Closed Upgrading my gpu help Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Product Last response: July 1, 2012 8:34 AM in Graphics & Displays Share itrollzz June 20, 2012 11:22:59 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (june 29) BUDGET RANGE: ($200+) USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:Gaming like bf3, rage, left for dead 2 etc.. and watching movies CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: GeForce GT 520 Video Card and 450wPSU OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: (intel i5 2500k, MSI P67a-c43 b3,16gb ram.case has like 5 fans. PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS :newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Puerto Rico PARTS PREFERENCES: any OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes MONITOR RESOLUTION: using an HD LCD has monitor ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just for all around gaming Hope this information helps, sorry if Im not that specific but I dont know much about tech stuff. Also I was looking around and the geforce gtx 670 caught my eye but if you can recommend something cheaper that will do the work it would be better. More about : upgrading gpu doron June 20, 2012 11:47:02 PM What's your power supply make and model? Deemo13 a c 178 U Graphics card June 21, 2012 12:01:31 AM If its a good power supply, its worth keeping. If not, then we may as well get rid of it. The 520 is a nice card to put in like HTPC builds, but not at all for gaming. Cheaper than the 670 would drop you in the GTX570 and HD7850 territory. Those run at around $250 or somewhere. The HD6950 is a good card at the $200 price point right now. Related resources Upgrading my GPU & PS need help HP Pavilion - Forum Help Upgrading GPU + buying W7 (200-300$) - Forum Help on upgrading GPU . - Forum Upgrading My GPU (need help for around $150) - Forum Help upgrading GPU - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution randomkid a b U Graphics card June 21, 2012 12:11:20 AM +1 to 7850 if the PSU is of good brand but if not, better upgrade the PSU along with the GPU but it will means cutting in terms of GPU: Here is a GPU+PSU option for $230 but only $190 after Mail In Rebate: XFX 6870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Corsair CX500 V2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... itrollzz June 21, 2012 2:12:05 AM doron said:What's your power supply make and model? Psu is a ultra professional randomkid a b U Graphics card June 21, 2012 6:23:01 AM Its a noname to me but the description in the internet looks decent enough: 24A @+12V & it have 1x6PIN PCIe connector. http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&client=fir... http://www.directron.com/ultlsp450.html#caption Should be fine with a 7850 but not with anything more than 1x6PIN PCIe connector. itrollzz July 1, 2012 1:07:33 AM Best answer selected by itrollzz. Mousemonkey a c 245 U Graphics card July 1, 2012 8:34:41 AM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumUpgrading GPU help ? ForumHelp upgrading 5850 gpu and 955BE cpu ForumNeed help with upgrading my gpu ForumUpgrading GPU , advice needed please ForumHelp for a first time builder, upgrading psu and gpu ForumUpgrading gpu to gtx 590 or radeon hd 6990. Help . ForumUpgrading gpu to gtx 590 or amd 7990 Help . ForumHelp and advice: Upgrading my 3yr old PC HP e9220y, GPU n Power supply ForumUpgrading GPU and CPU, need some help ForumUpgrading GPU to prepare for SWTOR.. need help ForumAsus 660ti DCU2 SLI, 680 DCU2 TOP or 7970 Matrix ForumUpgrading GTS250, Need help! ForumHelp Upgrading Radeon HD 4670 512mb DDR2 ForumCan't run Diablo 3, need help on upgrading ForumUpgrading my intel HD 3000, HELP More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !