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I am in the market to pick up a new PSU and GPU. I currently have Crossfired AMD 5770HD. I think i have picked out my new PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341053 I really just dont keep up with the latest GPUs anymore. I would like to keep my price around 200 USD and want to go to a single card for now. The only games i really play are GW2, WoW, and D3. Any input is helpful and maybe some links. TY specs to follow

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post #2 of 18
Your perfectly fine with your current PSU.
You could run SLI 680 on that if you wanted.

I'm assuming if you don't get the power supply, you can spend 400$?
If so get a 670 or a 7970, I believe those two were around the same price point.
Or get a 7870/660ti when it releases and a SSD, if you don't have one.
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post #3 of 18
OP your PSU is a very high quality one. more than enough to run any high end graphics card like HD 7970 or GTX 680. Don't spend on a new PSU. Get a HD 7850 and overclock it if required. Thats your best option.
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Looking at the pice of the suggested card 430 ish still seems a bit much.
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post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by jgarcia View Post

Looking at the pice of the suggested card 430 ish still seems a bit much.

You could get a HD 7950 OC for USD 330 - 350.
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post #7 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

You could get a HD 7950 OC for USD 330 - 350.

Can you link for me? Apparently my google is broken smile.gif and im on my phone.
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post #8 of 18
Yea, don't waste money on a new PSU, your sig rig PSU is fine and as stated will power your desired upgrade's. Spend a little more and get a 670/680 or a 7950/7970.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jgarcia View Post

Can you link for me? Apparently my google is broken smile.gif and im on my phone.

Sapphire HD 7950 950 Mhz edition - USD 350
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102991

Gigabyte HD 7950 Windforce (900 Mhz) - USD 350 (USD 330 after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgarcia View Post

Can anyone comment on this card?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663

It's not a bad card, but I would say to get a 7950 if possible.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150616

Both cafd will be able to run a the games you listed perfectly though.
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