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Seeking Graphics Card Upgrade Advice for 4 Year Old System

Hey guys Looking for a little advice..

System Specs:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 quad core processor 3.4ghz overclocked to 3.8
Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3 mobo
ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics card overclocked a bit
8gb DDR3 ram
550 watt power suppy

I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card and have about $150. to spend.. I can proobably go as high as $200.

The system runs Skyrim surprisingly well on ultra settings but can get a little choppy in some areas. Biohazard 6 Benchmark score was 5606 A on max settings at 720p.

Thanks in advance :)
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  1. For around $150, 7850
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    For around $200, 7870 ghz edition
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    The 7870 would be a much better investment
  2. let me take a look. what model psu do you have?
  3. Scremin34Egl said:
    For around $150, 7850
    http://

    For around $200, 7870 ghz edition
    http://

    The 7870 would be a much better investment


    Thanks for the reply.. is my system capable of getting the most out of those cards and would they offer a significant performance increase over the 5750? Thanks again!
  4. jtenorj said:
    let me take a look. what model psu do you have?


    It's a Viotek model VI055
  5. Volpe13 said:
    jtenorj said:
    let me take a look. what model psu do you have?


    It's a Viotek model VI055



    Change your PSU before you buy a new GPU. That's not a trusted brand, get Corsair, SeaSonic, Cooler Master.
  6. Anonymous said:
    Volpe13 said:
    jtenorj said:
    let me take a look. what model psu do you have?


    It's a Viotek model VI055



    Change your PSU before you buy a new GPU. That's not a trusted brand, get Corsair, SeaSonic, Cooler Master.


    Thanks I will look into that.. that might cut into my graphics card budget though :)
  7. Best answer
    Volpe13 said:
    Scremin34Egl said:
    For around $150, 7850
    http://

    For around $200, 7870 ghz edition
    http://

    The 7870 would be a much better investment


    Thanks for the reply.. is my system capable of getting the most out of those cards and would they offer a significant performance increase over the 5750? Thanks again!



    Yes, either one would be a huge improvement over your 5750
  8. Scremin34Egl said:
    Volpe13 said:
    Scremin34Egl said:
    For around $150, 7850
    http://

    For around $200, 7870 ghz edition
    http://

    The 7870 would be a much better investment


    Thanks for the reply.. is my system capable of getting the most out of those cards and would they offer a significant performance increase over the 5750? Thanks again!



    Yes, either one would be a huge improvement over your 5750


    Awesome, I appreciate your help :)
  9. That HD5750 isn't THAT bad a card: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-review,review-32850-7.html
    If you can't get to the $200 budget right now, wait a while, the current setup is still a capable gaming rig and it'll be a pity to spoil the upgrade by cutting heavily into the GPU side.
    Good and within budget: HD7790 $120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125455
    And an Nvidia equal: GTX650Ti $129 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500286
    Cheapest decent PSU that will drive them: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438012
  10. Here's a pretty good combo for under 200 bucks(after rebates, that is). Here is the psu listed above(was viewing for a while, but coozie beat me to post) :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438016&clickid=RSWW35UkeWMAyCRRTU3raVBQUkTw-o32jQOpTo0&iradid=97618&ircid=2106&irpid=79301&nm_mc=AFC-IR&cm_mmc=AFC-IR-_-na-_-na-_-na

    Now for a gpu to go along with that, here's a hd7870. Here is that link(also at newegg) :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131546

    Edit: Both items are in stock and everything!
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