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November 4, 2012 1:46:41 PM

Can I upgrade to an HD 7870 and is it a good card I currently have around £250 to spend.

http://www.ebuyer.com/349749-sapphire-hd-7870-ghz-editi...

http://www.ebuyer.com/269259-corsair-600w-cx-series-v2-...

My current specs are
i5-3470
HD 6750
430w psu
8gb RAM
P8H77-MLE

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Anonymous
November 4, 2012 1:56:33 PM

Not a bad PSU the CX600, I've got this one, but you need an M-ATX PSU as your board is M-ATX form factor. I will warn you that if you try to use an ATX power unit with an M-ATX board you could potentially damage components. Meanwhile the card I'm not too sure about. I'm not an ATI person ever since getting two faulty cards in a row from Sapphire. By the looks of the benchmarks the HD 7870 GHz Edition seems to do pretty well. You will need at least 500 watts for this GPU, but it's better to go for 600 watts or more. If honest your current system isn't too bad either. The CPU may hold you back a little.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7870_Fle...

You'll have to wait for someone who actually owns this card to comment :p 
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November 4, 2012 2:13:36 PM

Anonymous said:
Not a bad PSU the CX600, I've got this one, but you need an M-ATX PSU as your board is M-ATX form factor. I will warn you that if you try to use an ATX power unit with an M-ATX board you could potentially damage components. Meanwhile the card I'm not too sure about. I'm not an ATI person ever since getting two faulty cards in a row from Sapphire. By the looks of the benchmarks the HD 7870 GHz Edition seems to do pretty well. You will need at least 500 watts for this GPU, but it's better to go for 600 watts or more. If honest your current system isn't too bad either. The CPU may hold you back a little.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7870_Fle...

You'll have to wait for someone who actually owns this card to comment :p 



Thanks for your reply but what do you mean by M-ATX? my current PSU is CX430.
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November 4, 2012 2:16:44 PM

@ Bigdownloader
M-ATX is a motherboard size. It has nothing to do with what psu you can use.

@erttg
Your plan is good.

You will get fair value for the graphics card. The market is very competitive.
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Anonymous
November 4, 2012 2:16:53 PM

Micro-ATX form factor. I looked up your motherboard and apparently it's M-ATX. Have you listed the correct board?
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Anonymous
November 4, 2012 2:19:58 PM

Oh goodness, I'm such a fool :o 

I should have read more first :/ 

Feel like removing my mistakes... Nah I'll let it stay.
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November 4, 2012 2:38:07 PM

So is it a good plan to get the hd 7870 and CX600? and that PSU will work fine on my mother board?
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Anonymous
November 4, 2012 2:42:40 PM

According to geofelt, it doesn't matter what PSU you use, so it should be fine. The CX600 v2 is a good choice and it has a 3 year warranty. The HD 7870 should be good too, but make sure you have enough room in your case! If you're unsure, measure the inside of the case and look at the dimensions of the card.
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November 4, 2012 2:42:52 PM

erttg said:
So is it a good plan to get the hd 7870 and CX600? and that PSU will work fine on my mother board?

Your plan will work.
the psu will work.
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November 4, 2012 2:52:54 PM

thanks a lot guys.
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November 4, 2012 2:53:30 PM

Best answer selected by erttg.
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