System upgrade

Hey guys,

I have bought this system in august 2012 but wanna upgrade it now.

Atm im having a:

Intel core i5 2400 sandybridge @ 3.1 ghz
460w PSU
HD 5450 1gb HIS graphics card
8 gb of RAM
2 TB HDD
64 bits Windows 7

The only thing im doing with the pc is Gaming and surfing on the internet.

The games im playing are: Diablo 3, GW2, World of Warcraft, SWTOR.
Im playing on a 24 inch full hd monitor. playing on 1920*1080.

Now have i done already some research and im gonna upgrade it with a XFX 550w PSU and a
HD7870 2gb from XFX the double dissipation one.

Will i be playing all game on the highest settings with a smooth FPS by lets say 60 FPS without FPS drops?
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  1. you would be fine with your card....also consider the gtx670
  2. I know the card i have atm is not a gaming and when i playing World of warcraft i cant even play on medium settings. even when im playing on low i only have 30 fps. But with the HD7870 2gb i should be fine to play the games on highest possible settings on smooth fps
  3. Hd 7870 would be best.you can easily maxout any games.2gb gpu is futureproof
  4. ASHISH65 said:
    Hd 7870 would be best.you can easily maxout any games.2gb gpu is futureproof

    Also the PSU i wanna buy and the CPU are good to game with?
  5. your cpu is good enough.
    for your psu use this link:
    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

    also remember to get at least one that has an 80+ bronze certification
  6. siddharthmukul007 said:
    your cpu is good enough.
    for your psu use this link:
    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

    also remember to get at least one that has an 80+ bronze certification


    And why is that 80+ certification needed?
  7. Have you calculated your watts? What is calculator result?
  8. many psu s don't use quality components inside,which results in risking of all the other components.

    80+ certification is a way to be sure that the components inside are good and that the psu will perform as labeled.

    it also saves a lot on electric bills

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_Plus
  9. Well im gonna buy one with 80+ certification but cat really calulate because im not really an expert on this.
  10. if you choose the hd7870,at peak load you would need 535W psu minimum

    and if you choose the gtx670,at peak you would need 562W psu minimum
  11. siddharthmukul007 said:
    if you choose the hd7870,at peak load you would need 535W psu minimum

    and if you choose the gtx670,at peak you would need 562W psu minimum


    But is the XFX 550w a good one to use or not? on the amd site they say i need a psu of 500w
  12. yes indeed the xfx 550w is great....just ensure it is 80+ certified

    all the best :)
  13. have bought a CM GX 650W with 80+ bronze right now. Yesterday i was playing wow on low (need to wait on my asus 7850 2gb) and after an hour my CPU was 40 degrees and my GPU was 85 degrees. Are these good temps?
  14. cpu temps is absolutely great....your gpu temps is a little on the high side.


    which gpu are you using?

    the peak temps for the 5450 should be around 75 degrees at most and for the 7850 is should be around 70 degrees

    update the drivers for your gpu and disable useless apps that might be using gpu more and thereby increasing temps.

    there is nothing to panic though....gpu s can go up to 100 degrees
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