What graphics card should I get?

Hello,
I have had a Powerspec B818 computer for quite a while now, i use it mostly for gaming ( Specs found here: http://www.microcenter.com/product/340211/B818_Desktop_Computer ) and i wanted to upgrade the Graphics card. I was wondering what card would be the best to get without having to change my power supply?
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  1. get a a7850
  2. the specs look sad. a 7850 might not even work due to the power draw and if the power supply does not have any extra cables
  3. The 7850 rarely goes over 100w power use.
  4. with that psu i'd only recommend the 7770 card.
  5. the 7850 is a good choice, although if you think your psu is not enough then get a 7770 or a new power supply. however i think even a 500w of a generic psu is enough for a 7850, but if there is no six pin power connector then there is little choice but to get a new psu if you want to get a 7850. here is a comparison of the two cards http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=678&card2=675
  6. I double checked the psu from the images and it has 2 pci express connectors and has 2x 12v rail of 18a 218w so the 7850 will do.
  7. Thanks guys, this has been very helpful. I think I'm going to try the 7850, considering 7770 doesn't support Windows XP.
  8. baconboy173 said:
    Thanks guys, this has been very helpful. I think I'm going to try the 7850, considering 7770 doesn't support Windows XP.



    what are you talking about ?
  9. swifty_morgan said:
    what are you talking about ?

    http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/7770/pages/radeon-7770.aspx#3

    Click the system requirements tab, 2nd last bullet
  10. Dont use the 7850 with windows xp or any dx11 card, if you want to take advantage of dx11 supported games use the windows 7, besides some recent games don't support windows xp.
    That thing xp for gaming is over, with the windows 7 any recent game will perform better even at dx9.
  11. why would anyone get xp any more? 7 is better if not just as good
  12. baconboy173 said:


    I didn't see where ONE card wasn't supported. it was talking about eyefinity wasn't it ?

    go to amd's driver site. type in drivers and select xp. you'll see they do make it. no reason it shouldn't work.
  13. swifty_morgan said:
    I didn't see where ONE card wasn't supported. it was talking about eyefinity wasn't it ?

    go to amd's driver site. type in drivers and select xp. you'll see they do make it. no reason it shouldn't work.


    Allright, sorry my bad, i didn't notice it was only for the eyefinity.

    I personally prefer windows XP, I'm not omitting 7 because i still have it on another partition. If a game comes out that is not compatible with XP, I'll just install it on my windows 7 partition.
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