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Old June 15, 2011, 10:39 PM
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I need advice im upgrading a ATI HD 5750,this a "BUDGET PC" so yea.
Im looking for somthing more powerful b/c i want to play game like Metro 2033,BF2,Crisis 2,duke nukem forever.So my price range is $300-$350.But im a bit worrried b/c i have a mid-size ATX case othere then that i "think" im ok.

Pc spec AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz, 6GB DDR3, Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX, HP 20' Ready LCD monitor 1600x900, motherboard name: H-RS880-uATX, Chipset: AMD 785G.


"update" after a day or so of looking around Newegg im going to buy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130620.its $359.99 but im going to get $40.00 Rebate Car.I did measure my case and i think its going fit the Card Dimensions of the gtx 570 is only 9" x 4.38" and the ati 5750 that i have now is 7.25" x 4.38" x 1.5" and after measure my case it come out to like 17" so i think thats good.I can't thank u guys enough for all ur help and advice.Cant wait to get its coming in 3 days!!!!!!!!!


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Old June 15, 2011, 10:48 PM
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you may want to try a 6950? :)

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Old June 16, 2011, 01:24 AM
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Get a 6950 2Gb reference and flash to 6970, however, it is a bit risky and temperature will rocket high without proper control. Stick with a gtx570 is a better option, you won't be disappointed.
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Old June 16, 2011, 02:35 AM
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a Asus GTX570 DirectCuII or a MSI N570 twin frozr III...
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Old June 16, 2011, 03:57 AM
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you should be ok with the GTX 570, it only needs 2x6 pin power cables which are provided by your psu. Oh yeah btw, I guess you need to stop the folding client if you game right? is one or the other?
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Old June 16, 2011, 07:49 AM
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If ur not hell bent on buying new, check the BST 4 a good deal. A 570, as recommended by others is a good gpu. If u plan on staying with AMD, then as dang recommended, a 6950 is also pretty good.
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Old June 16, 2011, 08:05 AM
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a Asus GTX570 DirectCuII or a MSI N570 twin frozr III...
both great choice, Asus run cooler even on auto, you install it and forget about it, quite simple

570
Newegg.ca - ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


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Newegg.ca - ASUS EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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Old June 16, 2011, 09:09 AM
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Do you have any plans to upgrade your monitor, because as it is now, the options suggested above are most likely overkill for such a resolution.
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I would, in my honest opinion not Opt to power anything more than a Case fan with that PSU.
Stressing it with the likes of a 6950 would be near stupid (Shame on you DanGTX for suggesting it without noticing that).

That particular Thermaltake PSU is a disaster waiting to happen.
If you are going to do a GPU upgrade that will require you using a lot of your PSU's available power, consider that an upgrade to do at the same time.

A lower power Card and PSU change is my suggestion.

Say, GTX560 for the GPU and a Silverstone Strider Plus 750 PSU.

The PSU is overkill, but at least from a trusted Vendor OEM.

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st,if i write down the lot, would there be room for anyone else's opinion? :)

either way for single card with no oc's a 500 watter(that does deliver stable 500 watts on the 12v) will be enough.
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