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Upgrading Asus 1GB GTS250, Budget AUD$200-AUD$250

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November 26, 2012 11:26:54 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Some time this week or next

BUDGET RANGE: AUD$200-AUD$250 (Would like to spend AUD$200 or less, Otherwise $250 is the max)

GPU: Asus 1GB GTS250
PSU: Corsair 550W (Just remembering from memory; Just can't remember the exact model at this point in time)
CPU: Intel E6850 OC'd @ 3.6GHz
CPU COOLER: (Can't remember but it isn't stock)
RAM: 2*2GB Kingston DDR2 800
MOBO: Asus P5Q-SE
CASE: Coolermaster CAC-T05
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

PREFERRED WEBSITES
http://www.pcdiy.com.au/
http://www.msy.com.au/
(There are pdf files for the prices)

OVERCLOCKING Most probably later

MONITOR RESOLUTION 1360*768
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November 26, 2012 12:19:24 PM

well you could get away with something like gtx650ti. The next step up would be the hd7850 and gtx660 or even 7870 (2gig models)...

your card is a little slower than the gts450 in this graph

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7970_X_Turbo/...
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November 28, 2012 11:05:02 AM

Hmm interesting
I was thinking of those cards you mentioned (GTX 650 Ti, 7850 and 7870)

I asked around and I could probably get:
The Asus 1GB GTX 650 Ti for about $150
The Gigabyte 2GB GTX 650 Ti for about $190
The Gigabyte 2GB HD 7850 for about $215
and The Asus 2GB HD 7870 for about $215 as well

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November 28, 2012 11:17:09 AM

the hd 7870 is probably too powerful for 720p but if u can afford it, it wont be bad.
i mean: now it is an overkill but after 2-3 years it wont be, and if it is....
then after 4 years it DEFINATELY wont be.
and if u decide to buy an HD monitor in the future u wont have to buy a new graphics card.
7870>7850>650 ti
it's your choice, if u can afford it go for the 7870.
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November 29, 2012 12:57:00 PM

dheeraj9933 said:
the hd 7870 is probably too powerful for 720p but if u can afford it, it wont be bad.
i mean: now it is an overkill but after 2-3 years it wont be, and if it is....
then after 4 years it DEFINATELY wont be.
and if u decide to buy an HD monitor in the future u wont have to buy a new graphics card.
7870>7850>650 ti
it's your choice, if u can afford it go for the 7870.


Where would the 660 fit in there?
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November 29, 2012 6:11:20 PM

yeah
7870>660>7850>650 ti
like i said if u can, then go with 7870
or if u r sure u WILL play in 720p fo rmore than 2-3 years then going above 7850 is not great.
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December 2, 2012 12:48:51 PM

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December 2, 2012 12:49:27 PM

Thanks for your replies guys. I went with the Asus HD 7870 and couldn't be happier :D 
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