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Gaming on a Radeon HD 6670 GDDR5 and PSU questions?

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August 19, 2012 6:55:07 PM

Hi all, I'm new to the forum :D 

First of all let me say I hope this is posted in the right section. I am terrible with tech and computers, but I've used you guys before for answers so here goes :p 


I am planning on ordering the Radeon HD 6670 GDDR5 hopefully this evening. I just ordered a desktop bundle( http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...) so that I can play Guild Wars 2 when it comes out, however the graphics card that came with the bundle was not good (Radeon HD 4350 1gb). I also have a 450w PSU. Would a 450w PSU be sufficient to play Guild Wars 2 with the 6670 GDRR5? Or would I need to upgrade to a new PSU? and if so is there a good, say 550w PSU for about $40?

PS: I am also planning on getting another 4g of RAM. If i do not need to upgrade my PSU to play Guild Wars 2,then that is what I will buy. I only have enough at the moment for one or the other :o )

GW2 Minimum Requirements: (I dont know if this will help but whatever) (bottom of the page): https://buy.guildwars2.com/en/
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August 19, 2012 7:20:54 PM

StingKing456 said:
I am planning on ordering the Radeon HD 6670


Just get HD 6850 right from the start (Gigabyte's one is the best), don't get HD 6670, it's a bad choice, really.

StingKing456 said:
Would a 450w PSU be sufficient to play Guild Wars 2 with the 6670 GDRR5?


I really recommend that you get yourself at least 550w PSU (650w would be perfect, if you can afford it), something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... would be quite good of a choice.

About Memory: get GEIL "Black Dragon", which is quite cheap and very good in both quality and performance, and you're pretty much good to go for several years without changing much.
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August 19, 2012 7:29:01 PM

master_chen said:
Just get HD 6850 right from the start (Gigabyte's one is the best), don't get HD 6670, it's a bad choice, really.



I really recommend that you get yourself at least 550w PSU (650w would be perfect, if you can afford it), something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... would be quite good of a choice.

About Memory: get GEIL "Black Dragon", which is quite cheap and very good in both quality and performance, and you're pretty much good to go for several years without changing much.


Thing is, i am on a very tight budget for this computer and cant even afford the $30 extra dollars for the 6850, especially if I do end up buying another PSU. I used a computer spec system where you type in what you will be playing on and based on requirements it tells you how good the game will play. With the 8gb of RAM and the 6670 (it wasnt even the GDDR5, just the DDR3 that was listed) it gave it a gold rating. a green rating without the extra 4gb of RAM
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August 24, 2012 2:35:56 AM

StingKing456 said:
can't even afford the $30 extra dollars for the 6850


Hmmm...well, in that case (if you're the inpatient type that can't spend a little more time waiting and saving up) I highly recommend you get this particular one.
You shouldn't really go anywhere lower (by the means of GPU performance) than this and it's THE best version of it.
I've tested this particular model myself, and, even though I don't usually recommend this particular line, I totally recommend this exact model, it's the best in that line.
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