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It's been a little over a year since my first build and everything is working great. Next gen games are starting to release and I'm ready to upgrade my graphics processing power.

Should I add an identical card (AMD Crossfire) or get a new (NVIDIA) card altogether?
2x HD 7850: http://goo.gl/7U3gud or 1x GTX 770:http://goo.gl/xilmIh

I have plenty of RAM, but I'm not sure if my PSU will supply enough power. I have a 520W unit powering an SSD, an HDD (plan on adding another), a DVD burner and pretty much every USB 2.0 port is being used. Will I need a new PSU if I add another card or upgrade?

Any/all input will be appreciated! Thanks for the read...
post #2 of 7
AMD R9 280x or AMD R9 290
post #3 of 7
give more specifics on ur current rig, ie brand/model etc of psu.

theres a website that tells you what power requirements u have when you put in your system, someone here will link it surely...

the 7850 is getting a bit long in the tooth so maybe look at 770 4gb to handle high res gaming and then u can add another in the future to be able to play ultra qual @ 1440p on new and future games.
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Thanks for the replies. My PSU is a SeaSonic M12II 520.

I think I might wait for Nvidia to release a card to compete with the R9 290 or maybe look at some GTX 780 cards...
post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by xKiiwiiz View Post

Thanks for the replies. My PSU is a SeaSonic M12II 520.

I think I might wait for Nvidia to release a card to compete with the R9 290 or maybe look at some GTX 780 cards...

R9 290 is cheaper and pulls ahead of the 780 quite a bit

but you get a loud and really hot running card

if you are willing to trade off some noise and heat for performance then R9 290 is the bang for your buck card
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OP R9 290 is the card to get. outstanding price / perf. if you want to spend less get a asus r9 280x dcii top. there is no point in getting a 2GB card after spending USD 300+. BF4 uses 2.25+ GB VRAM at 1080p ultra 4x msaa 64 man server

http://www.hardwarepal.com/battlefield-4-benchmark-mp-cpu-gpu-w7-vs-w8-1/12/
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OP R9 290 is the card to get. outstanding price / perf. if you want to spend less get a asus r9 280x dcii top. there is no point in getting a 2GB card after spending USD 300+. BF4 uses 2.25+ GB VRAM at 1080p ultra 4x msaa 64 man server

http://www.hardwarepal.com/battlefield-4-benchmark-mp-cpu-gpu-w7-vs-w8-1/12/

bf4 pulls around more vram on Operation lockers (w.e its called )
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