graphics card for you, I want to know what you will be doing on your PC and your budget. Do you play games or use any GPU intensive tasks? What is the power supply of your PC?

 

If you don't play games, then a decent cheap card will be fine. If you play games, a powerful graphics card is required to get the best performance in games.


Edited by batman1234, 04 December 2015 - 09:49 AM.

CPU: Intel i7-8700K 5.3 GHz ------ RAM: 32GB TridentZ 3600 MHz CL16 ----- Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula ----- GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme ----- Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB -- Samsung 850 Pro 2TB x4


#3 Ellard

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 07:25 PM

I'll be using it for gaming, yea. I'm gonna have to get back to you with the power supply because I'm not sure!



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Posted 04 December 2015 - 11:41 PM

The easiest way to check the power supply is to open the case and read the sticker on the PSU.

 

What is your budget? What games do you play?


Edited by batman1234, 04 December 2015 - 11:41 PM.

CPU: Intel i7-8700K 5.3 GHz ------ RAM: 32GB TridentZ 3600 MHz CL16 ----- Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula ----- GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme ----- Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB -- Samsung 850 Pro 2TB x4


#5 Ellard

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 07:49 AM

Done and done. My power supply is a 500 Watt ATX Power Supply. Budget is something in the region of £250 I'd be willing to spend but can be relatively flexible around that. Game wise I play all sorts, Fallout, Total War, MMOs etc.



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Posted 05 December 2015 - 07:57 AM

With enough power supply you can consider the GTX 970. The EVGA GTX 970 4GB is around your budget and is quite powerful, capable of running modern games without lagging. If you want to be even better, consider the GTX 980 but it is far more expensive.


CPU: Intel i7-8700K 5.3 GHz ------ RAM: 32GB TridentZ 3600 MHz CL16 ----- Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula ----- GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme ----- Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB -- Samsung 850 Pro 2TB x4


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Posted 05 December 2015 - 07:59 AM

Nice! Thanks ^_^ will it work with an AMD processor though? There wont be any conflicts or anything? (Like I said, I know jack all about these kinds of things)



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Posted 05 December 2015 - 08:00 AM

Nice! Thanks ^_^ will it work with an AMD processor though? There wont be any conflicts or anything? (Like I said, I know jack all about these kinds of things)

Yes it should work on both AMD and Intel processor, just make sure you install the driver from Nvidia.


Edited by batman1234, 05 December 2015 - 08:01 AM.

CPU: Intel i7-8700K 5.3 GHz ------ RAM: 32GB TridentZ 3600 MHz CL16 ----- Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula ----- GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme ----- Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB -- Samsung 850 Pro 2TB x4


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Posted 05 December 2015 - 08:03 AM

Sweet, thank you much! :)



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Posted 05 December 2015 - 08:14 AM

You are welcome. :)


CPU: Intel i7-8700K 5.3 GHz ------ RAM: 32GB TridentZ 3600 MHz CL16 ----- Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula ----- GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme ----- Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB -- Samsung 850 Pro 2TB x4





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