Question New Graphics Card Suggestion

rik123

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Had my pc for just over 4 years now. Long story short, while it can handle some of the newer games, I've noticed that it overheats quite a bit more than it used to. While my CPU can stay at a steady 60-70 degrees while gaming on high settings, the graphics card will easily hit up to 89 degrees. Anyone have any suggestions for a better card that will hopefully not have to work as hard during my gaming sessions?

I don't want to pay more than £250 max - so I was thinking about the MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 Air Boost 8GB OC HBM2. This seems like the best for that price range (cheapest I found was £235).

Anyone know if this will work fine with my motherboard and fit in my case?

My current setup:

BLUETOOTH: None
CAPTURECARD: None
CAS: NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower Gaming Case w/ front USB 3.0 [-25] (Black colour [-1])
CASUPGRADE: NONE
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+/-R/+/-RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. [-34] (BLACK Colour)
CD2: NONE
COOL: NONE
CPU: INTEL(R) Core™ i7-4790K Quad Core 4.00 GHz 8MB Cache LGA1150 + HD Graphics Overclockable S&S
CS_FAN: Default Case Fan
DONGLES: NONE
EXPAN: NONE
FA_HDD: None
FAN: Cooler Master Hyper 412S CPU Fan with 4 x Direct Contact heat-pipes, Extreme performance and Ultra quiet Overclockable XXX [-3]
FLASHMEDIA: None
HDD: 500 GB Samsung 840 EVO SATA III Gaming MLC Solid State Disk [+94] (Single Drive)
HDD2: 2TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64M Cache 7200rpm Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive)
HOMEINSTALL: NONE
IEEE_CARD: NONE
INSURANCE: NONE
KEYBOARD: NONE
MB_SRT_Z87: None
MEMORY: 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3/2133mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance Pro w/Heat Spreader)
MISC: NVIDIA GeForce Experience one-click drivers and settings
MONITOR: NONE
MONITOR2: NONE
MONITOR3: NONE
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte Z97X-SLI INTEL Z97 Chipset, ATX Mainboard w/ 4 RAM slots, 7.1 HD Audio, HDMI, GbLAN, USB 3.0, SATA-III, 1x Gen2 PCIe x16, 1x Gen2 PCIe x8, 3x Gen2 PCIe x1, & 2x PCI
MOUSE: NONE
NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT -- As standard on all PCs
OS: NONE - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY(NO OVERCLOCKING AVAILABLE) [-59]
OVERCLOCK: S&S Overclocking (CPU Safe and Stable overclock: guaranteed min. 10%, max. 20%.)
POWERSUPPLY: 750 Watts Power Supplies (Corsair 750 Watts CX750 Gaming Power Supply, 80+)
PRO_WIRING1: Arctic Silver 5 - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+9]
PRO_WIRING2: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chasis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
RUSH: NONE
SERVERUNIT: NONE
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: NONE
TEMP: NONE
TVRC: NONE
UPS: None
USB1: NONE [+0]
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [-131] (Single Card)
 

rik123

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Cooler Master Hyper 412S CPU Fan over the processor I assume... the rest are probably cheap £10 ones. Will probably swap those out - but still intending on upgrading my graphics card - so still hoping for a confirmation if it looks compatible with my setup
 

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