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Is the Radeon r9 270x a good choice?

So I've been looking around for a better graphics card for my computer and with some suggestions from friends it seems like the Radeon r9 270x (2GB gddr5) is the best choice for me as it seems like a good graphics card within my price range. ( looking for a price <~£150). I was wondering whether my computer would be compatible with it.
Psu: 350w
Volts: not so sure I'm gonna need some help with that
CPU: AMD quad core A8 5500
RAM: 8gb ddr3 sdram
Not so sure what else you need so just ask and I'll do my best to give you an answer.
Thanks in advance for any help
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    Everything is compatible except you need a new power supply.

    See if you can bump your budget to this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card (£116.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£46.93 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £163.65
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-06 23:47 BST+0100

    Or
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£46.93 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £156.92
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-06 23:48 BST+0100
  2. So will I not be able to supply enough power for the graphics card with the power supply I already have? If not do you have any suggestions?
  3. Oh right okay I'll take a look at them and see if I can afford the extra cost
    Thanks!
  4. I was wondering if I'd still have to upgrade the power supply if I got the MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB?
  5. Depends on the psu . There should be a sticker showing how many amps are on the 12v rails.
  6. Well there's a 12v1 and a 12v2 both of which have 16A? Does it mean I have 32A?
  7. In most cases, the R7 270 is a better choice, and get a quality psu, this is a good deal
    EVGA 500W 80+: http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-500W-PC-Power-Supply/dp/B00GP5Y6J0/ref=sr_1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1407389578&sr=1-4&keywords=psu
  8. Mighty97 said:
    Well there's a 12v1 and a 12v2 both of which have 16A? Does it mean I have 32A?


    Not exactly, you have a slightly lower amps than 32 amps.
    It is better to get a new power supply.
    The R7 265 is still ok for gaming and the XFX 550w is an excellent power supply.
    Or you can save a bit more money to get a R9 270 and overclock it to get speed of a R9 270X.
  9. im probably going to go for the r9 270 so does anyone have a good website where i can get it cheap?
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