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    Old 05-01-2014, 07:21 AM
    t25187 t25187 is offline
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    Hey so I'v decided I'm upgrading my pc
    Cpu:Quad AMD A8-5500
    Ram:8.00GB DDR3
    Gpu: 2048MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7470
    Motherboard: PCI-E x16

    These are the stuff that I'm going to be adding to my pc
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SAPPHIRE-Radeon-R9-290-4GB-Gaming-Video-Card-AMD-ATI-Graphics-4096MB-HDMI-DP-DVI-/291014035161?pt=AU_Components&hash=item43c1c9c6d9& _uhb=1

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AMD-FX-8350-4-GHz-Max-4-2-GHz-8-Core-AM3-BE-Unlocked-Desktop-CPU-Processor-/350757160593?pt=AU_Components&hash=item51aac18691& _uhb=1

    I heard that not all mobo will work with all cpus and gpus so will this work? And also lets say I were to buy the gpu before I buy the cpu and use the gpu with my current cpu will this make it unstable?

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    Old 05-01-2014, 10:54 AM
    Orkgutz Orkgutz is offline
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    Your current motherboard is an FM2 socket, the CPU you've linked is AM3+ and so wont work.

    The HD7470 is a very low end card and so has very low power requirements. This means that you're likely to have a low quality/wattage power supply in your machine and this wouldn't be able to run an R9 290 either at all or without blowing up.

    So:

    1. What Power supply do you have? Need the brand and model + stated wattage
    2. What's your max budget for upgrades?
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