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Upgrading HD 5770(2009 system)

My current specs:
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 940 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz + Scythe Yasya Cooler
4GB DDR2 1066 MHZ Kingmax
Hitachi 500 GB
GIGABYTE MA770-UD3 rev 1.0
Force3D HD 5770 1 GB
LG W2234S Flatron 22"
Forton BlueStorm II 500W

Expected time of purchase:by the end of summer holidays
Preferred site: Portio.hr(in foreign language,but you can see the models clearly,listed from most expensive,these listed are only amd) http://www.portio.hr/index.php?page=katList&cat=01051404&sort=4&pg=1

I would not go over 2000KN which is 350USD(things here are a bit more expensive,but will get cheaper probably once we join EU 1st July)

I was thinking of getting an HD7870 GIGABYTE OC version(my psu has 1x6pin connector and 2x6+2 pin connectors,i guess these 6+2 can be used only as a 6 since the gpu requires 2 6-pins,or am i wrong,in that case i will probably need a new psu)

I prefer amd over nvidia,price wise and selection of models wise

i was thinking of getting a gpu first then a new mobo for eventually switching to intel processors and ddr3 memory(couple of months differences)
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More about upgrading 5770 2009 system
  1. 2gig - 7850/70
  2. swifty_morgan said:
    2gig - 7850/70


    some people were telling me about the psu being enough on paper but not so much in practice(for the 7870)
  3. Best answer
    it's not the best PS but you should skate by if it's still in good working order.
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