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December 16, 2013 10:47:45 AM

What is some of the best graphics card I can get for this motherboard, as im thinking about upgrading if I can.
My graphics card - Sapphire 11166-02-20R HD 5450 1GB DDR3 PCIE HDMI Graphics Card
My motheboard - Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard (Socket AM3+, Up to 16GB DDR3, USB 3.0, uATX)
If you could also tell me some of the best cpu i can get for this.
My CPU - AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 Socket AM3+ 4 Core Processor - 3.60GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo
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a c 98 U Graphics card
December 16, 2013 11:00:57 AM

depends on your PSU.
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a c 137 V Motherboard
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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 16, 2013 12:01:35 PM

*Links/pricing are United States. They're just for reference.

1) As mentioned, your Power Supply must be compatible.
You can mostly just look at the available 6/8-pin connectors. An HD7770 for example requires a 1x6-pin connection but a GTX770 (much better card) requires a 1x6-pin AND a 1x8-pin.

2) Your CPU will bottleneck the really good cards but it VARIES a lot per game. Basically just get the BEST card you can afford.

3) What card?
I recommend spending between $110 and $330, but your budget and choice of games will determine things.

Examples:
HD7790 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD7850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

R9-270 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GTX760 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GTX770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What CPU?
I could just say the FX-8350, but your TOTAL BUDGET is really going to dictate. If you had over $500 then the FX-8350 and GTX770 is one combo to consider.

However, if you have LESS than $300 you may be better off ONLY getting a graphics card. Without a BUDGET for your total upgrade I can't give any good advice.
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