86themadhatter Jul 30 @ 5:30pm
Upgradie help from a Radeon HD 6670
I bought this PC a few months ago and have slowly started to get more into pc gaming. I'm sure you guys are well aware of the power of this potatoe.

Basically if someone could look at my PC specs and recommend a card that will run safely without causing any over heating etc. Roughly €150 give or take. I'm slightly worried that it will cause me more upgrades but here's hoping.

Any feedback would be appreciated

http://www.pcworld.ie/Product/advent-dt-3411-desktop-pc/316561/307#details
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Rumpelcrutchskin (Banned) Jul 30 @ 6:09pm 
It has 450W PSU. Either GTX 750 Ti or R7 265 would work. Measure inside the case at graphics card slot how much free space you have and check the lenght of the card before buying.
Most GTX 750 Ti except EVGA two fan versions and Gigabyte two fan version dont need additional power cable. R7 265 needs one 6-pin PCI-E power cable from PSU or two free molex plugs from PSU to connect adapter that comes with card.
_I_ Jul 30 @ 8:45pm 
a 6670 is around 60w
will be fine with a gtx750ti

r7 265 may require too much power
Bad-Motha Jul 30 @ 8:48pm 
If it has 450W PSU; you should be fine up to R9 270/270X
upcoast Jul 30 @ 9:05pm 
86themadhatter Jul 31 @ 1:42pm 
That's great to hear guys and thanks for the help.

Funnily enough i have a CORSAIR CX500M still in its box from a previous mistake. Would it be safer to install that with the R7 265 or GTX750ti? Or could that cause damage to other parts of my PC. Is it even compatible?
Rumpelcrutchskin (Banned) Jul 31 @ 1:50pm 
Originally posted by 86themadhatter:
That's great to hear guys and thanks for the help.

Funnily enough i have a CORSAIR CX500M still in its box from a previous mistake. Would it be safer to install that with the R7 265 or GTX750ti? Or could that cause damage to other parts of my PC. Is it even compatible?

Corsair CX500 is lot better PSU then the generic PSU in your PC bundle. It's compatible with your PC, no problems there.
With this you can easily run R7 265, R9 270, R9 270X.
86themadhatter Jul 31 @ 2:56pm 
@Rumpelcrutchskin

Brilliant. To think i was going to sell the CX500 when i got around to it.
Thanks i'll check the prices and reviews on all the cards or is there a clear easy choice to be made from the ones everyone listed?
Rumpelcrutchskin (Banned) Jul 31 @ 3:10pm 
Originally posted by 86themadhatter:
@Rumpelcrutchskin

Brilliant. To think i was going to sell the CX500 when i got around to it.
Thanks i'll check the prices and reviews on all the cards or is there a clear easy choice to be made from the ones everyone listed?

Depending on your location you should be able to find a deal for R9 270 at that price range.
R9 270X is usually around 180-200 euros.
R7 265 is around 130-140 euros.

Performance is from lower to higher:
GTX 750 Ti
R7 265
R9 270
R9 270X


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86themadhatter Jul 31 @ 3:36pm 
@Rumpelcrutchskin

Yeah i think i'll go with the R9 270.
Looks pretty solid by the reviews and the price is spot on.
Thanks for the help
Nalydyenlo Jul 31 @ 4:34pm 
Originally posted by 86themadhatter:
@Rumpelcrutchskin

Yeah i think i'll go with the R9 270.
Looks pretty solid by the reviews and the price is spot on.
Thanks for the help

I got the Gigabyte R9 270, which I think is about the best, and most overclockable of the bunch. It's 'Windforce' cooler fans, although not loud, are audible at their default 25% speed, but they can be turned off when you're not gaming with software such as MSI afterburner. The manufacturers do recommend a PSU of at least 500W though and it is the only R9 270 that has two 6-pin power sockets, so I guess you should be OK as long as you use that Corsair 500W. I think that PSU has a PCI-E cable with a 6-pin and an 8-pin connector. You just have to detatch/unclip the extra two pins on one of the connectors and then you'll have two 6-pin connectors and good to go.

EDIT: No, I am not a saleman for Gigabyte - I just like my card!
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