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February 10, 2013 9:40:51 PM

Hey there.

My graphics card has become obsolete (Radeon HD 6670), and it's time I buy a new one...
Now, I will be playing mostly World of Warcraft and Borderlands 2. I will also be playing a good amount of Crysis 3 when it comes out.

My current load-out is:
CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.60Ghz
MoBo: Gigabyte M68MT-S2 with a NVIDIA GeForce 7025 chipset / nForce 630a (southbridge)
RAM: 8GB DDR3
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6670
PSU: TurboLink 500W-BK 12v

I've narrowed my selection to 2 (at the moment, and am willing to add others to the list.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Out of those two which do you think will run the best with my PC and the games I'll play?
Thanks in advance for your help, people on this website are really informative and accurate.

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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 9:52:00 PM

that psu isnt even in my lists of psu from 2012.....those gpu's need good clean power supplies usually with at least 30 amps on the 12 volt rail. can you provide more info about your psu?
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 9:52:22 PM

I'd get the 660 just because of 2GB of vRAM and also because crysis 3 will use more than 1GB vRAM guarantee with 1920x1080p+... If I were you i'd get a 7850 with 2GB vRAM
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a c 118 U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 9:54:58 PM

xJeST3R said:
Hey there.

My graphics card has become obsolete (Radeon HD 6670), and it's time I buy a new one...
Now, I will be playing mostly World of Warcraft and Borderlands 2. I will also be playing a good amount of Crysis 3 when it comes out.

My current load-out is:
CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.60Ghz
MoBo: Gigabyte M68MT-S2 with a NVIDIA GeForce 7025 chipset / nForce 630a (southbridge)
RAM: 8GB DDR3
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6670
PSU: TurboLink 500W-BK 12v

I've narrowed my selection to 2 (at the moment, and am willing to add others to the list.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Out of those two which do you think will run the best with my PC and the games I'll play?
Thanks in advance for your help, people on this website are really informative and accurate.


Of those two, the 660 is best for your situation, if both are at stock.
The 7850 is an ex OC card tho & could render it better than the 660.

Personally, I would go with the 7850 because it nets to $49 less,

However, If you are looking in the price range of that 660, a more accurate
comparison would be the 7870 as it is in the same range as the 660.

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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 10:11:10 PM

Upgrade your crappy power supply first then decide what the GPU funds left will let you get.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 10:15:52 PM

popatim said:
Upgrade your crappy power supply first then decide what the GPU funds left will let you get.



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a c 118 U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 10:21:49 PM

ARICH5 said:
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Actually, pop is right. 500w is plenty for those cards.
But, The turbolink 450 tested by Hardware Secrets
could only deliver half its power specs and was described as
a piece of junk that could damage your computer.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Apevia-Turbolink...
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 10:32:08 PM

Quoted For Emphasis
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February 10, 2013 10:35:10 PM

toyftw said:
Actually, pop is right. 500w is plenty for those cards.
But, The turbolink 450 tested by Hardware Secrets
could only deliver half its power specs and was described as
a piece of junk that could damage your computer.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Apevia-Turbolink...


Yes, I know... My PSU is a piece of junk. But I haven't seen anything negative come from it in the 8 months of owning it.
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a c 118 U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 10:38:52 PM

ARICH5 said:
Quoted For Emphasis


LOL - Just wanted to give you a respected review sites
opinion to back up popatim's suggestion.

Occasionally (I've seen it recently) some folks espouse
personal opinions without checking facts.

pop is obviously not one of those.
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a c 107 U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 10:51:58 PM

I'd get the 660. nice little card........... and from what I've seen it's faster than anything else listed here as yet.
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a c 176 U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 11:04:34 PM

Assuming the right PSU was linked in that review you have to upgrade your PSU. It lacks the video card power cables you'd need to run bigger PSU. Just update it then buy a GPU.
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February 10, 2013 11:19:10 PM

4745454b said:
Assuming the right PSU was linked in that review you have to upgrade your PSU. It lacks the video card power cables you'd need to run bigger PSU. Just update it then buy a GPU.

Right. But I don't have what he linked, I have the Turbolink 500w 12v... After doing some research, it appears I will need to buy a new PSU as well
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a c 176 U Graphics card
February 11, 2013 2:31:48 AM

Yeah. Considering how bad the "450W" review was, I doubt the "500W" unit is any better. If they are flat out lying that bad about one I'm sure the rest are bad as well. Thankfully the CX430 and Antec 380Green are cheap and will be ok for those cards.
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