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Upgrading from Radeon HD 6450

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September 8, 2012 9:30:38 AM

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:p rimary 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:o verclocking:Maybe Crossfire/Sli:Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:Must be able to run ArmA 3

More about : upgrading radeon 6450

a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2012 10:27:23 AM

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
a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2012 10:37:21 AM

HD 7850 is what you are looking for.
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September 8, 2012 1:27:17 PM

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.
a c 291 U Graphics card
September 8, 2012 3:37:37 PM

No, it's poor quality. Go with quality brands: Antec, Seasonic, FSP, PC Power&Cooling, Corsair, XFX.
September 9, 2012 10:26:19 AM

Would my CPU bottleneck a 7850 or 7870?
September 9, 2012 11:10:28 AM

Only in certain games. In Arma 3, yes, your CPU may be the bottleneck (based on Arma 2's current state).
September 9, 2012 12:53:14 PM

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/powersupp...
September 10, 2012 11:28:35 AM

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/powersupp...


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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