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Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 oc with 305watt

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November 17, 2013 5:18:07 PM

Hello I have a Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 motherboard with 305 watt power supply, I want to get the Sapphire radeon 7850 oc 2gb.

I'm not sure if I need to upgrade anything for the card

EDIT: My model for the power supply is a L305p-03 and its dell
a b ) Power supply
a c 114 À AMD
a c 156 U Graphics card
November 17, 2013 5:42:26 PM

Yeah, you need to upgrade pretty much everything. Your power supply is too weak and your CPU is so slow that your HD 7850 will perform more like an HD 7770. If you want to get the HD 7850 and not be wasting your money, you'll have to get at least the following:
CPU: AMD FX-6300
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3
RAM: 8GB DDR3
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 TR-600

Get those, and the HD 7850 will run fine (along with any other modern video card)
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November 17, 2013 6:10:32 PM

Avro Arrow said:
Yeah, you need to upgrade pretty much everything. Your power supply is too weak and your CPU is so slow that your HD 7850 will perform more like an HD 7770. If you want to get the HD 7850 and not be wasting your money, you'll have to get at least the following:
CPU: AMD FX-6300
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3
RAM: 8GB DDR3
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 TR-600

Get those, and the HD 7850 will run fine (along with any other modern video card)


Thank you, also could you post the links to the prices or website to buy it from.
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a b ) Power supply
a b À AMD
a c 488 U Graphics card
November 17, 2013 11:26:22 PM

That'd essentially be an entirely new build, went with an Asrock Mobo purely because it supports front panel USB 3.0 ports

Remember that if you're going to spend extra on one component, let it be the PSU, left the 7850 in there, you could add a much better GPU option if you'd like

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24anf

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ PCM)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $585.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-18 02:26 EST-0500)
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