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hi guys,
well i'm thinking about upgrading my graphics since i am running stuff on my HIS HD Radeon 4350 512mb (silent).
i might try cross fire or a single card setup.i have a P8z77-m mobo and don't want to run on an nvidia card.
thanks all.
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  1. What is your budget? Please provide the specs for the rest of your system as well as a list of the games/apps you play. We definitely need to know what make/model of power supply you are using.
  2. Depending on budget and PSU go this order.
    7770
    6850
    6870
    7850
    7870
    7950
    7970

    From worst to best.
  3. MF8461 said:
    hi guys,
    well i'm thinking about upgrading my graphics since i am running stuff on my HIS HD Radeon 4350 512mb (silent).
    i might try cross fire or a single card setup.i have a P8z77-m mobo and don't want to run on an nvidia card.
    thanks all.

    Your motherboard has only one full X16 graphics slot and the other X4 is not suitable for crossfire.
    Not that I recommend any dual card solution anyway, so long as a good single card will do the job.

    Any card you get will be a significant jump in capability.

    How good you can do may be limited by your power supply and case dimensions.

    More info is needed.
  4. Tell us your budget and power supply manufacturer. We can't help you unless you tell us.
  5. dottorrent said:
    Tell us your budget and power supply manufacturer. We can't help you unless you tell us.

    I think the last 4 people that posted the same thing kind of got that covered.
  6. kk system first

    MOBO: P8Z77-m-crossfire motherboard
    RAM: 8GB KINGSTON HYPERX memory
    PSU: coolermaster 500watt standard
    CPU: i3 2120 3.3Ghz (dual core)
    HDD: westerndigital caviar 2TB (green)
    GPU:HIS HD 4350 512mb (silent)
    OS: Windows 7 64bit (home premium)
    Fans: stock cpu fan,stock psu fan,1 case fan.
    anything else?

    budget around $ 50-80. :)

    moniter- asus VW222u
  7. might get a new case-or motherboard-and i could save up money and maybe PSU
  8. Well depending on the series of CM PSU that could be awful, but unitll model is posted we can't be sure. I'd try to save up some more money for a GPU. The 7750 or 7770 is the minimum I'd try to buy although you can get a 6670 (GDDR5 in that price range).
  9. andrewcarr said:
    Well depending on the series of CM PSU that could be awful, but unitll model is posted we can't be sure. I'd try to save up some more money for a GPU. The 7750 or 7770 is the minimum I'd try to buy although you can get a 6670 (GDDR5 in that price range).

    http://www.msy.com.au/index.jsp -this is my closest and cheapest computer shop i know this is where i go when i buy something.
    also on the PSU it had product no.:RA-500-PCAR-J3 printed on it.-eXtreme power plus.
  10. so, any other choices?? for $100 mark?
  11. Hey buddy if you are looking to bump up why dont you try this for ure budget if you can go 30$ more

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/PNY-VCGGTX550TVXPB-GeForce-GTX550-Ti-1GB-GDDR5-PCIE-Video-Card-/350592618843?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item51a0f2d15b

    And maybe you should upgrade ure PSU too mate
  12. O sorry did'nt see you don't want a nvidia card sorry.
  13. He's out of the US so he can't get those anyways and secondly the 7770 is more powerful than both of those cards and the 7750 is about equal to their performance.
  14. You do know he's in Australia and not the UK and posted the website he would like to buy from.

    Read the thread :pfff:
    I know this is a low blow but you thought that your motherboard would bottle neck your CPU. Do yourself and read a bit more before recommending parts.
  15. I can't find anything on that PSU so I'll just assume it isn't great since it only has one PCI-E 6 pin port which for a 500W rated PSU is just off. For example one of these I would trust and would allow you to get a better GPU.
    http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7319
    Still only 500W as that's all you need (actually has two PCI-E connectors) but a much better unit that I'd trust.

