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When should I get a new graphics card?

#1Solidshooter24Posted 9/23/2013 10:31:17 PM
When is the best time to upgrade?

I currently have a Raedon HD 6700. When is the best time? My card is slowly sucking wee wee.
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#2Flaktrooper123Posted 9/23/2013 10:38:17 PM
Enthusiast suggests every 2 generations, so next month is just about the right time. The new AMD GPU is coming mid October and that is exactly 2 generations up.
#3Solidshooter24(Topic Creator)Posted 9/23/2013 10:40:23 PM
Flaktrooper123 posted...
Enthusiast suggests every 2 generations, so next month is just about the right time. The new AMD GPU is coming mid October and that is exactly 2 generations up.


Wait so being a complete computer noob, would I be able to put the new GPU with my current power supply? (How do I check this?)
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#42Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/23/2013 10:41:50 PM
Solidshooter24 posted...
Flaktrooper123 posted...
Enthusiast suggests every 2 generations, so next month is just about the right time. The new AMD GPU is coming mid October and that is exactly 2 generations up.


Wait so being a complete computer noob, would I be able to put the new GPU with my current power supply? (How do I check this?)


What's your power supply model?
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#5Solidshooter24(Topic Creator)Posted 9/23/2013 10:42:47 PM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
Solidshooter24 posted...
Flaktrooper123 posted...
Enthusiast suggests every 2 generations, so next month is just about the right time. The new AMD GPU is coming mid October and that is exactly 2 generations up.


Wait so being a complete computer noob, would I be able to put the new GPU with my current power supply? (How do I check this?)


What's your power supply model?


Where do I find this without opening the pc?
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#62Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/23/2013 10:43:38 PM
Solidshooter24 posted...
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
Solidshooter24 posted...
Flaktrooper123 posted...
Enthusiast suggests every 2 generations, so next month is just about the right time. The new AMD GPU is coming mid October and that is exactly 2 generations up.


Wait so being a complete computer noob, would I be able to put the new GPU with my current power supply? (How do I check this?)


What's your power supply model?


Where do I find this without opening the pc?


Uh...you might have to open the PC. It isn't hard if you have a screwdriver.
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#7SlaynPosted 9/23/2013 10:49:49 PM
When your card starts sucking weewee. I usually go every 2 gens. So 2xx, 4xx, 6xx Nvidia.
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#8MasterDonGeroPosted 9/23/2013 10:51:22 PM
If you're afraid to open up your computer, you should turn back now.
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#9Flaktrooper123Posted 9/23/2013 10:56:14 PM
The new R200 series should have similar connector. My 6970 has a 4pin and a 3pin plugs. I thought yours would be similar. The PSU model number should be printed on the side, so other than the case side panel, you don't have to unplug anything just to see it.
#10Solidshooter24(Topic Creator)Posted 9/23/2013 11:03:11 PM
MasterDonGero posted...
If you're afraid to open up your computer, you should turn back now.


Where did I say I was scared of opening up the pc?
I know I have to open it up to upgrade the GPU.
I'm just new to this stuff sorry.
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