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Upgrading radeon hd 4890

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April 1, 2012 10:07:49 AM

Hi guys,
since I'm having fan problems with my current hd 4890 (it staggers and stops every 5-10seconds) and i think i've had heating problems ever since i bought it, it gets to hot (70-80celsius) and the computer shuts down.

And so i feel like it's time to upgrade atleast the graphic card.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: as soon as possible
BUDGET RANGE: 200-300usd

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
I mainly play WoW and diablo3 and i also do a lot of cad and comsol. I would like to be able to run the games on ultra while streaming ( i suppose it's graphics related somehow?).

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:
radeon hd 4890 and Fortron Source Blue Storm II 350W

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
intel core 2 duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
Gigabyte EP45-DS3L mobo
2x1gb kingston ddr2
2x1gb A-data technology ddr2
I also have a extra (rather small) fan mounted in the chassi
and my current graphics card barely fit into my case

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
http://www.pricerunner.se/t/9/Datorkomponenter
www.komplett.se

Sweden

but prices should be somewhat the same around the world ( I'm not to picky)

PARTS PREFERENCES:none

OVERCLOCKING: maybe, I've nerver done it before and i prefer not to mess with brand new things SLI OR CROSSFIRE: preferably not

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
so what do you think? should i be upgrading more parts to avoid a major bottleneck?

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April 1, 2012 11:11:41 AM

http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=623543

I noticed that hardware prices is kinda steep, a 560 ti is 2000 SEK (~$300) while in newegg they can be get by $220.

I you may encounter bottleneck by this card, but if you do just overclock it to ~3.8Ghz, if you can't then, get this:

http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=620247

To use this those card I recommend you upgrade your PSU to this at least:

http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=635819
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