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need help upgrading my pc's graphics card.

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February 22, 2014 3:33:52 AM

Here's my systems build

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

Graphics Card Sapphire Radeon HD 2GB 6950

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified ...


16 GB of memory


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Im playing counter strike global offensive game and sometimes i still get lags on the game. i want to boost my fps on games and no lags. should i buy another Sapphire Radeon HD 2GB 6950 and do crossfire? or buy a new single high end card? also im not sure if my current power supply will handle crossfire. should i also buy a new power supply if im upgrading my graphics card? thanks in advance!





a c 170 U Graphics card
February 22, 2014 3:47:41 AM

Sell your GPU and get single GTX 770 or 780!
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a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2014 3:58:28 AM

I think another 6950 in xfire is not a good option. It was a nice card but is more than 3 years old. And PSU update is highly possible.
If you want fast update - check tom's recommendations for the month http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car... GTX 760, 770 for $250 - $350 look like nice options.
Will be significantly faster that the single 6950 and will work fine with the current PSU.
If you can wait a bit - nvidia just released first video cards from the new Maxwell generation (750, 750TI), no doubt more powerful variants are also coming.
Me personal preference - I get always latest, may be middle or lower segment but latest tech) Technologies change too fast in the computers to get older tech. This is personal decision though.
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February 22, 2014 4:31:38 AM

thanks for the fast answer! so basically if i get the single GTX 770 or 780 i only need to upgrade my power supply? and the rest still good?
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a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2014 4:41:40 AM

The PSU will handle 770 or 780 OK.
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February 22, 2014 4:43:47 AM

thanks alot!
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