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It may depend on the card I guess, I never go above 75C GPU and 80C Vram, 85C/95C when I OC'd to 1200/1500 after hours of play in a 80F room wubsmiley.gif

If your going to go with a 660TI I would suggest getting a signature edition like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130837

the 660Ti above and non-signature editions are more expensive then the 7870 XT which was already a little bit over your original budget, and with the 660ti you would get metro:LL instead of the reloaded bundle amd is giving.

The choice is ultimately how much are you willing to spend and what you think is the best bang for your buck. thumb.gif
     
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The 660Ti is a little too much tongue.gif i was stuck between the 660 & 7850 or to risk the problems and get the Tahiti LE.

The Sapphire 7850 is on sale for 150gbp and the EVGA GTX660 is for 147GBP. The Sapphire 7870XT is 185gbp /:
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The 660Ti is a little too much tongue.gif i was stuck between the 660 & 7850 or to risk the problems and get the Tahiti LE.

The Sapphire 7850 is on sale for 150gbp and the EVGA GTX660 is for 147GBP. The Sapphire 7870XT is 185gbp /:
Whatever you do, get a new PSU!
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Whatever you do, get a new PSU!

Yeah i plan to but the GPU has to fit the budget with the PSU if that makes sense. I think i might go for a XFX Core 450w and a EVGA 660 whatcha think?
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Yeah i plan to but the GPU has to fit the budget with the PSU if that makes sense. I think i might go for a XFX Core 450w and a EVGA 660 whatcha think?

can you check how many amps does your psu supply on the +12v rail . if you have multiple rails +12v1, +12v2 find out the max amps combined across both rails. anything above 36A and you can safely run a Sapphire HD 7870 XT. if you can post an image of the psu label with the amps ratings.
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Yeah i plan to but the GPU has to fit the budget with the PSU if that makes sense. I think i might go for a XFX Core 450w and a EVGA 660 whatcha think?
Sounds decent, I personally would scrounge up the extra 15P and get a 7870, even if its not the XT, it will still be fast
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/his-video-card-h787f2g2m

Granted how much is the 660 your looking at?
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It's a single rail PSU and Scan.co.uk list the 12v rail as 34A.

The GTX660 on eBuyer.co.uk is an EVGA 2GB one for £147GBP and the cheapest 7870 on there is an XFX DD 2GB 7870 is £165 but told me an XFX sounds the same as sticking your melon inside a 747 engine.

Personally looks do come into it aswell, im not a fan of GPU's with enormous HS/Fans on show (Like MSI/Giga)
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It's a single rail PSU and Scan.co.uk list the 12v rail as 34A.

The GTX660 on eBuyer.co.uk is an EVGA 2GB one for £147GBP and the cheapest 7870 on there is an XFX DD 2GB 7870 is £165 but told me an XFX sounds the same as sticking your melon inside a 747 engine.

Personally looks do come into it aswell, im not a fan of GPU's with enormous HS/Fans on show (Like MSI/Giga)
You will never be able to tell what it looks like, the fans are on the bottom of the unit (I know its stupid). Well I would say you got yourself a couple parts to buy. thumb.gif The GTX 660 is a good unit and the PSU your buying is also quite good. Enjoy!
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So think the GTX660 is a winner compared to the slight more money for the XFX? tongue.gif Only thing was if i get a Radeon i'd need a PSU with more PCI power things whatever they are called biggrin.gif
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It's a single rail PSU and Scan.co.uk list the 12v rail as 34A.

The GTX660 on eBuyer.co.uk is an EVGA 2GB one for £147GBP and the cheapest 7870 on there is an XFX DD 2GB 7870 is £165 but told me an XFX sounds the same as sticking your melon inside a 747 engine.

Personally looks do come into it aswell, im not a fan of GPU's with enormous HS/Fans on show (Like MSI/Giga)

34A means 34 x 12 = 408W on +12v rails. should be enough for sapphire HD 7870 XT.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/01/powercolor_radeon_hd_7870_myst_edition_review/10

here is the powercolor myst hd 7870 tahiti le with core i5 2500k at 4.8 ghz drawing less than 380w. for safety keep your fx-8120 clocked around 4 Ghz. bulldozer power draw can quickly rise once you push beyond 4.2 ghz.
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