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Old 04-10-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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I i was wondering if I should upgrade to a 5770 i have gtx right now. Also cab te GTX run starcraft II and Skyrim on ultra??

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Yes you would get a performance increase but you might want to go for this

It is more expensive but it gives way better performance.
Newegg.com - HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Also if you get a new video card you should get a new PSU that way you have enough power to keep your computer safe and healthy.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

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Old 04-10-2012, 05:51 PM   #3
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Well That videocard is too High tech for me abd way tio exoensive. Also my mobo only have pci express 2.0 not 3.0.. So how would it work anyway I 'm thniking about getting the 6770 or 6850.
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Well a PCI-E 3.0 card will work in a PCI-E 2.0 slot. Well no matter card you get will need a new 650W PSU. I recommend the one I linked. But here I found a HD 6850 for a good price Here is the like for the card. It is about $30 more than the 6770 but performs WAY better. here is the link

Newegg.com - HIS H685FN1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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Any of the cards you mention represent a significant performance boost over your 8800. Will they play Starcraft II or Skyrim on ultra? Possibly, but at a low frame rate. For smooth game play you will need to be willing to spend several hundred more $$.
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Alright I'm upgrading to a tx750 and a radeon hd 6850 with my amd phenom II 965 is this a good match and will it play starcraft II well doesnt have to be ultra :) tell me what you think. I'm getting tue xfx radeon hd 6850 jusy so you know this upgrade will run me 150$
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Yes, it will play Starcraft 2 well. The TX750 costs about $100, and the HD6850 is $140-160. Are you buying these parts used or new?
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Well actually I've gone on numerous threads and they all sya My CX430 can handle the 6850 so just gonna use it but was gonna buy the PSU new however I got the 6850 New for 70$ :) Gotta love Ebay.
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Have another look at the replies to your other threads regarding your 430W PSU. Everyone has repeatedly said your PSU is not suitable for a graphics card upgrade.

The CX430 only has a single PCIE power connector. Your new HD6850 graphics card needs a PSU with two PCIE connectors.
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Well actually I've gone on numerous threads and they all sya My CX430 can handle the 6850 so just gonna use it but was gonna buy the PSU new however I got the 6850 New for 70$ :) Gotta love Ebay.
You can believe whatever info you have accumulated from other sites, your money-your choice, but we will not recommend any GPU if you intend to use the CX 430W PSU.

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