Hey im looking to upgrade my GPU to something a bit more powerful. I am not what you would call a hard core gamer i like to play Crysis 2 and COD Black OPs but i dont mind playing in a single monitor I also have no plans to use SLI or Crossfire.
AMD PHENOM II X4 955 Black Edition
Asus M4A88TD V EVO /USB3
ATI HD 5670 1gb
G.Skill 4GB (2x2gb) DDR3 1333mhz
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Antec Earthwatts 500 EA500D (Link below if that helps)
I play at 1680x1050 and i have about an 180 dollar budget. Like i said before i made a post on the AMD Game forums and it was recommended that i dont get a powerful card cause of my PSU which tbh i am not sure if they know what they are talking about. So do you really think that my PSU will handle a 5850? cause that would be amazing if i didnt have to upgrade my PSU
Also here is the AMD Game Forum post that i made. Im starting to think that i should stay away from the AMD forums i dont put much stock in what they say.
what an idiot said that Antec Earthwatts 500 won't handle 5850 , it'll handle it fine and 5850 will play everything maxed on that resolution, but if you want more performance you can get a 6870 for 170$ on newegg AR
LOL i became rather worried when he linked the exploding PSU video. So in short my PSU can handle a 6870 ? and it wont explode
no, it won't explode, 6870 needs 450W PSU, while your one is a GOOD 500W PSU
i would go with a 6850, or if thats too much and you dont need it, a 6790 is good too
^ 6790 is as good as 768MB GTX460, which is better than GTX460 1GB SE, imo it's better to get as much as possible for as less as possible...
Best answer selected by starkiller123.
I was thinking about trying an NVidia Card the Geforce GTX 550 ti looks good
^waste imo, it's even worse than 6790, look on tigerdirect there should be a 5850 for 150$