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Need Graphics Card & PSU (10-12K)

Aj12

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1. Which Power Supply do you have? (Be EXACT while naming the company and model)
Ans: iBall LPE223-400 (250 W) power supply, which came with the case (i ball stunner)

2. What is your budget?
Ans: 10-12k ( PSU+ CARD)

3. Which resolution will you game at?
Ans: 1600x900 (Bf3, Mw3 , Metro 2033, GTA IV )

4. What are your current computer specifications?
Ans:
Core i3 530
Biostar H55 HD
Zion 4 GB DDR 3 (2x2)
SPARKLE 9400GT
Segate Barracuda 7200.12 (1 TB) X 2
Samsung B2030
i Ball Stunner ( with iBall LPE223-400 (250 W) power supply )
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i plan get the MSI 6850 PE/OC together with the Seasonic S12ll 520w
also should i consider waiting for kelper or the 7000 series, cause after this no further upgrades for the next 2-3 years.
Suggestions Welcome....
 

Skud

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Get the combo you have planned (6850+ SII 520W) if you don't want to wait. 6850 will fly through most games at 16x9 res.
 
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Aj12

Aj12

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Get the combo you have planned (6850+ SII 520W) if you don't want to wait. 6850 will fly through most games at 16x9 res.

if i should wait how long would i have to wait for a suitable alternative that is within my budget...
 

Skud

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Hard to tell. But if wait much longer chances of getting a 6850 will get slimmer.
 

coderunknown

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if i should wait how long would i have to wait for a suitable alternative that is within my budget...

there is a big gap between HD7770 & HD7850. AMD may intro a cut down version of HD7850 as HD7790 by July but till then either you buy HD6850 else go for HD7770 which can't even match a HD6850 at stock. Though HD7770 overclock beats HD6850, HD6850 overclock too beats an overclocked HD7770 :razz:
 

Skud

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Staff member
Future drivers will benefit the 7770 more, so the gap (b/w 6850) may be overcome.
 
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Aj12

Aj12

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i originally planned on upgrading by the end of this month..
i could delay my upgrade by a month or two but i cannot wait until july:shock:
so it boils down to two cards
the 6850 or the 7770.
keep in mind that after this upgrade there will be no further upgrades for the next 2-3 years or even longer.
so which one should i get to make my setup future proof...
 

Skud

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Staff member
Both are on par with 6850 having slight edge over 7770. As I have said earlier future drivers MAY improve performance of 7770 more.
 

nx112

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Grab 6850 cyclone as soon as it goes out of stock.SMC is giving this card at extremely low price.Go for it.
 
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Aj12

Aj12

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i will get the 6850 as advised..
could someone give me a link for the Seasonic S12ll 520w.
 
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Aj12

Aj12

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just want to make sure before final purchase
the final price is a bit more than what i had originally had in mind
but i think i can manage

SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W - 3,770.00
MSI R6850 Cyclone PE/OC - 9,500.00

are the prices alright?
 
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