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January 26, 2014 1:42:42 AM

Hey, I have a NIVIDA GT610, and thinking about upgrading, but I'm not entirely sure about what to get. Only want to spend around $150 on the card. But if I have to upgrade the psu (500w at the moment), I can spend more. Thanks in advance!

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January 26, 2014 1:51:40 AM

In your price range, the best bang for your buck is either a Radeon 7790 or R9 270:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

If you can swing it, I'd suggest getting the R9 270, it's more powerful by a fair margin over the 7790.

As for your PSU, what make and model is it? Just want to make sure it has enough amps on the +12 rail and should be 80+ certified or better.
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January 26, 2014 1:57:30 AM

You could get a nVidia 650ti for that price, or a R7 260X if going AMD/ATI. Just make sure your case is big enough to support these graphics cards as they can be quite large.
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January 26, 2014 2:21:19 AM

Martell1977 said:
In your price range, the best bang for your buck is either a Radeon 7790 or R9 270:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

If you can swing it, I'd suggest getting the R9 270, it's more powerful by a fair margin over the 7790.

As for your PSU, what make and model is it? Just want to make sure it has enough amps on the +12 rail and should be 80+ certified or better.


Thanks for the quick responses! and Martell, it's a turbolink atx-tl500w-bk 12v.
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January 26, 2014 2:33:36 AM

Personally, I would replace the PSU with a more reputable brand, like Corsair, XFX, OCZ, Antec or Seasonic. It should also be at least 80+ certified. Wouldn't want you to lose a new GPU to a questionable PSU.
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January 26, 2014 2:47:36 AM

Martell1977 said:
Personally, I would replace the PSU with a more reputable brand, like Corsair, XFX, OCZ, Antec or Seasonic. It should also be at least 80+ certified. Wouldn't want you to lose a new GPU to a questionable PSU.


Do you think 500w would be sufficient?
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