Best GPU for FX-8150 Black Edition

Hi, people. I just made an upgrade for my pc. I got the AMD FX-8150 Black edition.
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System Specs.
600w Power Supply.
AS Rock N68 V63 FX (I KNOW ITS CRAP).
4gb Ram DDR3.
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GS.
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My Budget is $200 appx.
I want it to run games like as best as it couyld get with this build and budget.
My resolution is 1920 X 1200. I could play with less :P

Now that i have the AMD CPU is it better for the gpu to be AMD or not?

I have stock cooling. (CPU Fan and 2 other 120mm fans). Is it enough?

Thank you very much, greeting from Costa Rica.
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759

    gtx 480 $200 exactly

    the other option is a hd 7850, but it costs $250

    the 480 is faster but consumes a lot more power and generated a lot more heat, but with a decent case you'll be okay, and i hope you psu is a quality one
  2. Ok thank you. Is it going to do his work or a my going to have issues?
  3. radeon hd 6870
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161396
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521
    cheap, power friendly, not strong enough to get choked by the fx 8150, good performance in gaming, more friendly to your psu :P....
  4. segurivirix said:
    Ok thank you. Is it going to do his work or a my going to have issues?


    its an excelent quality card, and very fast, you should have no problems, just tell me you psu brand and your case if you can
  5. Thank you. Is a 600 psu too lame?
  6. pau model is important as psu quality varies heavily from brand to brand. quality even varies among one manufacturer's different models. for example, if you have a corsair tx 650 v2, you'd be able to run an fx8150 and a radeon hd 6870 without a hitch. but if you have a cooler master extreme power plus psu, you might run into issues.
    edit: generic, bundled-with-case psus would be risky for running an fx 8150 as it is a quite power hungry cpu. it's power consumption gets higher when you overclock it.
  7. megagabobe1 said:
    its an excelent quality card, and very fast, you should have no problems, just tell me you psu brand and your case if you can

    Mmm... I have an small case. I know i fucked up with the size. And can't take a look at the PSU right know. Thank you for your help.
  8. de5_Roy said:
    pau model is important as psu quality varies heavily from brand to brand. quality even varies among one manufacturer's different models. for example, if you have a corsair tx 650 v2, you'd be able to run an fx8150 and a radeon hd 6870 without a hitch. but if you have a cooler master extreme power plus psu, you might run into issues.
    edit: generic, bundled-with-case psus would be risky for running an fx 8150 as it is a quite power hungry cpu. it's power consumption gets higher when you overclock it.
    I think i might get a better PSU. What are your recomendations? 900w??
  9. 900w would be overkill.
    if you don't oc or don't use a power hungry card, a corsair tx 650 v2 650w psu should be good. it depends on your current psu model though. if it is good enough, why spend on another, yes?
  10. A quality 650W will run the 480.
  11. I think ill keep the psu and if its gives me trouble ill upgrade. Thabnks for your help i think ill get the 6870! I appreciate your help.
  12. @amuffin: from the bd oc efficiency article:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bulldozer-efficiency-overclock-undervolt,3083-14.html
    http://media.bestofmicro.com/F/M/316786/original/efficiency_diagram.png
    check out the 4.6 ghz power use figure. that's with a radeon hd 6850.
  13. segurivirix said:
    I think ill keep the psu and if its gives me trouble ill upgrade. Thabnks for your help i think ill get the 6870! I appreciate your help.


    just one thing, if the psu fails, it could burn other components in your computer, are you sure you cant tell us wwhich brand is your psu??
  14. The brand is pretty important. Its like the difference between a Toyota and a Chevy
  15. de5_Roy said:
    @amuffin: from the bd oc efficiency article:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bulldozer-efficiency-overclock-undervolt,3083-14.html
    http://media.bestofmicro.com/F/M/316786/original/efficiency_diagram.png
    check out the 4.6 ghz power use figure. that's with a radeon hd 6850.


    THAT POWER USAGE!!!!!!! [:lutfij:2]
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