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January 8, 2013 12:01:28 PM

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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January 8, 2013 12:07:01 PM

you would be fine with your card....also consider the gtx670
January 8, 2013 12:11:01 PM

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
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January 8, 2013 12:15:09 PM

Hd 7870 would be best.you can easily maxout any games.2gb gpu is futureproof
January 8, 2013 12:19:22 PM

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?
January 8, 2013 12:29:01 PM

Have you calculated your watts? What is calculator result?
January 8, 2013 12:30:25 PM

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
January 8, 2013 1:31:11 PM

Well im gonna buy one with 80+ certification but cat really calulate because im not really an expert on this.
January 8, 2013 1:40:18 PM

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
January 8, 2013 1:49:59 PM

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
January 8, 2013 2:11:25 PM

yes indeed the xfx 550w is great....just ensure it is 80+ certified

all the best :) 
January 15, 2013 1:06:14 PM

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?
January 16, 2013 1:10:40 PM

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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