Hey guys I'm planning to upgrade to ATI Radeon 7850 by the end of this year.
So this is my specs :
Motherboard - MSI 770-C45
CPU - AMD Athlon II X3 455
RAM - 8 GB
HDD - 500 GB+
Graphics Card - ATI Radeon 3850
Power supply - 450W
As you can see I'm curious if 7850 can slot into my old motherboard. So can 7850 slot into my old motherboard without any error or problems ?
Yeah I'm going to upgrade my power supply too if this graphics card is suitable for my motherboard
About that. before this I use motherboard that only support to ddr2 ram. After that I upgrade motherboard that can use ddr3 ram. ( I use my brother old MSI 770 - C45 ) . Then I had to find a new cpu and I pick that cpu and upgrade to 8gb RAM. It already cost me RM 500 total in Malaysian Ringgit /150USD ( based on google currency ) For another upgrade my budget is RM 1000 / 300+USD ( hardware price may differ from different country ) .
So yeah I'm planning to upgrade to 7850 card and 550W PSU.
So, if I can achieve this upgrade , I hope can run future game at high / med settings game .
My resolution 1280 x 1024. Yeah just perfect for gaming resoultion
Most of the times I play top games such as Starcraft 2 , Diablo 3, Company of Heroes , DOTA 2, Skyrim , BF 3 ( LOWEST SETTS now ) , AC series and others top games that will come out soon next year. If can great graphics card that can handle Company of Heroes 2 and Command Conquer Generals 2 ! My favorite games mostly are rts , rpg and fps .
What is the price difference? You probably only need 1GB but more memory means more textures can be loaded. You wouldn't need it on anything that's currently out, but if it is a small price difference, it might be worth it.
its 100 difference here. Quite expensive . 150 usd for 1gb version .
Do you think I need to change my PSU ? 400W * ( not 450W ) I think currently I'm using 370W including 3850 now. maybe it does not make any much difference ?