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September 29, 2013 3:18:51 PM

i am looking for best graphic card for my rig,
need little help.

Config is;

Processor: Intel core i5 e2500 3.30ghz
Mainboard: Intel DH61WW
Ram: Corsair XMS 4gb x 2 ddr3 ram
GPU: Power Color HD 6670
PSU: Cooler Master extreme power plus 460w
Cabinet: Cooler Master elite 310
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

no budget as such, but i dont wanna change power supply at the moment

Iam thinking about Sapphire HD 7850 OC / Zotac GTX660 /GTX560

any suggestions?

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a c 116 U Graphics card
September 29, 2013 3:25:58 PM

Aniket Bhoir said:
i am looking for best graphic card for my rig,
need little help.

Config is;

Processor: Intel core i5 e2500 3.30ghz
Mainboard: Intel DH61WW
Ram: Corsair XMS 4gb x 2 ddr3 ram
GPU: Power Color HD 6670
PSU: Cooler Master extreme power plus 460w
Cabinet: Cooler Master elite 310
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

no budget as such, but i dont wanna change power supply at the moment

Iam thinking about Sapphire HD 7850 OC / Zotac GTX660 /GTX560

any suggestions?


Hi -Budget? Also, not a very good PSU. I would go hd7770 or hd7790. If you
want to go with a more powerful GPU, you need to upgrade your PSU.

eXtreme Power Plus 460 Not a 460 watt power supply as advertised.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...
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September 29, 2013 3:31:14 PM

toyftw said:
Aniket Bhoir said:
i am looking for best graphic card for my rig,
need little help.

Config is;

Processor: Intel core i5 e2500 3.30ghz
Mainboard: Intel DH61WW
Ram: Corsair XMS 4gb x 2 ddr3 ram
GPU: Power Color HD 6670
PSU: Cooler Master extreme power plus 460w
Cabinet: Cooler Master elite 310
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

no budget as such, but i dont wanna change power supply at the moment

Iam thinking about Sapphire HD 7850 OC / Zotac GTX660 /GTX560

any suggestions?


Hi -Budget? Also, not a very good PSU. I would go hd7770 or hd7790. If you
want to go with a more powerful GPU, you need to upgrade your PSU.

eXtreme Power Plus 460 Not a 460 watt power supply as advertised.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...


thanks for the suggestion..
any recommendation on power supply then for my current rig?
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a c 116 U Graphics card
September 29, 2013 3:34:05 PM

Aniket Bhoir said:
toyftw said:
Aniket Bhoir said:
i am looking for best graphic card for my rig,
need little help.

Config is;

Processor: Intel core i5 e2500 3.30ghz
Mainboard: Intel DH61WW
Ram: Corsair XMS 4gb x 2 ddr3 ram
GPU: Power Color HD 6670
PSU: Cooler Master extreme power plus 460w
Cabinet: Cooler Master elite 310
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

no budget as such, but i dont wanna change power supply at the moment

Iam thinking about Sapphire HD 7850 OC / Zotac GTX660 /GTX560

any suggestions?


Hi -Budget? Also, not a very good PSU. I would go hd7770 or hd7790. If you
want to go with a more powerful GPU, you need to upgrade your PSU.

eXtreme Power Plus 460 Not a 460 watt power supply as advertised.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...


thanks for the suggestion..
any recommendation on power supply then for my current rig?


Hi again - yes, I'll recommend, but 1st need to know your PSU/GPU budget. I'd hate
to recommend a good quality 400-450 PSU and you planning on a gtx770 or hd7970.

Read the review I linked. check n see if your PSU has at least 21amps on the +12v rail(s),
if it does, you can run your sys with a 7850 and your CM460.
Actually, I looked at specs, but not the review, it has 31 +12v amps according to specs.

Some, but not all hd7850's require 2 pcie connectors. Your PSU has one. You can use a
molex to pcie adapter if you need two. Some GPU's even include one in the box.

But, read that review 1st. It not being able to deliver it's adv power is a concern. But, if
the lab review confirms it has at least 21 +12v amps then you are good to go.
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September 29, 2013 3:59:39 PM

toyftw said:
Aniket Bhoir said:
toyftw said:
Aniket Bhoir said:
i am looking for best graphic card for my rig,
need little help.

