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November 29, 2012 10:29:32 PM

Hello,
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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a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2012 11:28:56 PM

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.
November 29, 2012 11:43:11 PM

its a 650 watt coolermaster
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a c 134 U Graphics card
November 29, 2012 11:51:15 PM

Do you have the model number and or series. Need to narrow it down a little more to find out amps, oem, wattage reliability.
November 30, 2012 12:11:24 AM

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
a c 134 U Graphics card
November 30, 2012 12:20:12 AM

This is what you have based on what you supplied.
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=5924

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.

a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2012 12:26:02 AM

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.

November 30, 2012 12:29:55 AM

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 .
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a c 117 U Graphics card
November 30, 2012 12:34:42 AM

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 .

please do, the extreme power plus series of CM are some of the worse PSUs . . .

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...
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a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2012 12:59:50 AM

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.js....

Hope it helps.
a c 134 U Graphics card
November 30, 2012 3:37:14 AM

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

Pending:
Buying a Sli/CF motherboard
New Graphics card
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