looking to upgrade my GPU

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+IPOWER+X3.0+I9621+UK

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

thanks, nathan.
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  1. 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+IPOWER+X3.0+I9621+UK

    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. yeah I'm gonna go with the 7950, what psu should I get with the right connectors?

    was thinking of the Corsair CMPSU-650TX
  9. 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.
  10. 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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