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Upgrade from AMD Radeon R7 200?

I'm looking to upgrade my AMD Radeon R7 200 series, I believe it is a 270X or 260X.

According to Crucial, I have a PCI Express x16, with a 15-hole connector.

Motherboard is an MSI A55M-E33 FM2+.

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K Quad Core.

Could anybody recommend a good, yet not-too-expensive GPU upgrade? Possible £100-150.

Just looking, would the MSI AMD R9 380 fit in my system? http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-R9-380-Gaming-Graphics/dp/B00ZPOBI0M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460577560&sr=8-1&keywords=amd+gpu
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    For your budget this is the best option. Really good for 1080p gaming.

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx960series/Asus/STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5.html?#utm_source=affiliatewindow&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=PCPartPicker

    It is on par with r9-380 performance. It has a more elegant design though.
  2. filippi said:
    For your budget this is the best option. Really good for 1080p gaming.

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx960series/Asus/STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5.html?#utm_source=affiliatewindow&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=PCPartPicker

    It is on par with r9-380 performance. It has a more elegant design though.


    Perfect! Looking on Amazon at this GPU, it has many different options.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nvidia-GeForce-Graphics-Express-Display/dp/B00UJLDVJC/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1460578663&sr=1-3&keywords=gtx+960

    I see the OC TURBO 2GB is £155 - is that the better version or?
  3. filippi said:


    Okay, thank you!

    Gonna get these parts ordered (with my 16GB RAM upgrade and 240GB SSD) :)

    Thanks for the help.
  4. Not bad my friend. Not bad at all :D
  5. filippi said:
    Not bad my friend. Not bad at all :D


    I must thank you again... just upgraded all the parts, and it works almost flawlessly!

    Only thing now is to upgrade my CPU, motherboard and case: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-3034345/upgrading-motherboard-case-size-gpu.html
  6. filippi said:


    Hi,

    I have the same video card (I think), but am quite ignorant about compatibility, power requirements, and so on. Would my system be compatible with the card you linked? I've linked my system scan below.

    http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/scanview/36B432CB31D926C3
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