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 11/30/2013 11:52 AM
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my computer run's i7 930 280 ghz 12gm of memory the graphic card is a 5870 I want to upgrade and don't know to which one will work best Also is it easy to do it yourself or should i get a computer person to install it The power supply is a 525watts



Edited: 11/30/2013 at 12:14 PM by mrc4
 11/30/2013 01:23 PM
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525w PSU running a 5870. Impressive. Well if we stay within the TDP of a 5870 that would leave you with being able to choose, an R270X, or R270 being top end. 

Yes its really easy to change out a graphics card. Open case, remove screws from the back of the card thats holding it down, place finger on the PCI-E Slot holder to push it back or forward depending on the design of the board, Then pull card straight out. 

However though if you are willing to replace that 525W unit. You could pick up say a Corsair TX650M , And pick up an R280X, Or Radeon 7970.(same card just rebrands) 

 



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 11/30/2013 03:25 PM
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thank you for  your help isn't that card the same as 7870 which one is better the xfx or msi or gigabyte for manufactoring the card

 11/30/2013 03:54 PM
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Both the R270X and R270 are both 7870's Just faster versions of them. (The R270X is around 10 to 15% faster depending on the game you can read a review here)  http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_r7_260x_r9_270x_280x_review_benchmarks,16.html

From a Manufactuering standpoint. 

I'd get XFX, Asus, MSI, Gigabyte , HIS, avoid diamond like the plague. I know sapphire makes good cards to its just if you ever have an issue with it. You have to *pay* them to RMA the card they also have 2 year warranties which is another reason I have an issue recommending them but they do have *excellent* customer service (your mileage may vary)

I know recently that "Club3d" has started showing up on newegg. I don't know anything about them personally although I'm sure I could google it I'm just lazy atm.



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 11/30/2013 05:46 PM
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is this a good card ASUS Graphics Cards with ASUS Exclusive DirectCU Thermal Solution (HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2) i can get this cheap less than 160 Or should i go with MSI Computer Corp. Video Graphics Card R9 270 GAMING 2G for 20 dollars more or should i go with the 270x Can i run a 270x with 525 power supply thanks for your help Vantharas



Edited: 12/04/2013 at 04:00 PM by mrc4
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