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You heard that right...a 7600 GT Link for those not sure what im talking about.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130099

I built the comp in 2007 with every intent of upgrading that card that i took out of an older system. Well i moved in 2009 and when i tried to hook up my computer and it was broke so i left it in my closet because i was done with gaming.

I fixed my old computer today and im going to replace that card asap! Im looking for a future proof card (i know my comp has a 6750) because im going to upgrade ram, cpu, and motherboard when ivy bridge comes out(but im interested in seeing how a comp built in 2007 handles games 5 years latter).

I have 2 questions

1. Will my power supply handle a single card ~$250

2. Which card should I select for my system

a. AMD Radeon HD 7850

b. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560ti

c. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480

All three cards are similarly priced and I have seen all 3 recommended. I am open to purchasing a AMD 6xxx series if these more expensive cards are just not worth it. I am also open to waiting a little if something is suppose to happen that will lower the prices of some video cards soon.
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I would recommend anything GT520 and up, honestly. wink.gif

Your power supply should suffice for any single EVGA card except for the 2WIN variants and certain Classified and Hydrocopper variants.
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Any quality 500+ watt power supply can power any single GPU + CPU system.

And I would say coming from that video card you really can't make a bad choice. I would say the 560 Ti or the 7850. The GTX 480 can't match the efficiency of these newer cards.
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You heard that right...a 7600 GT Link for those not sure what im talking about.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130099
I built the comp in 2007 with every intent of upgrading that card that i took out of an older system. Well i moved in 2009 and when i tried to hook up my computer and it was broke so i left it in my closet because i was done with gaming.
I fixed my old computer today and im going to replace that card asap! Im looking for a future proof card (i know my comp has a 6750) because im going to upgrade ram, cpu, and motherboard when ivy bridge comes out(but im interested in seeing how a comp built in 2007 handles games 5 years latter).
I have 2 questions
1. Will my power supply handle a single card ~$250
2. Which card should I select for my system
a. AMD Radeon HD 7850

b. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560ti
c. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480
All three cards are similarly priced and I have seen all 3 recommended. I am open to purchasing a AMD 6xxx series if these more expensive cards are just not worth it. I am also open to waiting a little if something is suppose to happen that will lower the prices of some video cards soon.

If your going to OC the living crap out of the card then the GTX480 would be best, OC it to 800+ and it will beat a GTX580 no problem. You need to replace stock cooling on it though it you really wanted to OC it to crazy levels. Though just to note the 480 is power hungry and put is a good deal of heat.

The 7850 is faster and a better buy then the gtx560ti if you go that route, Card has more v-ram then the gtx480 but doesn't have as much gpu performance.

So really your can put it this way
GTX480 = Pure Gaming performance, you will get the most frames with this card.
7850= Power Efficient, Runs cool, quiet
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i would say a 7850 would be best bang for ur buck right now no matter thr GTX 480 out performances the 7850 BUT y i did not recommend u a GTX 480
  1. its a power hungry card and needs 550 or i would say a 600watts PSU to run smoothly not matter a 550watts would run it but you would not have a decent amount of headroom and which would shorten yor PSU's life and with a overclocked i7 920 as i could see in your sig wink.gif a 600watts would be a psu i would recommend
  2. secondly the GTX 480 is a old card and supports DirectX 11 were as the 7850 supports DirectX 11.1 biggrin.gif
  3. and lastly if you are into multiple monitor setup (i dont think so ) then the 7850 is better here which supports 3 monitors on a single card thumb.gif

Hope that helped smile.gif

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I would recommend anything GT520 and up, honestly. wink.gif
Your power supply should suffice for any single EVGA card except for the 2WIN variants and certain Classified and Hydrocopper variants.
hi phaedrus i just noted you made a new account why is that ??
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i would say a 7850 would be best bang for ur buck right now no matter thr GTX 480 out performances the 7850 BUT y i did not recommend u a GTX 480
  1. its a power hungry card and needs 550 or i would say a 600watts PSU to run smoothly not matter a 550watts would run it but you would not have a decent amount of headroom and which would shorten yor PSU's life and with a overclocked i7 920 as i could see in your sig wink.gif a 600watts would be a psu i would recommend
  2. secondly the GTX 480 is a old card and supports DirectX 11 were as the 7850 supports DirectX 11.1 biggrin.gif
  3. and lastly if you are into multiple monitor setup (i dont think so ) then the 7850 is better here which supports 3 monitors on a single card thumb.gif
Hope that helped smile.gif
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hi phaedrus i just noted you made a new account why is that ??

yes that helps tank you, i have two 22" monitors in my attic and i think ill get the 7850 and get a third one.

One more thing is there any particular 7850 i should be looking for?
    
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560GTXti unless you OC your cpu as far as you can it doesnt worth something more expensive unless again you have 1080p
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^ Only reason to get a 560 Ti over a 7850 is if you fold, otherwise the 7850 is an overall better card.

You can get a 560 Ti for a lower price though, some are quite close to $200 (new) after rebate.
The 448-core or a GTX 570 though would be a good alternative; 448s can be had (new) for around $250 (for a 570 you'd need to buy used for that price range).
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Is there no definite front runner when it comes to 560ti and the 7850?

I plan to upgrade to a Core i5-3750K when it releases.
    
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yes that helps tank you, i have two 22" monitors in my attic and i think ill get the 7850 and get a third one.
One more thing is there any particular 7850 i should be looking for?

I would also recommend you OC your cpu to 3.6ghz or faster if you can. 3.4-3.6 on that chip really is no harder then a fsb increase and some voltage increasing as well. If you cpu cooler is up to the task, but you can pick up a CM 212 for cheap. Just keep the ram running at 800mhz if you can. Your cpu is going to be bottlenecking those cards anyway so the higher you can clock it, the less of a bottleneck there will be. Just make your stress test and make sure your system is 100% stable, takes time but is well worth it.
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