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OklahomaSooner
02.02.2012 , 04:55 PM | #641
Is it worth it to upgrade to this card from a Radeon HD 5770? I am looking for a card in the $150-200 range.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150563

Its not just for this game, but Skyrim, Witcher 2, BF3, ME3, DX:HR, etc etc.

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blowmedown
02.02.2012 , 05:39 PM | #642
Quote: Originally Posted by OklahomaSooner View Post
Is it worth it to upgrade to this card from a Radeon HD 5770? I am looking for a card in the $150-200 range.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150563

Its not just for this game, but Skyrim, Witcher 2, BF3, ME3, DX:HR, etc etc.
Yes if your PSU has the connectors and the power to push it.
This is the 1gb version compared.
http://www.hwcompare.com/6025/radeon...adeon-hd-6870/

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blowmedown
02.02.2012 , 05:49 PM | #643
Quote: Originally Posted by hollysith View Post
I am trying to play this game but my current set up was never really meant for gaming and it's super slow. I'd like to make some upgrades, namely probably on the video card. I really need suggestions on what is compatible, a good deal, and will make this game enjoyable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883103221

Thank you!
Sorry new PC time.

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OklahomaSooner
02.02.2012 , 06:41 PM | #644
I'll definitely need a new PSU, as I only have one connector for my 5770.

Honestly, my PSU is confusing me entirely. It says it has 250 watts..yet the 5770 uses 400 watts. It has a lot of chinese writing on it, so I think it could be fooling me.

What PSU would work with that 6870 I posted above for a reasonable amount of cash?

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takumei
02.03.2012 , 05:50 AM | #645
Will this computer run SWTOR, I am buying it from someone and just want to know what I need to do to it.

There are 3 spare hot swap bays for additional HDs and 2 extra PCI-E slots for video cards. Below are the specs:
Case: NZXT Gamma
Power Supply: 600w Owltech (Japan) Modular
CPU: Intel Q6600 Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz
CPU Fan: Zalman CNPS 7500 AlCu LED 2-Ball
Motherboard: EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 3-Way SLI
Video Card: MSI Lightning N260GTX 1.7GB
Ram: 8GB
Hard Drive: 250GB 7200rpm SATA and 200GB 5400RPM SATA
Optical: ASUS DVDRW

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blowmedown
02.03.2012 , 05:48 PM | #646
Quote: Originally Posted by OklahomaSooner View Post
I'll definitely need a new PSU, as I only have one connector for my 5770.

Honestly, my PSU is confusing me entirely. It says it has 250 watts..yet the 5770 uses 400 watts. It has a lot of chinese writing on it, so I think it could be fooling me.

What PSU would work with that 6870 I posted above for a reasonable amount of cash?
This is high quality $60 you will need to use you old PSU power plug it should pull right out the back of it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371030

The 5770 has a TDP of 107 Watts they recomend a 400 Watt PSU to power your entire system incase you have a really overated/low quality PSU. Your system is drawing about 200 Watts

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OklahomaSooner
02.03.2012 , 06:12 PM | #647
Quote: Originally Posted by blowmedown View Post
This is high quality $60 you will need to use you old PSU power plug it should pull right out the back of it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371030

The 5770 has a TDP of 107 Watts they recomend a 400 Watt PSU to power your entire system incase you have a really overated/low quality PSU. Your system is drawing about 200 Watts
Nevermind, I got it. I'm going to go with the same model/brand that you suggested, but 620W so it lasts longer, and its only a little more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371031

Thank you very much, bro.

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blowmedown
02.03.2012 , 06:24 PM | #648
Quote: Originally Posted by takumei View Post
Will this computer run SWTOR, I am buying it from someone and just want to know what I need to do to it.

There are 3 spare hot swap bays for additional HDs and 2 extra PCI-E slots for video cards. Below are the specs:
Case: NZXT Gamma
Power Supply: 600w Owltech (Japan) Modular
CPU: Intel Q6600 Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz
CPU Fan: Zalman CNPS 7500 AlCu LED 2-Ball
Motherboard: EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 3-Way SLI
Video Card: MSI Lightning N260GTX 1.7GB
Ram: 8GB
Hard Drive: 250GB 7200rpm SATA and 200GB 5400RPM SATA
Optical: ASUS DVDRW
That's old but yes you can play probaly not very well even on low settings. How much are you paying for that?
I would pass and get something better.

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blowmedown
02.03.2012 , 06:31 PM | #649
Quote: Originally Posted by OklahomaSooner View Post
Is this PSU the same as the one you posted, which is actually perfect, except 80 more watts? It has a $10 mail in rebate, which would make it the same price as the one you posted.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139028
That's a low quality 480 WATT PSU that's overrated read some of the reviews where it came dead as in DOA its a good name brand but their cheapest line.
The one i listed is pleanty of power and good quality made by Seasonic.

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blowmedown
02.03.2012 , 06:50 PM | #650
Quote: Originally Posted by OklahomaSooner View Post
Nevermind, I got it. I'm going to go with the same model/brand that you suggested, but 620W so it lasts longer, and its only a little more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371031

Thank you very much, bro.
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

Just to give you something to look at you can put in your system here and get close to what you need with that card you will use about 320 WATTS add about 30% over what they recomend and always buy a quality PSU.