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Can I run a 7850 or 7870?

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March 29, 2012 5:27:40 AM

Hi everyone,
Can I run a 7850 or a 7870 on my current setup. Will there be any bottlenecks or any reason why it would not be a good idea?

CPU INTEL|C2Q Q6600 "Kentsfield" 2.40G 775 8M R

MOBO GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L P35+ICH9

HD 320G|WD 7K 16M SATA2 WD3200AAKS

MEM 1Gx4|A-DATA ADQVE1A16K R

Current GPU VGA POWERCOLOR AX3870 512MD3-PH RTL

PSU 500W Earthwatts EA-500

I game at 1920x1080 and would like to play diablo III and GWII on high settings.

Thanks

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March 29, 2012 5:47:52 AM

I'm not too sure if Diablo III and Guild Wars II (I think that's the game you're referring to right?) are CPU or GPU intensive. But I think the CPU might be a potential bottleneck to those cards.
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March 29, 2012 5:59:43 AM

Yes I am referring to Guild wars 2. I want a card that will last through the next year or so of games, then I will do a new build. I want to get everything out of this one first though. I also play would like to play battle field 3 on higher settings as well.
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March 29, 2012 6:07:41 AM

Ahhh okay. I think the 7850 would be a great choice if you're going to do a build next year, and I hear they overclock like a champ. Maybe even recycle it for that build? (Unless you're getting something better that is) But yes I THINK you should be fine.

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March 29, 2012 6:25:00 AM

If this is a temp build, just grab a 6850 and get something better for your new pc.
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March 29, 2012 6:35:51 AM

gary1 said:
If this is a temp build, just grab a 6850 and get something better for your new pc.


Ah...I had forgotten that option! Must be a sign that I need sleep :lol: 
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