i have a radeon hd 5570 in my desktop right now. i was looking to upgrade it to a 6850 and just wanted to hear your guys opinions on it. im lookin to play some games like bf3, ME3, mw3, and maybe some sports games.
i will also be upgrading my psu and wanted to know if thermaltake is a good brand?
Well, that depends. A 6850 would be a good upgrade although the 6870 is unbeatable for only a few bucks more. Thermaltake is okay. That's it, just okay. I would prefer a Corsair or Antec PSU, as they offer some excellent low cost options. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
How much were you looking to spend? It looks like your tower currently only has a 300w power supply. Thermaltake make fairly decent power supplies but I would recomment a corsair/antec/cooler master PSU over a thermaltake one.
The 6850 is pretty good but the new 7xxx GPUs look like a better buy. Also which country would you be purchasing from?
whats important is the amps on the 12+ rail on the psu and not as much the overall wattage to run cards. if its lacking, then you will have to buy a new psu+card. if its enough, a new card would be fine by itself. though I would make the jump from 6850 to 6870 since there is some significant fps increase for the smaller price difference there(between 4 - 15 fps on average depending on game and settings)
I to agree with above posts and the PSU's you should go with what was said above. Corsair, Antec,Seasonic, and XFX brands are the ones to get. You have to realize that the PSU is the most important hardwear.
With out a PSU you have nothing. It is recomended to buy a good one. Also the 6870 right now is on sale for $129.99 right now. I don't know how long it will last. Here is a link to it and Good luck to you.
Yes it is possible but it is just better to use the PCI-E connectors versus adapters, if you overclock it might not be able to power it and they are just less reliable because in come cases they are on separate power rails.