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October 12, 2011 10:33:40 PM

Okay, so I've asked a lot and have come to three final options on which GPU is best for me.
CURRENT SPECS:
Phenom ii x4 2.6ghz
8gb RAM
Intergrated GPU
Diablotek PHD450 450watt
OPTION 1:
buy a new PSU and get the EVGA GTX 460

OPTION 2:
buy a new mobo and get the RADEON HD 6770 HIS IceQ X

OPTION 3:
get the RADEON HD 6850 ASUS

OPTION 4:
get the RADEON HD 6790 HIS IceQ x a new mobo and a new PSU
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the mobo i am getting with option 2, 3, and 4: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the PSU i am getting with 4 and 1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2011 11:43:37 PM

Heard lot of ppl had problems with this PSU u have.
Maybe time to not get risky damaging ur rig and buy a new PSU?
So I vote for option 1 or 4!!
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2011 11:49:20 PM

vitornob said:
- btw, why would u need a new mobo?

- And for the PSU:
For $20 more u get same brand, but 80plus Silver certified (other is bronze), and a 650w psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Do ur budget accomodates this psu?

probably wants OCing capability for that cpu.
I would go for option 4. that card+ the OCing of your cpu will be a nice gain for you
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October 12, 2011 11:50:28 PM

ehh, it fits my budget yes, but just barely. I need a new mobo beacuse even though mine is DDR3 and AM3 it only has a pcie 1.0 slot, not a 2.0. i find 2.1 GPU's to be buggy in a 1.0 slot.
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October 12, 2011 11:51:09 PM

ad yes, i do need to OC my cpu.
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thats a nice PSU for that cheap? wow, just made my budget that much eaiser lol
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2011 11:52:24 PM

WindowsDOS said:
ehh, it fits my budget yes, but just barely. I need a new mobo beacuse even though mine is DDR3 and AM3 it only has a pcie 1.0 slot, not a 2.0. i find 2.1 GPU's to be buggy in a 1.0 slot.

i dunno if buggy is the word, you might get a tiny amount of performance reduction, but the slots/cards should be backwards compatible. with that said, a new mobo can never hurt, especially if you want to overclock your cpu
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October 12, 2011 11:54:07 PM

Yeah. My mobo is quite old too. It's a M68mt s2p btw.
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2011 11:58:00 PM

WindowsDOS said:
Yeah. My mobo is quite old too. It's a M68mt s2p btw.

that system will be very balanced once you get everything into place; ill stick by option 4 as my recommendation for you.
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October 12, 2011 11:58:39 PM

thanks, awesome! :D 
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October 12, 2011 11:59:11 PM

Best answer selected by WindowsDOS.
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a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2011 12:00:35 AM

WindowsDOS said:
thanks, awesome! :D 

not a problem; was glad to help. Happy gaming
one more thing; you have 8gb of ram, and that new mobo you want is 2 slots. you have 4 sticks? if you have 4 you will be limited to 4gb ram, but that should still be plenty for you to game with and not have any issues. They make 8gb kits on 2 sticks for your next upgrade if thats somethign you want to stick to
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October 13, 2011 12:15:05 AM

nah, two sticks of 4gb
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a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2011 12:25:31 AM

WindowsDOS said:
nah, two sticks of 4gb

Great then, have fun!
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