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December 25, 2012 6:57:42 PM

hey guys im looking to upgradfed my graphics card i have a cyber power gamer ultra 2098
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1762/1/
and i was looking at maybe a 660 or something like it i really dont know. im not looking to spend more then 200 and i dont want to upgrade my psu (mainly because idk how too) so maybe i could use one of those converter cords idk but if i have too upgrade i guess that's fine i would have too learn how (id prefer not too) and i would like the total price too be under 200$ if that's possible i mean give or take 20 if that's what it takes and its a very good build. i would be playing mainly starcraft 2 on low (i really dont care about settings) but i will be playing other games on higher settings like LoL, or batman arkaham city and other games so i want a gpu that's capable of doing a lot of things like on higher settings ( i meainly will be streaming my self playing starcraft 2 on low)
a b U Graphics card
December 25, 2012 9:15:48 PM

Well the HD7850 (2gb) is the best GPU in your price range unless you happenon an after Christmas sale and can snag an HD7870
December 25, 2012 9:50:18 PM

popatim said:
Well the HD7850 (2gb) is the best GPU in your price range unless you happenon an after Christmas sale and can snag an HD7870

well what about my power supply situation is my psu good enough to use a convertor because idk how to install a new psu maybe i could learn but id prefer to use a convertor but if thats not the best idea then i wont but then i would have to get a cheaper card to get a new psu right?
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a c 117 U Graphics card
December 25, 2012 10:08:45 PM

dom8111 said:
well what about my power supply situation is my psu good enough to use a convertor because idk how to install a new psu maybe i could learn but id prefer to use a convertor but if thats not the best idea then i wont but then i would have to get a cheaper card to get a new psu right?

after looking at the link you posted and seeing this:


which would make this the PSU:
ATX-CW500W

i wouldn't suggest a graphics card that needs more than ONE 6 pin power connection. so no "converter"

i really would feel uneasy about using anything with that . . .
a b U Graphics card
December 25, 2012 10:09:57 PM

Just make sure you have a 6pin pcie connector for the GPU. A 7850 usues about 100w of power.
December 25, 2012 10:54:22 PM

Anonymous said:
after looking at the link you posted and seeing this:
http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1762/inside-side.jpg

which would make this the PSU:
ATX-CW500W

i wouldn't suggest a graphics card that needs more than ONE 6 pin power connection. so no "converter"

i really would feel uneasy about using anything with that . . .

ok so your saying new psu could your recommend something cheaper but good and i also need a neeed gpu so we cant spend too much on the psu budget 200 give or take 20
Anonymous
a c 117 U Graphics card
December 25, 2012 11:19:23 PM

dom8111 said:
ok so your saying new psu could your recommend something cheaper but good and i also need a neeed gpu so we cant spend too much on the psu budget 200 give or take 20

the million dollar question is, what resolution are you play at?

you *could* get away with a 7770 if you are not 1080. then you would have plenty to get a quality PSU.

best i can find near the budget is:
Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W $54.99
$39.99 after $15.00 rebate card

XFX Core Edition FX-785A-CNL4 Radeon HD 7850 2GB $194.99
$174.99 after $20.00 rebate card

December 25, 2012 11:27:04 PM

Anonymous said:
the million dollar question is, what resolution are you play at?

you *could* get away with a 7770 if you are not 1080. then you would have plenty to get a quality PSU.

best i can find near the budget is:
Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W $54.99
$39.99 after $15.00 rebate card

XFX Core Edition FX-785A-CNL4 Radeon HD 7850 2GB $194.99
$174.99 after $20.00 rebate card

umm well i sjut play on windows fullscreen so idk what resolution i paly at but my monitor is 1920x1080
Anonymous
a c 117 U Graphics card
December 25, 2012 11:55:37 PM

dom8111 said:
umm well i sjut play on windows fullscreen so idk what resolution i paly at but my monitor is 1920x1080

ok, you can play @1080 so a 7850 would be better unless you turn down the resolution when gaming (in the game settings)

now i could suggest this cheaper PSU:
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 $39.99
$19.99 after $20.00 rebate card

though the overall wattage is lower and the 12 volt rail is 2 amps less than what you have now, it is a much better quality unit. but you really won't be any further ahead with it.

you may want to consider a 7770 it does well but you would have to lower the gaming settings to get a good frame rate.
December 26, 2012 12:09:19 AM

Anonymous said:
ok, you can play @1080 so a 7850 would be better unless you turn down the resolution when gaming (in the game settings)

now i could suggest this cheaper PSU:
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 $39.99
$19.99 after $20.00 rebate card

though the overall wattage is lower and the 12 volt rail is 2 amps less than what you have now, it is a much better quality unit. but you really won't be any further ahead with it.

you may want to consider a 7770 it does well but you would have to lower the gaming settings to get a good frame rate.

well i play at low so that wont be a problem its just that the 6670 sucks and im happy with playing on low

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a c 117 U Graphics card
December 26, 2012 12:32:13 AM
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dom8111 said:
well i play at low so that wont be a problem its just that the 6670 sucks and im happy with playing on low

:lol:  i know the 6670 is torture . this is twice as good/better:

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100358VXL Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition $134.99
$119.99 after $15.00 rebate card

now if you also get that antec NEO ECO 520 i posted earlier you could then upgrade to any AM3 CPU later. (according to the motherboard specs)
December 26, 2012 12:36:27 AM

Anonymous said:
:lol:  i know the 6670 is torture . this is twice as good/better:

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100358VXL Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition $134.99
$119.99 after $15.00 rebate card

now if you also get that antec NEO ECO 520 i posted earlier you could then upgrade to any AM3 CPU later. (according to the motherboard specs)

ok well that looks like what im going to get thank you for the help!! :) 
December 26, 2012 12:36:34 AM

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