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Two graphics or a new one

by CallumKent / September 2, 2013 11:29 PM PDT

Hey guys, i'll try get right to it.

I'm not really experiencing in the whole of building a computer, therefore I bought one instead of making it, even though I shouldn't of.

I have this graphics card: ASUS EAH5450 520mb

That graphics card lets me run more or less any game on mid to low settings. However, I'm thinking of getting a new graphics card

Here is my new one: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-294-SP

I haven't bought it yet.

I was wondering what everyone thought.

Would this new graphics card be much of an upgrade and would I be able to run games smoothly on top settings with 60 + FPS? Such as, Saints row 4, WoW & other similar games?

If not, is there any other suggestions anyone has in the range of $120 and below?

Also, here is my newbie question. Is I use both of these graphics cards, will it improve my fps or make no difference?

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by Bob__B / September 3, 2013 12:12 AM PDT

What psu do you have?
Remove the side panel and read the label on the side of the psu.

Tell us.

What size case do you have?
If it one of those small things a normal size video card may not fit.

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Here it is
by CallumKent / September 3, 2013 12:51 AM PDT
In reply to: psu?
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by Bob__B / September 3, 2013 2:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Here it is

Your case seems to be of a large enough size to handle a full size video card.....so that's a go.

The elite series of psu seems to be of the dual rail flavor.
Without knowing the power distribution of those rails and the amps on each rail I can only guess.
Here's my guess.
It should be able to power the hd 7750@60w
It might be able to power the hd 7770@80w.....more video power/fps.....your call.

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Can't find the exact PSU yet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2013 1:04 AM PDT
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by CallumKent / September 3, 2013 2:23 AM PDT

Thanks for the help.

I have someone who is willing to set up my graphics card because i have no clue, however, if this is a double rail, that will allow me to use 2 graphics cards?

Say for example, it could hold 2 graphics card. Would there be a risk of over-heating and would it make my performance better, for example, making my fps higher while gaming on high settings?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2013 2:29 AM PDT
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And given the great performance of the single 7770 why 2 cards?

OK, if you are going with 2 cards, most of the time I see over double the power rating and find 1000 Watt PSUs all too often.

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by CallumKent / September 3, 2013 3:37 AM PDT
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Does that mean that it could possibly overheat or would be pointless?

I'm just trying to make the most of my money and try and hopefully get a better understanding.

I wouldn't like say, like to run my game in HD and fun of 40FPS for example, as if I used my other graphic cards I could run 60.

So using the two cards would maybe cause problems?

thanks everyone for the help!

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No to your first question I replied to.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2013 3:43 AM PDT
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"if this is a double rail, that will allow me to use 2 graphics cards?"


Not only no because no one should warrant such a setup, you also need to check if your machine has the slots to hold such.

And I'm a bit lost why you want to go down the dual card road given the benchmarks I'm seeing on the 7770 listed in the link above.


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