Topic Title: First Time Upgrade...
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Created On: 07/02/2014 04:22 PM
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 07/02/2014 04:22 PM
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Kdog
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I am currently looking to upgrade my Graphics Card but I am afraid that I have gotten way over my head. At the moment I have settled on "Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5" but I have no idea what else I should consider.

I believe my Power Supply is a Max. 500W 12V, so I believe that's a limiting concern.

BIOS:

Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG


Operating System:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144)

Processor:

AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor             (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz

Card name:

AMD Radeon HD 6600 Series

Display Mem. 4095 MB

Dedicated Mem. 1008 MB

Shared Mem. 3087 MB

 

If you would inform me of anything I missed, which is probably a lot, I would be greatful. I have no idea what the next step is... Hopefully above is enough information.

 07/02/2014 06:03 PM
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Look for a SeaSonic, Enermax, or Corsair 750w power supply. Assuming your motherboard supports at least PCIe 2.0, then you'll be fine.

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 07/02/2014 06:07 PM
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My motherboard supports the that PCIe. And okay thank you for the help and suggestions.

 07/04/2014 09:56 AM
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Have you already purchased the card? If not what is your budget & what are you plans for the card (games you wanna play or applications you're going to use?)

I would recommend upgrading PSU as Zion pointed out regardless since it'll help provide better, cleaner power to your components and allow more upgradeability in the future as well, without having to replace it (again) if you get at least a 750W unit of good quality.



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 07/04/2014 10:37 AM
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Your PSU is the minimum recommended for the HD7850 aasuming it can also deliver at least 21A through the +12v rail.

 

Upgrade the PSU as soon as possible.

A good quality 750-850W PSU will be enough for future upgrades as well and will last you longer.



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 07/04/2014 01:33 PM
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@HoneyBadger84

At this moment in time I have purchased the card. I've been trying to research some PSU as well and I believe I have found one to the liking too. Well hopefully... And to answer your second question I plan on playing Games on with this.

Happy Fourth if you're from the States.

@backFireX64

I was hearing about the +12v rail and somewhat understood it. I believe I found a good CORSAIR one from Newegg. 

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91.
Don't know if links are allowed on this forum I hope that name suffices.

And Happy Fourth! If you are from the States.

 07/04/2014 04:47 PM
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Corsairs are mostly made by SeaSonic, so you will be fine with that.

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 07/04/2014 05:02 PM
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Okay, thanks. I will be purchasing it later next week then, sounds like things are coming together.

 07/05/2014 01:44 AM
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Quality PSU, good choice. 



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