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February 10, 2013 5:55:52 PM

Right now I have a 6670 and I'm looking to upgrade. I have this power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What is the best graphics card I can get with this. My cpu is the A8-3870k which takes 100w

Would I be able to put this is my machine http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004F6GJAU/sr=8-2/qid=...

without any hazard of the card failing or my machine burning and eating my components?

I heard Nvidia GPUs are more psu efficient so nvidia gpus are fine too, doesn't have to be an amd one.

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February 10, 2013 5:58:30 PM

budget?

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February 10, 2013 5:59:38 PM

iceclock said:
budget?

Whatever the cost, I just want the best for 400w and something the A8 won't bottleneck.
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a b ) Power supply
February 10, 2013 6:06:16 PM

Get the 7850, it will do : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77797&vpn=FX-785A-ZNL4...
or this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both with free shipping and two games.
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February 10, 2013 6:09:15 PM

The first one is cheaper, 150$ after mir, the second one is in newegg, 160$ after mir, it's the same card, both places offers the same games.
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February 10, 2013 6:16:34 PM

djangoringo said:
The first one is cheaper, 150$ after mir, the second one is in newegg, 160$ after mir, it's the same card, both places offers the same games.

I'll probably get it from newegg, more trustworthy right? So if I get a DOA one or one that breaks, do I have to pay for return shipping and stuff to get a replacement? Also thanks for the links.
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February 10, 2013 6:24:52 PM

djangoringo said:
The first one is cheaper, 150$ after mir, the second one is in newegg, 160$ after mir, it's the same card, both places offers the same games.

Would it be better to go with this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

because the reviews on the 160 one has some negative ones.
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a b ) Power supply
February 10, 2013 6:26:47 PM

The xfx is fine, but if you want the sapphire, get it, it has a dual fan cooling system.
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February 10, 2013 6:33:09 PM

djangoringo said:
The xfx is fine, but if you want the sapphire, get it, it has a dual fan cooling system.

So what's the benefits between getting the 2GB version instead of the 1GB?

I found a good one on amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B007MLSGHE/ref=s... 170 with rebate, free shipping, free bioshock and tomb raider and 2GB. And it's from amazon :)  They have the best customer service.
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February 10, 2013 7:37:58 PM

djangoringo said:
It's out of stock, i think amazon doesn't offer the games in question.
There's this one with rebate : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77602&vpn=FX-785A-CNL4...

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

For 2GB versions, but if amazon really offers the games in question, and you can wait, you might get that one.

I found an identical one here http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Edition-DisplayPort-Graphics-... the review says the 2GB one offers much better performance for open world games. I might go with the 2GB one when it comes back in stock and I think they do offer the games, I'm gonna chat with the support about it.
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a b ) Power supply
February 10, 2013 7:46:30 PM

Yes, if it does offer the games, it's a good choice going with the msi twin frozr 7850 2GB.
Just make sure it will have and at what time it will be on stock(you might wait a few days).
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February 10, 2013 8:08:35 PM

djangoringo said:
Yes, if it does offer the games, it's a good choice going with the msi twin frozr 7850 2GB.
Just make sure it will have and at what time it will be on stock(you might wait a few days).

Thanks again for the help! I can't wait for my new gpu :D  So am I going to experience bottlenecking or none, I'm most concerned about this.
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a b ) Power supply
February 10, 2013 8:11:15 PM

ya 2 gigs will help u with games that require more than just 1gig of vram :) 

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a b ) Power supply
February 10, 2013 8:11:57 PM

romeodakins said:
Thanks again for the help! I can't wait for my new gpu :D  So am I going to experience bottlenecking or none, I'm most concerned about this.



It will not bottleneck, it's a decent cpu, and the card itself pays off, with two games wit a value of ~120$.
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a b ) Power supply
February 10, 2013 8:12:49 PM

yes it will. with games that use more than 1gig of vram.

theres already games that use more than 1 gig

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a b ) Power supply
February 10, 2013 8:13:55 PM

yes your mobo supports pci-express cards. and runs at full speed of 16x. ultimate desired speed for a videocard.

100% compatible :) 

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a b ) Power supply
February 10, 2013 8:20:39 PM

romeodakins said:
Thanks, so I almost forgot, will the card fit in this mobo?
http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/F1A55M_LE/

and does the 2gb one take more watts?



No, the 7850 2GB twin frozr only takes one 6 pin pcie connector, so it's the same power consumption.
You have a pcie 2.0 slot, it's compatible with pcie 3.0, and it will fit.
@iceclock i was referring to the cpu.
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a b ) Power supply
February 10, 2013 8:22:24 PM

oh cool. im out

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February 10, 2013 8:25:16 PM

Best answer selected by romeodakins.
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February 10, 2013 8:25:41 PM

Thanks for the help iceclock and djangoringo :) 
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a b ) Power supply
February 10, 2013 8:27:42 PM

shur no prob. dj got good knowledge too :) . coolio

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