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Windows 7: MSI Radeon R7 260 on my recent build?

25 Aug 2014   #1

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MSI Radeon R7 260 on my recent build?

Intel Pentium G3258, MSI Radeon R7 260, DIYPC Solar-M1-G - System Build - PCPartPicker

This is the build that I just ordered (all except the video card). How does that gpu fit in with the rest of the build? I just started playing Tera and my integrated graphics is actually doing quite well so far. Some lagging but better than I expected. Anyway, would this be a good video card to add to my PC to allow me to play the game better? Will there be any bottle neck if I add the r7 260? Also, from what I have googled, the 430 psu should be enough, what do you think?

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27 Aug 2014   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Something like an R9 270 would be a better card. Something like this, maybe:

Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB DirectCU II Video Card (R9270-DC2OC-2GD5) - PCPartPicker

or this:

Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card (100365L) - PCPartPicker

I don't know what your budget is, but maybe you could swing something in that price range.

As far as the power supply goes, 430W is not enough to run today's power hungry cards. Your PSU is the heart of your system, and whether or not you buy the upgraded card I suggested, you should be looking at a PSU around 600 to 750 Watts. You may, at some point want to add extra drives, or upgrade your processor, or even add a second video card. Having a larger supply also means there's some headroom. A power supply's power diminishes over time, so having a little more Wattage at the beginning can make it last longer.

Good PSU brands to look for are Seasonic and Corsair.
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