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Upgrading an XFX radeon hd 4890

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July 1, 2013 11:01:35 AM

Hello,

I'm looking to upgrade my GPU, and I was wondering if I could get a little help.

I originally bought the computer from Ibuypower about 3.5 years ago now. At the moment I'm just playing WoW. The 4890 overheated and is out of action, so I won't be using that at all for any crossfire, etc.

Here are my specs:

CPU - AMD Phenom II x 955 black edition

Mobo - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

PSU - 750W corsair (I can get the exact model # if needed)

RAM - 4gb DDR3 1600 corsair

Case - Lexa S

Monitor - Asus 23" running at 1920x1280

As far as my budget for a new video card, I would like to keep it <200$. But the cheaper the better. I would like a card that will last a few years in case I decide/need to upgrade my other parts.

I had a friend of mine help me look a little bit, and he's got me wanting the GTX 660 by EVGA (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Thanks for any help! My friend recommended more RAM (up to at least 8gb) if I buy that new video card. Should i do that?

Thanks,
Scott

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July 1, 2013 11:07:31 AM

If you want to stick with the XFX series then I would recommend this one.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7850-d...

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July 1, 2013 11:12:18 AM

Depends on the game. The GTX 660 at your budget is a good choice. However, on CPU-intensive games, the CPU will be bottlenecking the GPU. On graphically-intensive games, not so much.
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July 1, 2013 11:14:44 AM

Thanks guys. I went back and edited my first post. Atm I'm really only playing WoW on this computer. But since I have to buy a new card (the 4890 overheated) I just wanted to make sure I'm not wasting money on a card I'll need to replace shortly again anyways. Appreciate it!
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July 1, 2013 11:15:23 AM

scottie531 said:
Thanks guys. I went back and edited my first post. Atm I'm really only playing WoW on this computer. But since I have to buy a new card (the 4890 overheated) I just wanted to make sure I'm not wasting money on a card I'll need to replace shortly again anyways. Appreciate it!


Anytime good sir
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