Need help in selecting gpu

Hello,i want to buy amd radeon 7770, but i am not sure if my system is good enough for modern games, following is my system spec:
cpu: intel core 2 quad Q9300 (2.5ghz)
gpu: nvidia 9500 gt(512mb ram)
hard disk:seagate 500 gb
ram: 2gb DDR2 (800mhz)
OS:window 7 (32bit)

so, will upgrading my gpu to 7770 be good enough to play most modern games in high to ultra-high settings
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  1. your rig is good enough

    the 7770 plays games at medium high. you need something like a 7850, 6870, or a 7870 to reach those settings. ill suggest you one if you want
  2. TheBigTroll said:
    your rig is good enough

    the 7770 plays games at medium high. you need something like a 7850, 6870, or a 7870 to reach those settings. ill suggest you one if you want


    thanks a ton, a suggestion will be very helpful.
  3. fuzg13z said:


    thanks man, what i want to ask is that right now i have a monitor with resolution 1680 * 1050,i want to buy a gpu which can play games like crysis 2 and battlefield 3 on high or ultra settings in this resolution, also if i get a new monitor with full hd resolution my gpu should be able play these games on high-ultra settings at full hd resolution.

    so in short i want a gpu which can play games at 1080p at high to ultra settings, can u suggest me some card for that.
  4. TheBigTroll said:
    your rig is good enough

    the 7770 plays games at medium high. you need something like a 7850, 6870, or a 7870 to reach those settings. ill suggest you one if you want



    hey, i want to ask you one more thing i have intel DP35DP motherboard which has PCIE X16 v 1.0 slot so, are modern gpu with PCIE V 3.0 comptible with v 1.0, and will be there be significant gaming performance loss on my motherboard.
  5. not too badly. my friend didnt see too much of a problem when he put his 6870 into his gen 1 slot. should be okay even up to a 7870 although not too recomened

    heres a good 7850 for cheap
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102999&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    if you want a 7870, here you go but make sure your PSU has 2 pci-e power plugs
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=69829&vpn=FX787ACDFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1368
  6. TheBigTroll said:
    not too badly. my friend didnt see too much of a problem when he put his 6870 into his gen 1 slot. should be okay even up to a 7870 although not too recomened

    heres a good 7850 for cheap
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102999&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    if you want a 7870, here you go but make sure your PSU has 2 pci-e power plugs
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=69829&vpn=FX787ACDFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1368



    how about http://www.corsair.com/builder-series-cx430.html, is this good for my system
  7. Whilst 430w may be adequate, would prefer 500w, to give you more options, especially if you may use older, and less efficient GPU. If you want GPU to play everything well, at 1080p, and close to highest settings, you should be thinking HD7870, or GTX 660, or above.
  8. the cx430 can only supply 300w of power really.this is much better

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1210
  9. malbluff said:
    Whilst 430w may be adequate, would prefer 500w, to give you more options, especially if you may use older, and less efficient GPU. If you want GPU to play everything well, at 1080p, and close to highest settings, you should be thinking HD7870, or GTX 660, or above.


    thanks, but the problem is, here in India HD7870 is quite expensive (around $380) and my budget is around $200 so it won't be possible for me to buy that card.
  10. how about the 7850?
  11. TheBigTroll said:
    the cx430 can only supply 300w of power really.this is much better

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1210


    thanks for suggestion, but i am not sure if that PSU is available in India, instead how about this one http://www.flipkart.com/seasonic-eco-500-watts-psu/p/itmddqq8dzqzkzdy?pid=PSUDDQPPZZYAGRWT&ref=6c863202-ad3d-4ad8-95f3-bc2f272786ad.

    This is the best E-commerce site in India and i will be to buy any products only from this site, so if you don't mind can you please take a look around the site suggest me a PSU.
  12. that psu you selected should be good. its seasonic anyways
  13. kunal08soni said:
    thanks, but the problem is, here in India HD7870 is quite expensive (around $380) and my budget is around $200 so it won't be possible for me to buy that card.

    The most potent graphics card, at around that budget, would appear to be HD6870.
  14. TheBigTroll said:
    how about the 7850?

    i think i will go with hd7850, should i go with 2gb version or 1gb version of this card,there is like 110$ price difference between these two versions.
  15. holy cow. get the 1gb then
  16. TheBigTroll said:
    holy cow. get the 1gb then


    hey one more thing, do you think my cpu(intel core 2 quad q93000 2.5ghz) is good for gaming
  17. it will do. keep in mind that it is around the same lvl as a i3 2100
  18. TheBigTroll said:
    it will do. keep in mind that it is around the same lvl as a i3 2100


    ok its final then, gonna buy hd7850 1gb and seasonic eco 500w psu.


    thanks for your help and suggestions man.
  19. no problem
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