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Which card to replace NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT?

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November 16, 2012 9:55:12 PM

I am looking to replace my NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT with a new video card for basic / medium gaming.

I have a 300W PSU and a Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor. My specs are here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...

I need some help with deciding which video card I should go with.

I have read some good reviews on Tom's site about the HD Radeon 6670

http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GV-R667D3-1GI-Radeon-Cro...

But I am also considering the Radeon HD 7750
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GV-R775OC-1GI-Radeon-PCI...

Is my processor fast enough to support the 7750? I can probably overclock to 3Ghz. I likely won't add any new fans/cooling.

I am willing to install a new PSU if needed.

I'm pretty clueless when it comes to video cards so I'd really appreciate people's input
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November 16, 2012 10:03:32 PM

Yes it will support a 7750 and that was what I was going to recommend.
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November 16, 2012 10:16:45 PM

Thanks for the quick reply. Will I have to overclock to keep up with the 7750? Will my system still be stable at 3Ghz?
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November 16, 2012 10:21:37 PM

+1 for the 7750, its perfect for your current setup.
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November 16, 2012 11:46:48 PM

just curious, why XFX over the others?

Also, XFX and Sapphire are 800Mhz but Gigabyte is 880Mhz. Given my small PSU, would the 880Mhz use much less power?
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November 17, 2012 8:32:54 AM

http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/reviews/156783-gigabyte...

U can oc the other card's to that .

But as i said that 7750 will not draw more than 50 W from ur psu(That will be while the GPU is fully stressed).

So power its not a problem.

Up there i linked a review about gigabyte.

Gigabyte has 3 year warranty so get that card then.
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November 18, 2012 12:26:08 AM

Thanks for the great review and to everyone who has provided input. I am going to get one of the 7750 cards
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