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    Need Help Upgrading GPU

    I really wanna run my pc games(Skyrim, Tera, WoW, BattleFeild3 )on the highest setting and this video card doesnt seem to cut it....
    Im currently running :
    AMD FX(tm)-6120 Six-Core Processor 3.50 GHz
    10 GB of Ram
    64-bit System
    Windows 7
    AMD Radeon HD 7450

    Any ideas on a good grapics card for around $250

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    In the future, please use a more appropriate title; I've fixed yours. "Help plzzz?!?!?!" doesn't really do much.



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    That looks like a horrible pre-built computer, do you know what kind of PSU you got?
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    Form factor: Internal ATX
    Total wattage: 300W
    Nominal input voltage range: 200-240V/3A (50-60Hz)
    Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)

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    You'll be wanting to replace that PSU before you replace the graphics card if you want one that will run stuff at ultra settings and 1080p resolution. Something like a Seasonic M12ii for around 60 bucks would be ideal.

    What resolution is your monitor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    You'll be wanting to replace that PSU before you replace the graphics card if you want one that will run stuff at ultra settings and 1080p resolution. Something like a Seasonic M12ii for around 60 bucks would be ideal.

    What resolution is your monitor?
    Would replacing the PSU cause me to have to replace anything else like motherboard or anything and its a 1080p? and replacing it with that what Card would go good?

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    You should be able to fit a Seasonic S12ii 520 and an HD 7850 on that budget if you take advantage of special offers and/or mail in rebates.

    Replacing the PSU will not make you have to replace the motherboard.
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    I have the money for the PSU and could still pay 250 if theres something better......i just dont wanna buy something then have to buy something else later mine as well get the best now

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinYoHood View Post
    I have the money for the PSU and could still pay 250 if theres something better......i just dont wanna buy something then have to buy something else later mine as well get the best now
    perhaps going overbudget by 20 bucks isn't an option for a 660Ti? (msi one + borderlands 2 copy)
    psu, 500w should be plenty unless you plan to go SLI in the future. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182199)

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    Are you able and/or willing to use Mail In Rebates?
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    Whats SLI?
    and yes if it saves me money darn right imma use em lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinYoHood View Post
    Whats SLI?
    and yes if it saves me money darn right imma use em lol
    SLI is when you use 2 or more GPUs from Nvidia to work together.
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    Oh wow sounds complicated....um i dont think i need to do that unless i cant do ultra high with just one

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