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UPGRADE NVIDIA 9800GT

Hello everyone,

recently i have saved some cash and was thinking to upgrade my GPU... My budget around 22K(INR)

My current computer spec:

processor: amd phenom 2 x4 965 BE
RAM:4gig ddr3
psu:corsair tx850v
mobo:ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO
gpu:9800gt

well i was planning to get one of these GPU'S:

http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-hd-7950-3gb-gddr5-boost-3-gb-graphics-card/p/itmdfyygkk2zwpjk?pid=GRCDC2QTBPZHV8HQ&ref=2dd95813-d624-4e5e-ac15-20357bd9ee79&srno=m_1_2&otracker=from-search&query=7950

http://www.flipkart.com/msi-nvidia-n660ti-pe-2gd5-oc-2-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmdeh4wz2jyfsu3?pid=GRCDEH4WFPT56SZR&ref=8d798364-6f03-49a4-b76c-edc9cb8abde0&srno=m_1_2&otracker=from-search&query=660ti

http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-hd-7850-hdmi-oc-2-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmdc2rahtkncpzp?pid=GRCDC2QTHGMGEGH6&ref=24e7fe81-615b-4327-8902-33354bd98008

one more question, do i have to upgrade my processor and mobo if i am upgrading my gpu ?? Does these link with each other ??

Thank you !! :)
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  1. i can't look up these links as im in school and they like to block a lot of stuff but no you can upgrade the video card and keep your old processor/motherboard
  2. You have a very good PSU, a decent enough CPU and so you should be good there, i would say get the MSI 660 Ti - but a you have an AMD processor, so that sapphire 7950 will work better with it.
  3. Also I would suggest upgrading your RAM as for high end gaming, you would benefit from having 8gb.
  4. calumconroy said:
    Also I would suggest upgrading your RAM as for high end gaming, you would benefit from having 8gb.


    Alright i will upgrade my RAM.. another thing this says pci 3.0 but my mobo supports only 2.0... so will it work ??
  5. Best answer
    yes pcie 3.0 cards work on pcie 2.0 slots as they are backwards compatible .
    i would say save up some money and get the 7850 if you play at 1080p or lower.
    however if you want to play latest games on max settings then get 660 ti.
    the reason am suggesting 660 ti over the 7950 is because its 2-3k cheaper with similar performance
  6. Id say get MSI GTX 660 ti.

    But if you are not a hardcore gamer get this one and save money and upgrade your CPU: http://www.flipkart.com/msi-nvidia-n660-tf-2gd5-oc-2-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmdeh4w3nugtu8s?pid=GRCDEH4WN9NA5NRN&icmpid=reco_pp_same_graphics_card_graphics_card_1
  7. Best answer selected by kd166.
  8. mohit9206 said:
    yes pcie 3.0 cards work on pcie 2.0 slots as they are backwards compatible .
    i would say save up some money and get the 7850 if you play at 1080p or lower.
    however if you want to play latest games on max settings then get 660 ti.
    the reason am suggesting 660 ti over the 7950 is because its 2-3k cheaper with similar performance


    thx a lot.. bt u mean to say that 660ti beats 7950 ??
  9. Sorry everyone by mistake i have clicked the 'best answer' instead of reply.. my bad :|
  10. lol thanks anyways. what i mean is that the 660 ti is very similar in performance to 7950.
    in some games its faster in some its slower.
    so since the 660 ti is cheaper here in india that is better value for money so i suggested the 660 ti
  11. Oh thanks man !!
  12. GTX 660 Ti beats out the 7950. Most of the users complain that their 7950 lags and doesn't give nice image quality.
    Thus GTX 660 Ti is better and is smoother.
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