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Upgrade Dilemma

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 11, 2011 9:42:57 AM

Okay, so my brother of thinking of upgrading his current GPU which is Gigabyte 3650 non-reference card, and his current 2 choices are:
He can get a used 4890 1GB probably without warranty or a brand new 5830 for extra 50$. Which one should he get? Also is the upgrade worth it since he can run all new games on medium with a playable framerate of 30-50fps. He's not sure about the upgrade thing he may just skip the gpu part and buy the X-box 360 instead of GPU. Thanks for help!

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a b U Graphics card
August 11, 2011 10:45:32 AM

What's the system? Budget for upgrading.
a c 206 U Graphics card
August 11, 2011 12:39:07 PM

A HD3650 is pretty weak. What PSU does he have (brand and model, not just wattage). He might be happy to spend $80 to $100 for a HD5670 or HD6670.
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a b U Graphics card
August 11, 2011 12:55:07 PM

For 100$, The 5770/6770 Is The Best Choice Out There Mate!
6770/5770 > 6750/5750 > 6670/5670!
August 12, 2011 11:53:50 AM

Well he has a non reference design from Gigabyte, he's using 400W but will upgrade to 500W soon. I don't know his full specifications but he's hell-bent on 5830, we saw a great deal for 5830 it was 125$ but I think it's all sold out
August 12, 2011 11:58:28 AM

Also I have a problem as well, xDD I am thinking of getting the 6850 Direct Cu V2 for the same price of a Sapphire 6870 which is a regular 6870 but with non-reference cooler from Sapphire. Which one would be my best? They 're around the same price.
My current mid-gaming spec is (this is what I've bought so far the GPU is missing so I can't play the rig yet).
V4 Black Edition Casing
Corsair GS600 PSU
Phenom 1090T BE
2X2GB Princo Turbo 1800MHz CL8
HDD 1TB WD Green
August 12, 2011 12:00:16 PM

5830 is actally 150$ not 125$ for some reason I couldn't edit my message.
August 18, 2011 7:37:44 PM

Best answer selected by nightmare106.
a c 274 U Graphics card
August 18, 2011 8:32:59 PM

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