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Upgrade GPU and PSU for Asus Essentio CM6850-07

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
May 14, 2012 5:58:10 PM

I need to upgrade the graphics card and power supply on my computer. Currently playing Tera Online and noticing some pretty bad lag with the card the CPU came with (GT 530). I'm wondering what would be the best choice for my set-up, info below as well as what I'm currently thinking about. Hoping someone has some recommendations or can tell me if these parts won't work - I've never upgraded a machine before.

Thanks!



APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week

BUDGET RANGE: $150-$225 (GPU), $100 (PSU)

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Gaming: MMOs, Diablo3, Starcraft2, GuildWars2, etc...
Video: Movies/streaming (connected to 50" display)

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: nVidia GeForce GT 530
300W PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Asus Essentio CM6850-07

Processor Family Intel Core i7
Processor Speed 3.4 GHz
Processor Name Intel Core i7-2600
RAM 8 GB
Storage Capacity (as Tested) 1000 GB
Graphics Card nVidia GeForce GT 530
Primary Optical Drive Dual-Layer DVD+/-RW
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Premium Edition

Link: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388737,00.asp?tab...

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Amazon.com


Currently Looking at:

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 560 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2x DVI-I / mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, GV-N56GOC-1GI

Link: http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GeForce-mini-HDMI-Graphi...

Corsair Gaming Series 700-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms - CMPSU-700G

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-700-Watt-Certified-Compat...


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May 14, 2012 9:31:15 PM

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
$89.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$229.99 and a $30 rebate makes the final price $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The total price for these two are in your budget but you end up with a better video card and if you want the psu from Amazon then you can certianly do that and get the video card from Newegg or see if Amazon has the same card for the same or lower price. Either way you would be better off with the 560Ti then the 560.

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Graphics-Mini-HDMI-S...

Same price and it has the rebate.
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