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    Thinking about an upgrade

    My friend has offered to buy my graphics card from me as he is in need of a new one but is short of cash. So I'm thinking about getting a new one. Was looking for recommendations on what card to choose and a decent monitor without a huge price tag.

    My current build:

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3
    Motherboard: Asus M4A87TD EVO
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 460
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar DS
    PSU: Novatech Powerstation 600W
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit)
    Keyboard: Razer Lycosa
    Mouse: Razer Imperator
    Monitor: Hanns G 17" LCD

    I have around £300 to spend and was looking at a new graphics card and monitor.

    For a card I was looking at:
    Novatech GeForce GTX 570 (£190)
    or
    MSI AMD Radeon HD 7850 Twin Frozr III (£190)

    For a monitor im looking for 21.5" - 23" LED, with atleast 1080p resolution (HD)

    My PC is mostly used for gaming (WoW, D3, BF3, CSS, GW2) and watching movies.
    Last edited by Dj Pug; 2012-06-05 at 08:25 PM. Reason: PSU Added

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    Something like this would suffice.

    You should report back with what PSU you have to make sure it can power the new GPU.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£196.54 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor (£109.15 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £305.69
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-05 21:05 BST+0100)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hapylol View Post
    You should report back with what PSU you have to make sure it can power the new GPU.
    Added to my first post, Novatech Powerstation 600W

    From what I can tell the stock radeon 7850 uses 30 watts less than my current card so shouldn't be a problem.
    Thanks for the monitor suggestion

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