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upgrading from a radeon hd 5670 what is best for about 170 pounds

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June 10, 2013 7:07:52 AM

what graphics card to buy on these specs

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
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OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name SAV26-PC
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model GA-MA74GM-S2H
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) 9600 Quad-Core Processor, 2300 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F1, 01/02/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name sav26-PC\sav26
Time Zone GMT Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.25 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.18 GB
Total Virtual Memory 6.50 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.77 GB
Page File Space 3.25 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

running an ocz 500 watt core x streme
radeon hd 5670
4gb ddr 2 800
amd quad core 9600 black edition
evo cooler
strike x case
ViewSonic VX2370Smh-LED 23" SuperClear IPS LED Monitor

hi guys i am thinking about getting a nvidia gtx 660 2gb or 3gb GeForce GTX 660 3GB Superclocked or the msi GeForce GTX 660 Twin Frozr just wanted you guys to let me no if this card will run fine on my system or if i am gonna need to upgrade memory psu
June 10, 2013 7:21:39 AM

I would say pick up the saphire radeon hd 7790 or 7770.. I'm not very good when it comes to currency conversion but I think it'd be around 170? lol I'm not sure though.. With that setup you might bottleneck a 170 pound card.
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June 10, 2013 7:24:36 AM

1. What is ur total budget..?
2. Do u want to upgrade ur PSU too..?
If not upgrade ur PSU then u go with gtx 660 2gb or gtx 66o ti 2gb.
There is no worth to go with gtx 660 3gb.
Or in other hand ATI 7770 u can also choose .
It is also a good GPU.
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June 10, 2013 7:36:06 AM

GTX 660
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June 10, 2013 7:42:37 AM

dfusco said:
GTX 660


A 660 is A LOT more than 170...
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June 10, 2013 7:47:43 AM

GeForce GTX 660 Twin Frozr OC - 2 GB GDDR5 - PCI-Express 3.0 + 3D Mark software
MANUFACTURER: MSI
PLUS CODE: 1501200
UPC/EAN: 4719072292164
Part No: N660 TF 2GD5/OC
Weight: 0.80 KGS
£138.91
( Prices are inclusive of VAT )
IN STOCK


GeForce GTX 660 3GB Superclocked
MANUFACTURER: EVGA
PLUS CODE: 17194
UPC/EAN: 4250223666668
Part No: 03G-P4-2666-KR
Weight: 0.99 KGS
£167.05
( Prices are inclusive of VAT )
IN STOCK

these are the prices of the 2 cards i am looking at just want to make sure these are gonna run fine on my system dont really want to upgrade psu if i dont have to but i will if needs must all rae in the budget of 170 pounds or 264.11 US Dollar

i could really do with advice on whether this is the best card for the money as i am currently playing fifa 13 metro xcom far cry 3 but the frame rate on the 5670 is very choppy and looking for a card on this budget where i can play on at least 1920x1080 with ultra graphics all help is much appreciated
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June 10, 2013 8:03:05 AM

Well that helps! I could have sworn the pound was like 1.33 to 1 us dollar. o_O I wouldn't go with the MSI.. AMD cards run far cry a lot better than nvidia.. you might be able to find a 7950 on discount somewhere for 170..
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June 10, 2013 8:22:46 AM

radeon 7950 is outta the price budget the radeon 7870 is the closest on the budget so what is the better card also do u think the ocz core xtreme 500w psu will be enough to power these cards ok
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June 10, 2013 8:28:18 AM

Taunchi said:
Well that helps! I could have sworn the pound was like 1.33 to 1 us dollar.

You have it about backwards ;) 

The 7870 is extremely similar performance to the GTX660. It is just a personal preference at this point.
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June 10, 2013 8:46:21 AM

I've seen 7950 as low as $250-260 but that is with rebates and I have no idea how rebates work in the UK.. but yeah the 7870 would be nice.. with the new drivers they blow far cry out of the water.
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June 10, 2013 8:48:43 AM

sav 26 said:
radeon 7950 is outta the price budget the radeon 7870 is the closest on the budget so what is the better card also do u think the ocz core xtreme 500w psu will be enough to power these cards ok


You might want to get a 600 or 650 watt? I really wouldn't trust running a card that powerful on a 500 watt..
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June 10, 2013 8:54:56 AM

the xfx 7870 is more exspensive than the gtx 660 msi twin frozr by about 30 dollars if there is no performance difference really should i save that money and put towards new psu but i am kinda a radeon man
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June 10, 2013 9:06:08 AM

If you just went with the best radeon 7850 you could also pick up a new 650w psu. OR the cheapest 7870 and get a decent 600 watt maybe a 650 depending on what you can find.
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June 10, 2013 9:53:41 AM

Well if you prefer the Radeon, then go for it.
It is your choice afterall.

Your PSU should be enough although a bit more headroom would be nice.
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June 10, 2013 9:57:02 AM

Go with the GTX 660 it's fast, efficient and in your price range. You can't go wrong.
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