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Video Card Upgrade

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April 16, 2011 2:32:23 PM

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.

My Specs

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 300

Antec Earthwatts 500 EA500D (Link below if that helps)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-371-...

I have already made a similar post on the AMD Game forums but i figured id make one here seeing as I dont mind going to the Dark Side aka Nvidia

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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2011 3:00:02 PM

budget? resolution?
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2011 3:01:12 PM

good card that won't eat much of your money is 5850, it'll be a huge boost over 5670 and is found for 150$ in some places...
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April 16, 2011 3:14:30 PM

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.

http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=260&th...
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2011 3:21:22 PM

:lol:  what an idiot said that Antec Earthwatts 500 won't handle 5850 :lol: , 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
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April 16, 2011 3:33:27 PM

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
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2011 3:35:36 PM

no, it won't explode, 6870 needs 450W PSU, while your one is a GOOD 500W PSU
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April 16, 2011 3:44:06 PM

i would go with a 6850, or if thats too much and you dont need it, a 6790 is good too
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2011 3:50:37 PM

^ 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...
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April 16, 2011 4:18:25 PM

Best answer selected by starkiller123.
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April 16, 2011 4:26:58 PM

I was thinking about trying an NVidia Card the Geforce GTX 550 ti looks good
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2011 4:33:24 PM

^waste imo, it's even worse than 6790, look on tigerdirect there should be a 5850 for 150$
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April 16, 2011 5:08:12 PM

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