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August 1, 2012 7:00:55 AM

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/ite...

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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August 1, 2012 7:10:28 AM

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/ite...

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
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August 1, 2012 7:13:09 AM

No, the motherboard won't hold back a 6870.
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August 1, 2012 7:14:07 AM

man any idea how this will run dayz in 1080p?
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August 1, 2012 7:16:15 AM

oh and what motherboard should i buy relative to a 6870?
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August 1, 2012 7:17:20 AM

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
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August 1, 2012 7:17:24 AM

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)
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August 1, 2012 7:18:47 AM

You will be able to play Dayz on high settings with the HD 6870 @ 1080p. Your PSU/mobo will handle the card fine.
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August 1, 2012 7:19:13 AM

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?
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August 1, 2012 7:20:58 AM

Where did you see the specification for the motherboard? I couldn't find one anywhere on the page.
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August 1, 2012 7:25:53 AM

and how does the 6770 do on dayz?
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August 1, 2012 7:27:34 AM

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.
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August 1, 2012 7:33:49 AM

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=N82E168...

Yes, a 6950 or 570 will fulfill your gaming needs for sure. As will the mobo and PSU. But get the 570 :p .
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August 1, 2012 7:46:04 AM

GangsterPete said:
is it still worth buying if this is 70 dollars cheaper?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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.
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August 1, 2012 1:42:03 PM

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