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the card that I have is the hsbc in house card that lets you do all the no interest financing. I would be fine with using my cash to buy a nice psu and making payments on a gpu, or vica versa. I was just trying to make a nice budget build for my first pc. if the pc is being built for gaming I might as well get a nice gpu since that is what will matter most on this build.
You could always see if BB carries something like the HD6950 2GB. That's a near top end card, and they retail around $250 or so. You could also look into the HD6950 1GB cards (a little cheaper), or the GTX560Ti, or the GTX470 as well. Whichever fits your budget at BB. All 4 of those cards will perform very very nearly the same, with the 2GB 6950 and the 1.25GB GTX470 winning at higher resolutions.

Then once that's picked out, you could look into slightly higher PSU's on newegg with your cash. A good 500w unit will easily power a single GPU setup with any GPU. A good 650-700w or so PSU (depends on the GPU's picked) would run SLI / Crossfire in the future if you upgraded it.
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what would be good for a 500w psu? is a corsair cx500 any good? I saw a few reviews about coil wine but I guess they all might not do it. the cx600 is only $6 more so maybe that would be better? as for the card I'll have to go to BB soon and see exactly what they have in stock. I probably shouldn't spend a ton on a gpu but something up to $150 won't hurt. honestly, I'm not a big gamer and don't use anything that is graphics intensive. I barely even play now. when I do it's usually warcraft 3, starcraft and lego star wars 3. all these games play and look awesome on my gt220, on the highest settings, so I can't imagine going overboard when I probably will never even need half of the gpu that I buy.
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what would be good for a 500w psu? is a corsair cx500 any good? I saw a few reviews about coil wine but I guess they all might not do it. the cx600 is only $6 more so maybe that would be better? as for the card I'll have to go to BB soon and see exactly what they have in stock. I probably shouldn't spend a ton on a gpu but something up to $150 won't hurt. honestly, I'm not a big gamer and don't use anything that is graphics intensive. I barely even play now. when I do it's usually warcraft 3, starcraft and lego star wars 3. all these games play and look awesome on my gt220, on the highest settings, so I can't imagine going overboard when I probably will never even need half of the gpu that I buy.
If that's the case, then stick with the 400w PSU. It'll be more than overkill for an under $200 GPU (unless you find a GTX470, which will want closer to 450-500w with your CPU of choice).
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I think I'd better order the psu last then to make sure I have enough watts for whatever I get. thanx for all the help pioneerisloud.
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I think I'd better order the psu last then to make sure I have enough watts for whatever I get. thanx for all the help pioneerisloud.
No problem. I'm subscribed to this thread, so whatever GPU you end up picking, just post it here, and we'll get you set up with the right PSU for your build. I personally think there's no reason to spend a ton of money on a higher end PSU, if you're not going to use it. That's why I usually keep my eyes peeled for good deals on 400-600w units, as that's usually what most people need anyway.
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I just recommended this to someone else earlier http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130679
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thanx pioneer. what about this card rdr09 is suggesting? is that good enough for some casual gaming? if you think it's a good card I'd like to order that and the psu right now.

edit: and thank you as well rdr09
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hmm... just missed some $99 465s on newegg. Shame really
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thanx pioneer. what about this card rdr09 is suggesting? is that good enough for some casual gaming? if you think it's a good card I'd like to order that and the psu right now.

edit: and thank you as well rdr09
No, for that price, pick up that refurbished PNY GTX460 1GB I linked you earlier. It's only $10 more, and a HUGE jump in performance. The GTX460 1GB should max nearly every single game out there at 1080p (with the exception of a few games such as Crysis, Metro2033, GTA IV, and The Witcher 2).
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