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Planning on getting a graphics card - mayby 7950? suggestions?

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December 28, 2012 12:20:03 PM

Hey guys , im looking to upgrade my gpu , i currently have a 550ti which is starting to slow down a fair amount .

budget is around 200-250 ish but can go outside the borders slightly if the increase is worth it. have been looking at 7950's which seem really good in this price range but there are many variants so thought i would ask here first

case: Zalaman Z9 - ( Question : Will there be any fitting issues with a suggested card?
Motherboard : 990x-ud3
Psu : XFX Pro Series 850W
usage : Gaming , no specific games just anything .
overclocking : Most likely not , mayby in the future but no intentions
resolution : 1920:1080

as this is the first time i will be fitting a graphics card is there anything i will need to know before i would fit it ?

Thanks in advance !
December 28, 2012 12:25:42 PM

my apologies ,

currently using a FX 6300
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 12:28:20 PM

Thats a Decent CPU.
You'll be fine with that CPU. ;) 
December 28, 2012 12:29:23 PM

yeah , its good for the price range but its currently not going anywhere above 70 % due to the gpu . as such havent gone out of the way to over-clock it but will try it after an upgrade
December 28, 2012 12:33:09 PM

ok , looking through that and current prices compared with nvidia and amd , i would like to go for a 7950 but with all the different brands bringing models out would you be able to recommend any ?

i know they have oc'd versions and different coolers on them but im not great regarding these options and feel that ill pick one that might not be the best choice for the situation.

also with my current configuration will i have any compatability issues ? case / psu ?
a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 12:33:25 PM

If any issues, Then get a good Aftermarket Cooler.
OC that FX hard around 4.5. And you'll be good. :lol: 

Well, you'll not need that. But maybe in CPU intensive games.
a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 12:41:56 PM

Most 7950 are around $300. And your Budget is 250.

The case has a clearance of around 11inches. So if your card is lesser than that, it will fit in.


December 28, 2012 12:43:01 PM

pounds btw sorry for the mixup , should make things more clear :) 
a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 12:52:00 PM

The Competition is between 3rd one and the 4th one.
Please give me the links to them.

I'll compare and tell you the better one. ;) 
December 28, 2012 1:00:50 PM

will then look after to find a better price / different seller of the same model if needed :)  , thanks for your help btw . i appreciate it alot as im not great with hardware selection
a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 1:08:03 PM

Both cards are Very good.
As no Information about clock speeds is given at the site. Can't tell you the better one.

You can get either one. Gigabyte has 3fans..!!
Sapphire has the looks.

Get the Sapphire. As it is cheaper

You can Overclock the card near 1Ghz to get the most out of it. ;) 
a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 1:10:46 PM

MSI Twin Frozr Technology is just awesome.

I have one. And it OCs very well.
You can consider that too in your account.

Buy anyone of them and then OC that a little to surpass those other cards you didn't bought, And be happy :) 
December 28, 2012 1:18:18 PM

out of them 3 which would you recommend to get then to get the most out of my purchase?
a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 1:18:52 PM

MSI one would be the Best
It will surely OC well...
December 28, 2012 1:22:52 PM

ok , thank alot for the help . made everything a lot easier for me :) 

great job!
a b U Graphics card
December 29, 2012 1:52:49 AM

That HIS one may cool a bit nicer.
But I would prefer other like MSI or Sapphire and Asus.

And MSI TF is also good.
You will not gain any advantage over cooling, if you don't Overclock.

So, as said in the Review MSI Bios settings make it a better overclocker.
I'd prefer it.

Because in future if you feel that your card is weak, you can OC it and get the bet out of it
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