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Honestly, if your casual like you say, geta R7 360 and be happy. The last thing you want is to spend 200+ on a GPU an either not be able to fully use it due to CPU limitations, or not play games enough to justify the purchase.


You said you play WoT. All the more reason to get a R7 360. WoT is very cpu bound as its still only single core optimized so getting a GTX960 would just be a waste. For reference, my dell precision has a quad I7 at 2ghz and a 5870m and I get 35ish FPS at 1920x1200, medium settings and SD tanks. A R7 360 is a hell of alot more powerful then my mobile 5870.
Edited by Bryst - 2/11/16 at 9:59am
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SAPPHIRE R7 250 1GB GDDR5 ULTIMATE PASSIVE COOLER IT SEEMS GOOD ?
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Nope. 250 is utterly terrible. A 360 is twice the GPU in almost all categories for nowhere near twice as much money.
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SAPPHIRE R7 250 1GB GDDR5 ULTIMATE PASSIVE COOLER IT SEEMS GOOD ?
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If youre using that heatsink I would recommend either having at least some case fans for airflow or add a fan to it. Once you add a GPU your temps will rise.

And like others have said, buy a r7 360. from what I see a 250 is even more then a 360, and like others have said a 360 is MUCH faster.
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OK I WILL ORDER .
SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon R7 360 2G D5 OR MSI RADEON
R7 360 2GD5 OC
AND NEW CPU COOLER GELID Slim Silence AM1 http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=2&cid=12&id=113
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OK I WILL ORDER .
SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon R7 360 2G D5 OR MSI RADEON
R7 360 2GD5 OC
AND NEW CPU COOLER GELID Slim Silence AM1 http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=2&cid=12&id=113

you could always get the alpine m1 with the fan, its cheaper on amazon then the gelid.

http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Alpine-Cooling-ACALP00006A-Black/dp/B00UQS59RK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455289143&sr=8-1&keywords=am1+cooler
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You can go all the way up to an R7 260x in relative performance before a bottleneck truly occurs.

So like everyone said 360x is perfect.
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I would go with a GTX950 tbh.

I have a AM1 5350 with a HD7770 and it hardly gets used in games because CPU is to weak.
In WoW it doesnt do much more then the IGPU (about 5 FPS more only)
In Minecraft it doesnt give any extra FPS compared to IGPU.
Even in 3D Mark GPU usage sometimes drop back to 80% and this is only a weak 7770.

Nvidia GPU's seem to tax the CPU less so that would be a good benefit when running an AM1 CPU.
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I would go with a GTX950 tbh.

I have a AM1 5350 with a HD7770 and it hardly gets used in games because CPU is to weak.
In WoW it doesnt do much more then the IGPU (about 5 FPS more only)
In Minecraft it doesnt give any extra FPS compared to IGPU.
Even in 3D Mark GPU usage sometimes drop back to 80% and this is only a weak 7770.

Nvidia GPU's seem to tax the CPU less so that would be a good benefit when running an AM1 CPU.

You may have a different problem. Does the HD7770 have DDR3 or GDDR5 ram?

I've thoroughly tested it out on a 260x and it is at times better than current gen APUs in terms of feeding devices data.

However I did notice with my HTPC having the DDR3 power video memory the 7750 of mine is bottle-necked.
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You may have a different problem. Does the HD7770 have DDR3 or GDDR5 ram?

I've thoroughly tested it out on a 260x and it is at times better than current gen APUs in terms of feeding devices data.

GDDR5 i think (1GB)

I think it depends alot per game.
WoW and Minecraft are CPU hogs.
Lego games ran fine but they arent that taxing.

Maybe its because system runs 1440x900 resolution, putting more strain on CPU.
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