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March 15, 2013 6:30:36 AM

hey guys, I'm looking to upgrade my gpu soon and was looking for some advice as I'm wanting the 660ti or equivalent for the ATI Radeon cards.

I bassicly want it to play games such as arma 3, new tomb raider and bioshock infinitie on full 1920x1080. I can play the new tomb raider on my current gpu at 1920 with most other setting down such as AA and shadows low.

here is my current rig: http://www.meetgadget.com/gadget/41408/Packard+Bell+IPO...

just looking at what/ if I need to upgrade anything for those cards other than the PSU?

thanks, nathan.

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March 15, 2013 6:42:25 AM

nibz00 said:
hey guys, I'm looking to upgrade my gpu soon and was looking for some advice as I'm wanting the 660ti or equivalent for the ATI Radeon cards.

I bassicly want it to play games such as arma 3, new tomb raider and bioshock infinitie on full 1920x1080. I can play the new tomb raider on my current gpu at 1920 with most other setting down such as AA and shadows low.

here is my current rig: http://www.meetgadget.com/gadget/41408/Packard+Bell+IPO...

just looking at what/ if I need to upgrade anything for those cards other than the PSU?

thanks, nathan.


I would go with a 660 ti rather than a 7950 only because you wouldn't have to upgrade the psu. You may want to anyways, in which case I would get the 7950. The two cards are pretty evenly matched in most situations, but the 7950 pulls out a slight lead in some games. If you plan on using physx, or just prefer nvidia, definitely go with the 660ti.
March 15, 2013 6:45:53 AM

In the specs you provided it seems you have a generic 500w supply which won't be enough for a high end gpu. The best you can do with that power supply is a Radeon 7770, a good upgrade to your current 5750. To get a high end card like a Radeon 7950 or a 660ti you need a good brand 550W power supply (Corsair, Seasonic, Antec). The rest of your pc specs are good so it won't bottleneck a high end card.
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March 15, 2013 7:01:53 AM

Only 450 watts are recommended for the 660ti, so your generic psu should be fine, just make sure it has all of the proper cables.
March 15, 2013 7:07:47 AM

Norlag said:
Only 450 watts are recommended for the 660ti, so your generic psu should be fine, just make sure it has all of the proper cables.


+1
You want a GTX 660Ti - your current PSU will handle it easily.
March 15, 2013 9:58:11 AM

hey guys! thanks a lot for the answers! the only annoying thing about me getting a pre built machine was the psu. I always knew they would cheap out on the psu, but at the time I was struggling for cash so it was that on finance or nothing lol.

but yeah, I guess I'll go with the 660ti and a new psu. so I guess a 600w corsair to be safe? or is the radeon cheaper?
March 15, 2013 10:19:58 AM

nibz00 said:
hey guys! thanks a lot for the answers! the only annoying thing about me getting a pre built machine was the psu. I always knew they would cheap out on the psu, but at the time I was struggling for cash so it was that on finance or nothing lol.

but yeah, I guess I'll go with the 660ti and a new psu. so I guess a 600w corsair to be safe? or is the radeon cheaper?


If you're going to get a new psu, you might as well get a 7950. Their prices are about equal.
March 15, 2013 10:35:19 AM

Norlag said:
nibz00 said:
hey guys! thanks a lot for the answers! the only annoying thing about me getting a pre built machine was the psu. I always knew they would cheap out on the psu, but at the time I was struggling for cash so it was that on finance or nothing lol.

but yeah, I guess I'll go with the 660ti and a new psu. so I guess a 600w corsair to be safe? or is the radeon cheaper?


If you're going to get a new psu, you might as well get a 7950. Their prices are about equal.


Is true. Because you can overclock most 7950s like crazy.
March 15, 2013 10:38:48 AM

yeah I'm gonna go with the 7950, what psu should I get with the right connectors?

was thinking of the Corsair CMPSU-650TX
March 15, 2013 11:24:50 AM

nibz00 said:
yeah I'm gonna go with the 7950, what psu should I get with the right connectors?

was thinking of the Corsair CMPSU-650TX

Any quality psu above 600w should be fine, most of them have enough connectors for any card. The Corsair you suggested is great.
March 15, 2013 11:56:07 AM

thanks a lot again guys for the info and opinions. I have decided to go for the 7950 and a new psu :}
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