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August 16, 2012 9:02:27 PM

I have an AMD Radeon 7570, Gigabyte 2AC8 Motherboard, AMD FX 6100 CPU and a 300w power supply, but I will upgrade that.
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August 16, 2012 9:07:07 PM

Depends on what you want to do with your pc. Gaming on 1920x1080 on high/ultra settings? If the answer is a yes then I recommend you to build a new pc.

- Fastreaction
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August 16, 2012 9:11:09 PM

Also, my budget will be $200, I want to record Minecraft (with the Sonic's Unbelievable Shader's Mod) at 720p, play Skyrim at high graphics smoothly, Tribes Ascend, Sniper Elite V2, Counter Strike Global Offence, and Sniper Ghost Warrior 2.
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August 16, 2012 9:55:30 PM

Sounds like a HP Pavilion you've got there.

Anyway, with that computer, I would recommend both a power supply upgrade and a new video card. You can get a Radeon HD6850 and a new power supply for just about that price.

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

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

Should run all of those games on pretty good settings.
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August 16, 2012 10:49:57 PM

Yes, I do have a HP Pavilion, and I was wondering what's better, the Radeon 6850 or 6870, also what company? XFX or Sapphire?
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August 16, 2012 11:20:53 PM

Talking about video cards names bigger is better, so the 6870 is better than the 6850 and the 6850 is better than the 6770
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August 16, 2012 11:48:33 PM

The 6870 is faster than the 6850, but if you want to shell out for the 6870 make sure to get a new power supply.
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August 16, 2012 11:55:00 PM

Deemo13 said:
The 6870 is faster than the 6850, but if you want to shell out for the 6870 make sure to get a new power supply.

Yes I know to get a better power supply, but what company should I get? Not the power supply company, I'm talking about the graphics card company. XFX, Sapphire or HIS?
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August 16, 2012 11:58:47 PM

TheOnlyDavid said:
Yes I know to get a better power supply, but what company should I get? Not the power supply company, I'm talking about the graphics card company. XFX, Sapphire or HIS?


Whichever has the better deal really, they are all decent. I dont think 1 company has a significantly lower RMA rate over the other.
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August 17, 2012 12:28:35 AM

Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, etc.
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August 17, 2012 12:36:13 AM

OK, now I'm looking at the GeForce GTX 560, and does the 2.1 PCI Express have backwards compatibility to PCI Express 2.0? Also how would the GeForce GTX 560 go up against the Radeon HD 6870?
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August 17, 2012 8:32:02 AM

The GTX560 gives close to the exact same performance as the 6870. And they are all compatible.
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