Wanna buy a new graphics card

so i wanna buy a new graphic card for around 450 dollar to replace my gtx460 i am running this system:
asus m5a78l-le motherboard
8gb memory
amd fx 6100
coolermaster v8
crucial ss 128 gb time's 2

so what should i get is was thinking about trying something else then nvidia this time around
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  1. What's ur PSU ? It is one of the important factor to judge whether u have enough juice or PCI-E connectors in ur PSU to power up the new card.
  2. its a 650 watt coolermaster
  3. Do you have the model number and or series. Need to narrow it down a little more to find out amps, oem, wattage reliability.
  4. Specifications
    Model RS-650-PCAR-E3
    Type Intel Form Factor ATX12V V2.3
    Dimension (W / H / D) 150 x 86 x 140 mm
    Input Voltage 110 ~ 115V / 220 ~ 230V
    Input Current 10A@115Vac / 6.3A@230Vac
    Input Frequency Range 47 ~ 63Hz
    Power Good Signal 100 ~ 500ms
    Hold Up Time >17ms
    Efficiency 70% Typically
    MTBF >100,000 Hours
    Protection OVP / OPP / SCP
    Operation Temperature 5~40°C (Nominal Input Voltage)
    Regulatory UL / CE / BSMI / FCC / GOST / C-tick
    Fan 120mm fan
    Connector M/B 20+4Pin x1
    CPU 4+4Pin x1
    PCI-E 6+2Pin x2
    Peripheral 4Pin x3
    SATA x6
    Floppy 4Pin x1

    that is all i could find about it is already pretty old so it was al little bit different to find
  5. This is what you have based on what you supplied.

    You can get any single gpu that you want you wont be able to sli or cf because of the amps on your power supplies PSU but with a single cardyou should be fine.

    So that leaves you the 670/680 from nvidia and AMD 7970 and 7970 Ghz. It really depends on which you prefer and each brand plays to certain strengths in certain areas which I'm sure will start a thread of who thinks whats better and fanboys will gather around the camp fire to voice there opinion.
  6. Since you only have PCI-E 6+2Pin x2 , SLI or cross fire is out of the equation. In this case, I recommend Radeon HD 7970.
  7. just ordered this one Club 3D Radeon HD 7970 royalQueen at my local shop thanks for the info, i might upgrade my psu while im at it .
  8. may not be a bad idea if you want to go with a cf setup at some point something like these would more then likely get the job done just fine.


  9. sgtpicazzo said:
    just ordered this one Club 3D Radeon HD 7970 royalQueen at my local shop thanks for the info, i might upgrade my psu while im at it .

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!! IMPORTANT !!!!!!!!!!!!

    I won't stop u if u want to upgrade ur PSU as well but don't do so in the hope of cross fire the cards in the future coz ur MOBO only have 1 PCI-Ex16 slot.

    Another pointer is that modern PSU work most efficient under 50%~80% load and oversizing it not only waste ur money on PSU itself, will waste ur electricity bills as well.

    U can go for 550W~650W PSU for this set up as a general rule of thumb but u can check out more detailed calculation here http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp.

    Hope it helps.
  10. However if he ended up in a position that he wanted to he would have the avenue to do it. But good point.

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