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December 31, 2012 5:24:00 AM

So I'm considering upgrading to a new graphics card. The card I would like to upgrade to is this one http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Here are my current specs

GPU : Raedon HD 5770
Processor : i7-2600 3.4ghz
Ram : 8gb
Power : 460w
Monitor : 1776 x 1000


So heres my question, would it be worth it spending $170 EVGA GTX 650 TI or should I stay with my current card HD 5770?

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a c 182 U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 6:02:22 AM

You should get hd 7850 for performance.
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December 31, 2012 6:15:35 AM

Also, will I have enough watts for it? I have 460w in total. Also, im looking for a fairly cheap card around the $140 - 180 mark. Also I was wondering if I should get 1gb or 2gb graphics memory.
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December 31, 2012 6:50:53 AM

Minimatt said:
Also, will I have enough watts for it? I have 460w in total. Also, im looking for a fairly cheap card around the $140 - 180 mark. Also I was wondering if I should get 1gb or 2gb graphics memory.

Man what's the problem with the card I suggested? Sapphire is much better than powercolor also the sapphire card is a GHz Edition card which is faster than the normal HD 7870. The sapphire card has 2GB of video memory, core clock of 1000 mhzof power color against 1050MHZ of sapphire. Here's the link again
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=69586&vpn=R7870%20Twin...

Another thing that I totally didnot notice is the Sapphire is a HD 7870 and the powercolor is a HD 7850
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December 31, 2012 6:54:07 AM

Issue is the price, I am going to be buying this card next year and $240 is a bit steep for me.
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December 31, 2012 7:03:40 AM

Minimatt said:
Issue is the price, I am going to be buying this card next year and $240 is a bit steep for me.

When are you going to buy the card? If you are buying it after February I'll tell you to wait until march because in march AMD will unveil their HD 8000 series high end cards then the price will even gO lower.
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December 31, 2012 7:06:06 AM

yea I'm going to be getting it around that period of time, maybe you could link me a 7850 and a 7870 on the website ncix.ca (I live in canada) and also I have one near me.
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December 31, 2012 7:12:13 AM

oh and, it says that I need 500w to run the 5870 and 7850... and I don't really wanna have to upgrade power supplies.
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a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 7:38:07 AM

You can make the card work using your power supply. Wait for the msi card to become less than $200.
Also have you considered getting a used hd 7950 or 7970, when the hd 8000 series will be released many hardcore gamers will sell their 7000 series cards and get 8000 series. So when the stocks are high the price will automatically be less.
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December 31, 2012 3:25:57 PM

I don`t feel conformable having that low of a power supply and not even meeting the minimum requirements. Alot of people in other forums are telling me I should upgrade even though I do meet the minimum. So yea, I think i`ll be looking for a different card, unless you can maybe show me someone uses a card that they don`t have enough watts and they use if for more then 1 year.
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December 31, 2012 8:33:55 PM

maybe like an older card or somthing?
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January 1, 2013 4:04:29 PM

I was thinking maybe HD 7750? cause I have enough watts for that.
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a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2013 4:29:16 PM

Your PSU can handle the HD 7850 just fine if you are still worried get a Hd 7770 that will run in your system with enough watts left for another HD 7770. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=549 at the bottom of the chart there is a load power consumption OCCT. Both the cards require less power to run. And both the cards will be supported by your PSU.
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January 10, 2013 11:25:06 PM

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