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GPU upgrade

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January 23, 2013 5:31:32 AM

Hello,
Currently I'm enjoying the following rig:
AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3Ghz with an MSI 790 GX-G65 MoBo, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, Asus GeForce GTX 275 with 896Mb DDR3 and the power comes from a Cooler Master RS-460-PCAP-A3.
I want to upgrade the GPU and I was thinking on a Sapphire HD7870 OC. The budget is roughly 250-270$.
I would like to know if there will be any compatibility or bottlenecking issues with the current specs and the new GPU.
Any suggestions are welcome.
THX.

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January 23, 2013 5:35:35 AM

That's about the best GPU you can get without having your processor bottleneck it - go for it.

Two things though: make sure it has 2 or 3GB of GDDR 5 VRAM, and don't get the GHz edition, just get the normal one and overclock it yourself. Saves you money and gets roughly the same performance.
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