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January 3, 2014 3:30:02 PM

I do not know much about my system in general, but I have a ATI Radeon 5700 series graphics card and I am looking to upgrade because I believe that I am lacking in graphics for games. I am wanting to install the asus gtx660, but I do not know if it will work with my computer. If anyone can help that would be great and if you need more information let me know how to get to it and I will get it for you so you can help me.
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January 3, 2014 3:36:28 PM

look what wattage your powersuplly supports on the 12v rail. there will be a table on the side. Otherwise it will work fine in the same slot as the ati card since pci is basically compatible in every direction. as lon as the slot is as long as the card you shouldnt have any bandwidth issues
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January 3, 2014 3:50:13 PM

Well I was also looking at other threads similar and noticed that the CPU is also a main part of it and I believe mine is good enough to run it, but here is what it is Intel core i7 CPU 860 2.80 GHz. If you could let me know that this is good enough for the graphics card that would be greatly appreciated
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January 3, 2014 3:53:11 PM

gjdj9 said:
Well I was also looking at other threads similar and noticed that the CPU is also a main part of it and I believe mine is good enough to run it, but here is what it is Intel core i7 CPU 860 2.80 GHz. If you could let me know that this is good enough for the graphics card that would be greatly appreciated


this cpu will be perfect for your build. If anything, its stronger than you need. It wouldn't give you more than 3 or 4 more fps when upgrading to a 1000 dollar cpu.
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January 3, 2014 3:54:20 PM

Well thank you very much then for all the help! =)
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January 3, 2014 3:55:19 PM

you see, there hasn't been that much of a change in cpu technology that affects gaming much. even with games that take advantage of more cores you wouldn't get an increase in performance, since this cpu already supports hyperthreading and all the i7 goodies.
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January 3, 2014 3:55:38 PM

always glad to help
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