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October 31, 2013 6:54:28 AM

So my current videocard is the Radeon HD 5750, installed on a M4A88T-M motherboard. I want to upgrade this videocard from a Radeon HD 5750 to a Radeon HD 7870.

Now my question is, does the Radeon HD 7870 fit on my current motherboard like the Radeon HD 5750 or do I need to buy a new one? And also, can my current power supply with 350Watt, power the new Radeon HD 7870?

Thanks in advance, I appreciate everything you guys are doing on this website.

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a c 95 V Motherboard
October 31, 2013 7:02:16 AM

7870, requires around 274w of power on full load, so your cutting it fine, I would upgrade to a quality 550w unit.

7870 will fit your motherboard as it supports PCIev2 and no heatsinks should obstruct the card.
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October 31, 2013 8:14:43 AM

das_stig said:
7870, requires around 274w of power on full load, so your cutting it fine, I would upgrade to a quality 550w unit.

7870 will fit your motherboard as it supports PCIev2 and no heatsinks should obstruct the card.


And do I need a specific 550w PSU or will any 550w PSU do?
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a c 95 V Motherboard
October 31, 2013 8:58:08 AM

A 7870 is fair chunk of change and you don't want a cheap psu blowing it. Looked t keep price down while choosing quality.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $65.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 11:56 EDT-0400)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£68.09 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £68.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 15:59 GMT+0000)
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October 31, 2013 9:59:27 AM

das_stig said:
A 7870 is fair chunk of change and you don't want a cheap psu blowing it. Looked t keep price down while choosing quality.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $65.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 11:56 EDT-0400)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£68.09 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £68.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 15:59 GMT+0000)


Thanks a lot for the information! I'm not very familiar with PSU's so are the PSU's you just listed some examples of what kind of PSU I should be buying or will any 500~600w PSU work?
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November 1, 2013 4:40:41 AM

minkey said:


Thanks a lot for the information! I'm not very familiar with PSU's so are the PSU's you just listed some examples of what kind of PSU I should be buying or will any 500~600w PSU work?


He is saying that you want a high quality PSU, as some manufactures make very poor PSUs. Yes any 550W or more PSU will work, but it may also cause problems if it is a very cheap (poor quality one).

Here is another forum I use that has a great breakdown on quality brand PSUs.
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power...
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November 1, 2013 6:15:26 AM

psychodegu said:
minkey said:


Thanks a lot for the information! I'm not very familiar with PSU's so are the PSU's you just listed some examples of what kind of PSU I should be buying or will any 500~600w PSU work?


He is saying that you want a high quality PSU, as some manufactures make very poor PSUs. Yes any 550W or more PSU will work, but it may also cause problems if it is a very cheap (poor quality one).

Here is another forum I use that has a great breakdown on quality brand PSUs.
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power...


Thanks a lot for the extra information, I really appreciate all the help I'm getting on this website!

Which ones do you suggest for a Sapphire Radeon Hd 7870 video card?
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a c 95 V Motherboard
November 1, 2013 7:49:08 AM

The one above that I gave you !
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November 1, 2013 1:05:14 PM

das_stig said:
The one above that I gave you !

Alright thanks!
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