Config is;

Processor: Intel core i5 e2500 3.30ghz
Mainboard: Intel DH61WW
Ram: Corsair XMS 4gb x 2 ddr3 ram
GPU: Power Color HD 6670
PSU: Cooler Master extreme power plus 460w
Cabinet: Cooler Master elite 310
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

no budget as such, but i dont wanna change power supply at the moment

Iam thinking about Sapphire HD 7850 OC / Zotac GTX660 /GTX560

any suggestions?


Hi -Budget? Also, not a very good PSU. I would go hd7770 or hd7790. If you
want to go with a more powerful GPU, you need to upgrade your PSU.

eXtreme Power Plus 460 Not a 460 watt power supply as advertised.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...


thanks for the suggestion..
any recommendation on power supply then for my current rig?


Hi again - yes, I'll recommend, but 1st need to know your PSU/GPU budget. I'd hate
to recommend a good quality 400-450 PSU and you planning on a gtx770 or hd7970.

Read the review I linked. check n see if your PSU has at least 21amps on the +12v rail(s),
if it does, you can run your sys with a 7850 and your CM460.
Actually, I looked at specs, but not the review, it has 31 +12v amps according to specs.

Some, but not all hd7850's require 2 pcie connectors. Your PSU has one. You can use a
molex to pcie adapter if you need two. Some GPU's even include one in the box.

But, read that review 1st. It not being able to deliver it's adv power is a concern. But, if
the lab review confirms it has at least 21 +12v amps then you are good to go.


thanks a lot for your quick reply, i will definitely go through the article as soon as i reach home.

and my budget for new PSU should be 100$ and Corsair CMPSU-GS600W 600 Watts seems to be a interesting deal in my budget,
i think i will upgrade my PSU in this paycheck and consider GPU later

EDIT:
Also noted that in the article PSU reviewed is 80mm fan version while mine has 120mm fan
http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/powersupply/...
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a c 116 U Graphics card
September 29, 2013 4:15:11 PM

Aniket Bhoir said:
toyftw said:
Aniket Bhoir said:
toyftw said:
Aniket Bhoir said:
i am looking for best graphic card for my rig,
need little help.

Config is;

Processor: Intel core i5 e2500 3.30ghz
Mainboard: Intel DH61WW
Ram: Corsair XMS 4gb x 2 ddr3 ram
GPU: Power Color HD 6670
PSU: Cooler Master extreme power plus 460w
Cabinet: Cooler Master elite 310
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

no budget as such, but i dont wanna change power supply at the moment

Iam thinking about Sapphire HD 7850 OC / Zotac GTX660 /GTX560

any suggestions?


Hi -Budget? Also, not a very good PSU. I would go hd7770 or hd7790. If you
want to go with a more powerful GPU, you need to upgrade your PSU.

eXtreme Power Plus 460 Not a 460 watt power supply as advertised.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...


thanks for the suggestion..
any recommendation on power supply then for my current rig?


Hi again - yes, I'll recommend, but 1st need to know your PSU/GPU budget. I'd hate
to recommend a good quality 400-450 PSU and you planning on a gtx770 or hd7970.

Read the review I linked. check n see if your PSU has at least 21amps on the +12v rail(s),
if it does, you can run your sys with a 7850 and your CM460.
Actually, I looked at specs, but not the review, it has 31 +12v amps according to specs.

Some, but not all hd7850's require 2 pcie connectors. Your PSU has one. You can use a
molex to pcie adapter if you need two. Some GPU's even include one in the box.

But, read that review 1st. It not being able to deliver it's adv power is a concern. But, if
the lab review confirms it has at least 21 +12v amps then you are good to go.


thanks a lot for your quick reply, i will definitely go through the article as soon as i reach home.

and my budget for new PSU should be 100$ and Corsair CMPSU-GS600W 600 Watts seems to be a interesting deal in my budget,
i think i will upgrade my PSU in this paycheck and consider GPU later


Hi - where are you located? You should be able to get a more than capable PSU
for a lot less than $100 if you are in the US. You'd then have a kitty towards your GPU.

