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November 24, 2012 12:52:08 PM

Hello,
I am looking to upgrade my computer, I am looking to get a new GPU. Not really sure which to get though here are my current specs:
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K @ 3.50 GHz
Mobo: ASUS P8P67
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9)
OS: Windows 7 (x64)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti

The price range is somewhere around 217 pounds max.
I am looking for a card that can play skyrim fully modded with a soild 40 to 60 fps. Now obviously if that isn't possible i want to get as close to that as i can with the money i've got to spend.
My monitor is a Packard Bell Maestro223DXL at 1920x1080 resi.
Thanks in advance,
Erik.

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November 24, 2012 1:18:12 PM

Sunius said:
Hey. At that price, you got just enough money to get an HD 7950:

http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-amd-radeon-7950-hd-800...

That's the best card for the money and will play skyrim perfectly ;) .


Thank you mate. Quick question though... Will my power supply be adequate to power my system if i get that? My power supply is a 500 watt.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
November 24, 2012 1:23:46 PM

If it's from a quality brand, it will work without problems. However, if the 500 watt label is fake, I can't guarantee anything :) . Tell me the model!
a c 85 U Graphics card
November 24, 2012 1:46:05 PM

Hey, do you already have that i7? If not, you can save yourself a fair bit by getting an i5. The only difference between the two is hyperthreading, which games don't use anyways.
November 24, 2012 1:49:19 PM

Sunius said:
If it's from a quality brand, it will work without problems. However, if the 500 watt label is fake, I can't guarantee anything :) . Tell me the model!

It says "cooler master RS-500-PCAP-J3 on it"
The closest to it I could find is this one (its an A3 instead of J3.. not really sure what the difference is.. probably just that one of them is a newer model):
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=3738
November 24, 2012 1:49:45 PM

DarkSable said:
Hey, do you already have that i7? If not, you can save yourself a fair bit by getting an i5. The only difference between the two is hyperthreading, which games don't use anyways.

I already have everything stated above.
a c 291 U Graphics card
November 24, 2012 1:54:43 PM

Darn it, that power supply unit won't cut it. I wouldn't use it to power up HD 7950. I guess that 217 pounds budget is with power supply unit included? Something like this would be able to power up the card without any problems:

http://www.cclonline.com/product/55411/P1-450S-XXB9/Pow...
November 24, 2012 2:08:19 PM

Sunius said:
If it's from a quality brand, it will work without problems. However, if the 500 watt label is fake, I can't guarantee anything :) . Tell me the model!

Wondering if it is worth paying 22 pounds more for the overclocked FX-795A-TDBC at 900 MHz instead of 800 MHz... what do you think?

EDIT:
Hmmm well i think i can spare the extra money for the power supply... but im curious as to why it can't power my system? it says 500 watt, but i guess there is something im not seeing?

I am looking to get it the cheapest possible from a danish store, if I buy it from a UK store I don't get free shipping which makes it more expensive than the danish stores; would any of these powersupplies work?:
a c 291 U Graphics card
November 24, 2012 8:57:35 PM

Your current power supply has only one power connector. It also has only 18 amperes on 12 volt raid, which is really not much for a 500 watt unit - the one I recommended has 34A. In other words, the label is lying.

I don't think it's worth paying extra for overclocked one.

Could you give me a direct link to that shop? I'll find the best deal for you.
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