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post #1 of 10
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I'm not looking to spend too much. Maybe $100 unless there's something for a bit more that's a lot better(used is an option). I don't really game much but I do occasionally and I've notice the card I use now isn't up to par for the 1080p monitor I now have. I'm looking to just update the GPU so keep these specs in mind Corsair vx450 watt PSU, an old 680i MB, and a E7200 cpu.
Edited by anyhtinggoes - 2/9/13 at 1:10pm
post #2 of 10

For 100$ you can get a nice HD7750. If you want to go lower a 6670 is a wonderful card for the price. Your PSU will hold both of those easily. Will you be video/photo editing?

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I was looking through the classified and saw a GTX 460 in there for $75. According to the ranking list it's quite a bit better, no? Will my PSU handle that card?
post #4 of 10
Post in the Classifieds looking to buy an AMD 6870 for $110, thats your best bet.
Edit: Maybe $115.

Good Luck!thumb.gif
Edited by Traphix - 2/9/13 at 6:07pm
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Originally Posted by Traphix View Post

Post in the Classifieds looking to buy an AMD 6870 for $110, thats your best bet.
Edit: Maybe $115.

Good Luck!thumb.gif
You don't think that my PSU would be too small?
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You don't think that my PSU would be too small?

No, I just used a psu calculator and overclocked a 2500k to 4.2 ghz, 4 sticks of ddr3 ram, a cd/dvd burner, 7200 rpm hard drive, ssd, and 4 fans, and of course the 6870!
At 90% load with 10% extra power left over you're looking at 440w as a good psu wattage for the 6870.

Edit: You don't have all that but that's a good basis to show how far you can upgrade with your current psu.

Your e7200 pulls less power than a 2500k.

Overall you should be fine with a 6870 with your current psu.

Enjoy!thumb.gif
Edited by Traphix - 2/9/13 at 6:31pm
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Originally Posted by Traphix View Post

No, I just used a psu calculator and overclocked a 2500k to 4.2 ghz, 4 sticks of ddr3 ram, a cd/dvd burner, 7200 rpm hard drive, ssd, and 4 fans, and of course the 6870!
At 90% load with 10% extra power left over you're looking at 440w as a good psu wattage for the 6870.

Edit: You don't have all that but that's a good basis to show how far you can upgrade with your current psu.

Your e7200 pulls less power than a 2500k.

Overall you should be fine with a 6870 with your current psu.

Enjoy!thumb.gif
Thanks. Does it have 2 6 pin connectors? I think my PSU only has 1. That's not a big concern as I can just get an adapter, just wondering.
post #8 of 10
Yes it takes 2 6 pins, but whichever 6870 you buy should come with the extras connectors.
My old 6870 came with 2 molex to 6pin pcie connectors.
If you find a 6870 that doesn't have the molex to 6 pin, i'll give you mine for free you pay shipping.

Also ty for rep.
Edited by Traphix - 2/9/13 at 7:21pm
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Yes it takes 2 6 pins, but whichever 6870 you buy should come with the extras connectors.
My old 6870 came with 2 molex to 6pin pcie connectors.
If you find a 6870 that doesn't have the molex to 6 pin, i'll give you mine for free you pay shipping.

Also ty for rep.
I might have to take you up on that offer.

I've narrowed it down to 2 with a strong lean to the AMD card.

Either a GTX560ti (448) or an HD6950. Both will be similar in price. Does anyone think my PSU will handle the GTX?

I don't have that many components. 1 DVD-RW drive, 2 HDD, 3 120mm fans and 1 80mm fan.
post #10 of 10
The 6950 is slightly better and pulls 10w less power.
And I think this will be cheaper than me shipping you my cables. http://goo.gl/CgjDm

I also PM'd you something very important you should read.
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