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Hey guys. I'm possibly looking to update my graphics card just to get more fluid gameplay. Im currently running a GTS 250 (which somehow is managing a 7.0 on the WEI scale lol). My monitor currently isnt 1080p or anything, but I might be upgrading soon. My current resolution is 1360 x 768. I live in Canada and am looking in the 200$~ Range. Thinking something like a GeForce GTX 560 Ti or a Radeon HD 7850?
Any input is welcome! Thanks. thumb.gif

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post #2 of 23
Anything you get should be a nice upgrade over the GTS 250.
If you're not afraid of used parts, you could try getting a 570 or even a 580 (or their equivalent in AMD cards) for that price.
600W should be enough for any single card you throw at it.
post #3 of 23
HD 7850.
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gtx 690, only 1k
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post #5 of 23
7850 and a new PSU. Since you don't even know what size your PSU, chances are its probably a junk brand too. Unless its a good quality unit, then by all means nevermind that comment. For the record, a good quality 300w PSU will power your planned setup just fine without a problem. But if its a junk 600w unit.....it could be as small as 150w worth of real power output...which you definitely don't want to keep.
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post #6 of 23
HD 7850. Also you need to check whether its a quality PSU. find out how many amps current the +12v provides. it should be mentioned on a sticker in the side of the PSU. 34A - 36A on +12v rail would be ideal for your setup.
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post #7 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

HD 7850. Also you need to check whether its a quality PSU. find out how many amps current the +12v provides. it should be mentioned on a sticker in the side of the PSU. 34A - 36A on +12v rail would be ideal for your setup.

Amperage means nothing if its not quality. wink.gif It could say 34a peak, which means absolutely nothing.

Just tell us what model PSU you have, and we can offer you advise from that point on. smile.gif
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CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ Evo 120mm NZXT Fans strapped to the 7950's Ubuntu Dell 3007WFP 
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CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ Evo 120mm NZXT Fans strapped to the 7950's Ubuntu Dell 3007WFP 
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Dell 17" 1280x1024 OCN Ducky Cherry MX Blue PC P&C Silencer MKIII 950w NZXT Source 530 
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Logitech MX310 Blue Cheap junk 
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Sandisk Ultra 128GB SSD Western Digital 2TB Green Corsair H60, custom with purple tubing Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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post #8 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

Amperage means nothing if its not quality. wink.gif It could say 34a peak, which means absolutely nothing.
Just tell us what model PSU you have, and we can offer you advise from that point on. smile.gif

yeah a reliable brand like ANTEC or CORSAIR is preferred. OP if you could tell the exact model it would be easy to help.
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post #9 of 23
Thread Starter 
Sorry about the late reply guys. Ive got a Mushkin
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Intel I5 2500k Asus P8Z68-V Pro Asus 7850 Top V2 Patriot G2 
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Patriot G2 Seagate Barracuda 7200 Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 64bit 
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post #10 of 23
Mushkin PSU?

Do you know the model?

But since it's mushkin, I trust it to be good

7850 is your best bet
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