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I just bought a computer and i was wondering if my mobo and power supply would let me upgrade my graphics card, the pc is in this link.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1418813&pagenumber=2&RSort=1&csid=ITD&recordsPerPage=5&body=REVIEWS#CustomerReviewsBlock

i would like to upgrade to atleast a radeon 6870.
i'd also like to know how this computer would run the dayz mod as is with all the specs it has now

i think the mobo is a GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2 AM3

please help me :)
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  1. GangsterPete said:
    I just bought a computer and i was wondering if my mobo and power supply would let me upgrade my graphics card, the pc is in this link.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1418813&pagenumber=2&RSort=1&csid=ITD&recordsPerPage=5&body=REVIEWS#CustomerReviewsBlock

    i would like to upgrade to atleast a radeon 6870.
    i'd also like to know how this computer would run the dayz mod as is with all the specs it has now

    i think the mobo is a GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2 AM3

    please help me :)


    it has a 600 watt power supply so that should be good if i upgraded right?
    the motherboard is kindof crappy though and im not sure it will use a 6870 to the full potential
  2. No, the motherboard won't hold back a 6870.
  3. man any idea how this will run dayz in 1080p?
  4. oh and what motherboard should i buy relative to a 6870?
  5. I run a 6870 with a similar CPU and it will push most games to full graphics at 1080p. Anything super GPU heavy, such as Battlefield 3 or Metro 2033, will require lower graphics settings to achieve nice frame rates though.

    As far as Dayz, I had never heard of that until I Googled it a few seconds ago, so I have no idea. You should be fine though, based on how the 6870 performs in other games.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540
  6. assuming the psu can at least hold half of its specified wattage, you shouldnt have trouble with a 6870. an fx-4100 and a 6870 is fine(its similar to phenom 965be + 6870 to some extent) and will do okay, except that arma2 itself is a badly coded game at max resolutions. the build will do fine on smaller resolutions under 1920x1080 I belive.

    edit: though IMO, moving from a 6770 to a 6870 isn't the biggest of jumps. i would look into a 560ti or a 6950(when its on 200$ sale)
  7. You will be able to play Dayz on high settings with the HD 6870 @ 1080p. Your PSU/mobo will handle the card fine.
  8. so the mobo will be fine for an upgrade to the 6870?
    and could i play on medium or high with the 6770 in 1080p?
  9. Where did you see the specification for the motherboard? I couldn't find one anywhere on the page.
  10. http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/1113531-What-motherboard-do-I-have

    this guy bought the same computer and found out
  11. and how does the 6770 do on dayz?
  12. Best answer
    The motherboard should be fine, I wouldn't worry about it.
    And yes, a 6770 will play most games on at least medium detail. 1080p may be out of range though, you might need to drop down to 720p. Again though, i don't know how demanding Dayz is.
  13. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127562
    so this card would be fine with mobo and psu, and will run pretty much anything maxed?
  14. With the recent drop in price of the GTX 570, I would recommend the 570. It's the same price as the 6950, but around 10-25% more powerful.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127682

    Yes, a 6950 or 570 will fulfill your gaming needs for sure. As will the mobo and PSU. But get the 570 :P.
  15. is it still worth buying if this is 70 dollars cheaper?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987
  16. GangsterPete said:
    is it still worth buying if this is 70 dollars cheaper?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987


    Oh no it's not. At that price, the 6950 is a viable option. If you didn't want to spend $250, I would definitely recommend that 6950 at that price.
  17. Best answer selected by GangsterPete.
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