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    recently my VGA card died, it was three years old along with everything else in my computer - i need a replacement for it; im not certain what to get, i was planning on building a new computer from scratch this summer since most of my parts are getting kinda old, but i don't have the money to tackle the whole project right now. basically im not not sure what to buy or what to do about this whole situation. suggestions?

    cpu: intel i7-950
    previous VGA: asus ATI radeon 5870
    mobo: ATX intel x58 extreme3
    powersupply: corsair 550w 12v
    ram: 3x2gb ddr3

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    Default Re: upgrade for my dead VGA card

    Do you want similar performance? what is your budget?

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    amd 290 pro? can be flashed to a 290x bios if you pick vtx/powercolor/xfx brand

    or if on a budget a 7950 or 280x ?
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    Default Re: upgrade for my dead VGA card

    I have a budget of roughly 110 euro. Im looking for something similar to my old one but a little better. I've seen a few of up to hd7xxx series, but im not sure what to go for.

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    I own two 7850's and they handle prettymuch everything at 1920x1080

    if I were you id pickup a 7950
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: upgrade for my dead VGA card

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    I own two 7850's and they handle prettymuch everything at 1920x1080

    if I were you id pickup a 7950
    well, the initial problem is that i don't have that kind of money right now ;)

    i also encountered another problem: my motherboards most advanced PCle slot is 2.0 - which means i can't handle anything after hd6xxx series.... oh well, it's still a pretty big upgrade.

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    they will all work,they are backwards compatible with pcie2

    pcie3 only offers 1% speed improvement anyway so you wont lose anything
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: upgrade for my dead VGA card

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    they will all work,they are backwards compatible with pcie2

    pcie3 only offers 1% speed improvement anyway so you wont lose anything
    i picked up on that yesterday as well, funny how much you learn when you run into problems...anyway; it's still a bit too expensive so i think ill go with a hd77xx instead, i have 5 possibilities, i just have to figure out which one i should go for.

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    Default Re: upgrade for my dead VGA card

    what about the 7850? decent card
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: upgrade for my dead VGA card

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    what about the 7850? decent card
    Yea, it looks quite nice, but here in sweden it's just a bit too expensive, my budget is around 110 euro and that card is 135 euro; I wish I could wait for more money but i need to get my comp working again before January.

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