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[AMD Radeon] Upgrading Grapics card

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February 16, 2012 5:51:35 AM

I want to upgrade my graphics card to Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6950 2 gb or to Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6870 1 Gb card. Only thing i m confused about is will these card(any) going to fit in my computer case or not and also need some suggestion for PSU .

Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6950 2 gb

http://www.flipkart.com/computers/components/graphics-c...


Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6870

http://www.flipkart.com/computers/components/graphics-c...


My Desktop Picture :

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Below are my Desktop Details.


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Dell Studio Xps 435 MT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @2.67 Ghz

Intel X58 Chipset

12 Gigs of RAM

ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB Graphics Card

2 TB WD Green cavier Hard Drive

360 Watt Power Supply

Dell S2409W Flat Panel Monitor


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Plzz help me decide :??: 
a c 84 U Graphics card
February 16, 2012 7:40:06 AM

whats your dimension of the case?
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February 16, 2012 2:15:28 PM

You will need to upgrade your PSU. A 500W-550W model from a quality brand such as Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, or XFX would be sufficient.
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February 16, 2012 2:38:41 PM

Onus said:
You will need to upgrade your PSU. A 500W-550W model from a quality brand such as Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, or XFX would be sufficient.



Ok Thankx and What abt the Graphics cards ?? will they fit in the case ??


For PSU i guess this will do !!! Antec 650W

http://www.flipkart.com/computers/components/psu/antec/...
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a c 106 U Graphics card
February 16, 2012 2:57:26 PM

Odd case. While you might fit a 6950 in there it's going to intrude on the hard drive cage and you will need to remove the bottom hard drive so that you can connect the PCI-E power connector. You could go with a 6870 if the PCI-E connectors are rear facing so you can keep that second hard drive, but it's gonna be a pain fitting it in there.

With your PSU though I would go with a 6850 which is about as long as your current card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 84 U Graphics card
February 17, 2012 7:20:40 AM

in my opinion you should go with hd 6870 which is good enough and will be good for 1080p resolution and fit in your case and overclock your cpu and gpu for more better performance that psu that you suggested will be good with two pcie connector because the hd 6870 needs 2 pcie connector so you will be fine with your upgrade and it will give you a performance boost.:) 
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February 17, 2012 1:38:54 PM

Thanks guys !! Appreciate all ur suggestion ! :) 
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February 17, 2012 1:39:19 PM

Best answer selected by saurabhkoshti.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
February 17, 2012 3:25:43 PM

Upgrade your PSU before you go with a 6870, seriously. I still say you should stick with a 6850 though -_-
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February 18, 2012 6:59:25 AM

yes upgrade ur cpu first then buy a gpu but not a hd 6850 from hd 4850 didnt worth it hd 6870 will be the best bang for buck and best performer of its price in the resolution of 1080p it performs quite well.
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