System: Asus m2a-vm hdmi mobo
Amd am2 6000+ 64 bit cpu
2gb corsair ram and 2gb kingston ram
120gb Sandisk ssd
500gb WD HDD
Current graphics card: Ati Radeon 4640 hdmi
I play a lot of games and until recently I could play everything just fine. I bough L.A Noire and now the graphics is extremely slow!!
Im looking at one of the 2 cards in the title, but not enirely sure if that will give me a descent upgrade for another 3 years. Budget is very tight but I would like to buy the card within the next 2 weeks.
Please help me out? I can get the XTX for R1700, around $165, and the Sapphire for R1600, around $155.
I have had good results with cards of either brand. Right now, my personal rigs are all running XFX cards. If your PSU is a cheap one that came with your case, I would suggest a HD7750 instead, which uses very little power and is still a substantial jump over what you have now.
Ouch, a CM... Well, the Extreme Power PLUS is actually capable of 500W, but becomes electrically noisy and very inefficient at or above 400W; I don't know about the Extreme Power though, I couldn't find a competent technical review, but here's an old forum reference: http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5716
(so yeah, it's obsolete, inefficient, and overrated)
K, I got the supplier to exchange the psu, Ill get a Thermaltake or someting. Right now Im aiming at a 700w psu just in case. For only $10, R100 more. Then Ill get the XFX 7700 early next year. Thanks everyone.
Thermaltake isn't much better, unless it's 80+. Get an 80+ PSU, not so much for the efficiency, but because it would have been tested at 100% of its label. They use an artificially low temperature of 23C for testing, but in the absence of competent technical reviews it's better than nothing.
If where you buy has a web site, post it and we can look and see if they have some decent PSUs.