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December 3, 2012 9:22:08 PM

hello guys, i have a cyberpower gamer ultra 2098 (this link will show you it) http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1762/1/

im thinking about upgrading my graphics card to this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

with this new power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-153-...

so please give me your feedback on this cards :) 
i would be playing sc2 and ac3

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December 3, 2012 10:00:49 PM

I would at least go with the GTX660. Its a pretty good card in performance. My only issue with it is for the performance you get out of it, it should be cheaper.

It performs closer to the 7850($40.00 less than 660) on AMD's side but is priced near the 7870($10-$20 more than 660).

The 7850 performs between the 660 and the 660Ti and the 7870 performs between the 660Ti and the 670(close to the 670 in most games).

All I wanted to do was give you some options to look into.
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December 3, 2012 10:22:47 PM

My first concern would be the power supply -- I would not recommend you to get a Thermaltake PSU.

I suggest you to get CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair is in promotion at Newegg ($39.99 after $20.00 rebate). It is also a much better PSU brand than Thermaltake.

As for the card, I would go for GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon HD 7870 has a great value for money, and excellent performance. It is able to run modern game tittles on ultra/max settings, with a decent ~50 FPS -- the 3 fans configuration are quiet, offering a good thermal solution.

AMD Radeon HD 7870 Review http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...

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December 3, 2012 10:45:51 PM

jemm said:
My first concern would be the power supply -- I would not recommend you to get a Thermaltake PSU.

I suggest you to get CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair is in promotion at Newegg ($39.99 after $20.00 rebate). It is also a much better PSU brand than Thermaltake.

As for the card, I would go for GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon HD 7870 has a great value for money, and excellent performance. It is able to run modern game tittles on ultra/max settings, with a decent ~50 FPS -- the 3 fans configuration are quiet, offering a good thermal solution.

AMD Radeon HD 7870 Review http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...


i really like that card but its a lot of money :(  if u can say too me its a very good card then i will buy it and 50 fps isnt that a little low
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December 3, 2012 11:23:10 PM

It is an excellent card! :) 

According to Tom´s Hardware "The Radeon HD 7870 sets a new standard for what we expect from a sub-$300 GPU. With performance kissing the heels of AMD's own Radeon HD 7950 and the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, this card represents one of the best enthusiast-oriented values we've seen. A recent price drop makes it hard to recommend those more expensive cards because the extra speed they offer is relatively minor compared to what you'd need to pay for them." http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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