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27 Mar 2013   #1

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Purchasing help.

I currently have a radeon hd 6450. Tired of laggy games, im going to go all out and get a titan. Im going to get a 1000w psu. IM just scared of the driver issues. What exactly do you do when and before the installation of a new gpu? Thanks. I heard that you have to uninstall the current drivers, but wouldnt you be left with a black/ blank screen? Please help!


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27 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by precrime3 View Post
I currently have a radeon hd 6450. Tired of laggy games, im going to go all out and get a titan. Im going to get a 1000w psu. IM just scared of the driver issues. What exactly do you do when and before the installation of a new gpu? Thanks. I heard that you have to uninstall the current drivers, but wouldnt you be left with a black/ blank screen? Please help!
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27 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Nope you won't have a black screen ... your system will simply revert to a standard vga display then revert back to the resolution you want after the latest drivers are installed
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27 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok thanks. ALso I need help with the 690. I was considering that over the 690 but im not sure if your mobo has too be sli compatible or not, since it is 2 smaller gpus in it. I have also heard of a stuttering screen? BTW my mobo: FOXCONN 2A92
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27 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Well all depends on the games you are playing really if you want to spend you money I can give the differences
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27 Mar 2013   #6

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27 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by precrime3 View Post
I currently have a radeon hd 6450. Tired of laggy games, im going to go all out and get a titan. Im going to get a 1000w psu. IM just scared of the driver issues. What exactly do you do when and before the installation of a new gpu? Thanks. I heard that you have to uninstall the current drivers, but wouldnt you be left with a black/ blank screen? Please help!

First off at your current resolution that card will be overkill also a 1000 watt PSU the same are you going to be running SLI or Crossfire? and purchasing a 1920/1080 monitor?

If not a good 650-700watt will be more then enough make sure to get one with the 80plus certified Platinum Gold Silver Bronze all are very good just the next levels up have a little more uhmp in them

I would probably stick with a AMD Gpu where is if you think you would have issues would eliminate that since you already run AMD HD7770 HD7870 or even the 7850 those 2 item's PSU /GPU should cost about 320.00 or a little under depending on where your shopping and what kind of offers because most of the 7 series cards from AMD come with like 3 free games which kinda is a eye catcher since there affiliated with steam now
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27 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yea. 1000W is way overkill, unless its a cheap PSU in which case it may or may not be enough.
At any count, its not worth risking your entire system just to save a few bucks. Especially if investing in something like a 690.

Get a good quality PSU. As mentioned 650-750 will be plenty. Id go with a 750 for a 690, probably something like a Seasonic x750 or Corsair AX750.

A 690 is basically like running SLI. Its 2 GPUs on 1 physical card. So, as far as your motherboard is concerned all thats required is a single PCI-X x16 slot.

Another option is a Titan. About the same price, but its slightly weaker than a 690.

However, it has the advantage of being a single GPU. So, games that do not run well with a SLI/Dual GPU set up will run fine on a Titan.
Yes, you will sacrifice a bit of performance, but gain performance in certain games.

Overall, both are a solid choice and 2 of the most powerful GPu solutions for a single slot configuration.


If you go with something like a 680 you'd save a ton of money and be in very good shape as well. The 680 will do very well at 1080P. In this case a good 650W PSU will be more than enough.

been away from AMD/ATI to long to make a worthwhile recommendation on that side.
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27 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

thanks for all the help guys. Yes. I realized 1000w psu is overkill. I'm probably going to get the titan, for shorter form factor and energy efficiency. Can any one state a good 750 w modular? I have a and Phenom X II 1075t if that helps.
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27 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

where is your location if you have a frys or microcenter somewhere close they are having a sale on PSU you can purchase a 1000w corsair for 124.99 rebate of 10.00 at frys but like said before overkill there are same

look for a HX750 there about 89.00 bucks or a little cheaper and gold certified also TX750 as well
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