BTW, I went thru the same situation you now have. I dumped my CM460 PSU for a better one,
and got my GPU 2 months later.
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September 29, 2013 4:24:29 PM

Iam located in india. and 1$ seems to be around 62 rupees now.
and i can buy CMPSU-GS600W 600 Watts for around 85$

you can check Indian prices Here
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a c 116 U Graphics card
September 29, 2013 5:30:45 PM

Aniket Bhoir said:
Iam located in india. and 1$ seems to be around 62 rupees now.
and i can buy CMPSU-GS600W 600 Watts for around 85$

you can check Indian prices Here


OK - Yeah, prices a little higher there, but $85 equiv USD, not too bad. It can run any single GPU out there.

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September 29, 2013 9:24:17 PM

toyftw said:
Aniket Bhoir said:
Iam located in india. and 1$ seems to be around 62 rupees now.
and i can buy CMPSU-GS600W 600 Watts for around 85$

you can check Indian prices Here


OK - Yeah, prices a little higher there, but $85 equiv USD, not too bad. It can run any single GPU out there.



i am really worried about my mobo, its very basic edition.
do you think i can run HD 7870 / HD 7970 or any of top end GPU's without upgrading my mobo or liquid cooling?
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a c 116 U Graphics card
September 30, 2013 8:49:34 AM

Aniket Bhoir said:
toyftw said:
Aniket Bhoir said:
Iam located in india. and 1$ seems to be around 62 rupees now.
and i can buy CMPSU-GS600W 600 Watts for around 85$

you can check Indian prices Here


OK - Yeah, prices a little higher there, but $85 equiv USD, not too bad. It can run any single GPU out there.



i am really worried about my mobo, its very basic edition.
do you think i can run HD 7870 / HD 7970 or any of top end GPU's without upgrading my mobo or liquid cooling?


Well, I would say you probably could continue to use that mobo if it hasn't
given you cause for concern so far. Your case will hold a std ATX mobo, I
believe your current one is micro ATX. There are a lot of options available
for mobo's with that socket, LGA1155.

If I were going to upgrade to a 7970, I personally would also upgrade to a
std ATX mobo with an LGA1155 socket.

Another thing you need to consider, if you are going to upgrade to an hd7970,
then no matter which mobo you have, is having enough space to fit a
7970, they are big GPU's. Most are in the 280mm length range.
You would need to measure from the rear panel of your PC along the pcie
slot to the 1st obstruction and make sure you have enough space.

I have an hd7870, and I had to move my 2 hdd's down to make enough space.
But, my 7870 is less than 230mm long.

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September 30, 2013 8:03:45 PM

toyftw said:
Aniket Bhoir said:
toyftw said:
Aniket Bhoir said:
Iam located in india. and 1$ seems to be around 62 rupees now.
and i can buy CMPSU-GS600W 600 Watts for around 85$

you can check Indian prices Here


OK - Yeah, prices a little higher there, but $85 equiv USD, not too bad. It can run any single GPU out there.



i am really worried about my mobo, its very basic edition.
do you think i can run HD 7870 / HD 7970 or any of top end GPU's without upgrading my mobo or liquid cooling?


Well, I would say you probably could continue to use that mobo if it hasn't
given you cause for concern so far. Your case will hold a std ATX mobo, I
believe your current one is micro ATX. There are a lot of options available
for mobo's with that socket, LGA1155.

If I were going to upgrade to a 7970, I personally would also upgrade to a
std ATX mobo with an LGA1155 socket.

Another thing you need to consider, if you are going to upgrade to an hd7970,
then no matter which mobo you have, is having enough space to fit a
7970, they are big GPU's. Most are in the 280mm length range.
You would need to measure from the rear panel of your PC along the pcie
slot to the 1st obstruction and make sure you have enough space.

I have an hd7870, and I had to move my 2 hdd's down to make enough space.
But, my 7870 is less than 230mm long.



Mobo hasn't given me any problem so far, expect the fact that i can only use 8GB ram on it (iam good with it)
also there is ample space in the case, i guess it should fit
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