Upgrading from Radeon HD 6450

Hello i am thinking of buying a new graphics card for my pc my budget is £180 at the most.

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:Primary use will be for gaming.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:current GPU is a AMD Radeon HD 6450 and my PSU is a unbranded 500w

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: CPU AMD FX 4170 @4.3GHz RAM 16GB Ballistic sport @1600 Mobo is a ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 with pci express 2.0

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Overclockers uk, novatech or any UK based store

PARTS PREFERENCES:Would prefer ATi/AMD but i will try nVidia if its better price for performance

OVERCLOCKING:Overclocking:Maybe Crossfire/Sli:Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:Must be able to run ArmA 3
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  1. first upgrade that unbranded psu .. it wont be able to handle any hi end graphics card.. for about your bugdet i would suggest a radeon hd 7870 or a gtx560 ti
  2. HD 7850 is what you are looking for.
  3. There you go :P. You do need to upgrade that power supply!

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£154.79 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Corsair 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£35.28 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £190.07
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-08 12:07 BST+0100)
  4. Thanks i think im settled on a 7850 but i would like a power suply that i could maybe use for crossfire in the future.
  5. No, it's poor quality. Go with quality brands: Antec, Seasonic, FSP, PC Power&Cooling, Corsair, XFX.
  6. Would my CPU bottleneck a 7850 or 7870?
  7. Only in certain games. In Arma 3, yes, your CPU may be the bottleneck (based on Arma 2's current state).
  8. willyroc said:
    Only in certain games. In Arma 3, yes, your CPU may be the bottleneck (based on Arma 2's current state).

    Im also thinking of upgrading my CPU to a FX 8150 or the 8350 when it is released.

    Also is this a suitable PSU?

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupplies/ocz600mxsp-uk.html
  9. JDSjoel said:
    Im also thinking of upgrading my CPU to a FX 8150 or the 8350 when it is released.

    Also is this a suitable PSU?

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupplies/ocz600mxsp-uk.html


    Yes, it is. However, I'd say get the card first, and hold out on the CPU until it is properly benched. :)
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