    So now to GPU. As I said I would recommend a new PSU but these can run on your current unit (also the 7850 but I feel that's out of your price range and is better than all of these listed).
    7770- http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8722
    6850- http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=6838

    Now if you do upgrade your PSU you can also run this GPU. I wouldn't even attempt it on the current one.
    http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=6839
  16. Nice PSU there but I would need more watts, i could just buy an adapter http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=417
    , i have the spare power pins.i'll find my own thanks anyway, also $125? bit too much

    Just to say, I don't want anything overkill just some thing that will run world of tanks on high at about 35-45 fps around there
  17. andrewcarr said:
    You do know he's in Australia and not the UK and posted the website he would like to buy from.

    Read the thread :pfff:
    I know this is a low blow but you thought that your motherboard would bottle neck your CPU. Do yourself and read a bit more before recommending parts.

    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/default.php
    this shops not too far away either, but bit more expensive.
  18. I wouldn't use those their not reliable and are the reason many PSU fail. Theirs a reason that the PSU didn't come with those connectors in the first place.
  19. andrewcarr said:
    I can't find anything on that PSU so I'll just assume it isn't great since it only has one PCI-E 6 pin port which for a 500W rated PSU is just off. For example one of these I would trust and would allow you to get a better GPU.
    http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7319
    Still only 500W as that's all you need (actually has two PCI-E connectors) but a much better unit that I'd trust.

    So now to GPU. As I said I would recommend a new PSU but these can run on your current unit (also the 7850 but I feel that's out of your price range and is better than all of these listed).
    7770- http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8722
    6850- http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=6838

    Now if you do upgrade your PSU you can also run this GPU. I wouldn't even attempt it on the current one.
    http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=6839

    The HD 6850 is alright i've heard good things about it but powercolour? Are they alright at GPUs?
  20. I've haven't had much personal experience with them (have bought a 5570 of theirs a while back when first started to get into computer). I haven't heard too much bad about them but I'll admit their not the best. The prices on those cards are very good though and definitely worth consideration. As for the 6850 unless you want to spend the extra money on a 7850 that's the best GPU I'd trust your PSU to support. By the way a 7850 is about $210.
  21. Is my moniter old? The screen sometimes flickers.
    AOC? http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9499
  22. I don't think that looks bad by the specs but I've never heard about that company.
  23. MF8461 said:
    Is my moniter old? The screen sometimes flickers.
    AOC? http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9499


    If you monitor screen flickers, it is most likely on the road to failure.
    With an unknown brand, it is probably not worth trying to repair it.
  24. geofelt said:
    If you monitor screen flickers, it is most likely on the road to failure.
    With an unknown brand, it is probably not worth trying to repair it.

    i'm not trying to repair the moniter, it's that AOC is a moniter brand. And they have decent moniters.
  25. MF8461 said:
    i'm not trying to repair the moniter, it's that AOC is a moniter brand. And they have decent moniters.


    AOC is a name unknown to me; not that that means much.

    If you think it may be worth repairing, contact the AOC repair facility and see what it might cost you, or at least see what they say about diagnosing the cause of your symptoms.
  26. andrewcarr said:
    I don't think that looks bad by the specs but I've never heard about that company.

    AOC arts of colours
  27. you've got it wrong. do i need to upgrade to a better moniter?
    i am curruntly using a very very old ASUS VW222U.
    look at the bottom of my specs.
  28. Best answer
    MF8461 said:
    you've got it wrong. do i need to upgrade to a better moniter?
    i am curruntly using a very very old ASUS VW222U.
    look at the bottom of my specs.


    First, try the monitor on another pc to see if the flickering persists.
    If it still does, and the flickering bothers you, then yes, it is time to replace it.
  29. k thanks, though on my old computer flickered more.
  30. MF8461 said:
    http://www.msy.com.au/index.jsp -this is my closest and cheapest computer shop i know this is where i go when i buy something.
    also on the PSU it had product no.:RA-500-PCAR-J3 printed on it.-eXtreme power plus.


    Hi MF8461 - I'd be a little cautious - the 500w extreme power plus you mention is on 'Johnny Lucky's (longtime knowledgeable Tom's HW forum contributor)
    "Lemon" list. It might be OK for your needs but just be aware that it is on the 'Lemon List'

    Tom
  31. Thanks guys but i've made my mind i might as well save up for a better moniter.
    the games you play only look as good as what you display them on-PC power play.
  32. Best answer selected by MF8461.
  33. credits got to goefelt
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