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So I currently have the XFX R6770 core edition card Seen Here: http://www.amazon.com/computers-accessories/dp/B006TBM2CS
Today is the last day I have to return it to BestBuy rolleyes.gif , so I was thinking return it and order this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125457 powered by this PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817170029

Just wondering what my best option is here. Should I upgrade? Should I stay with the card I have now? I have no preference between AMD or Nvidia. Please give me all feedback and product recomendations as I have not ordered anything yet. This card will be for the system that is in my sig for gaming only. I don't use this computer for any video editing or anything like that. I would like to keep the price in range of what is linked above. Thanks in advance! smile.gif

Edit: I will also be returning the thermaltake tr2 430 watt psu I have and upgrading.
Edited by bmartb18b1 - 7/12/13 at 1:55pm
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Newegg has a nice combo with a gtx 660 and a Rosewill capstone 750W. And I believe it comes with a free copy of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1382588

It's $293.98 with a $30 MIR so $263.98 AR + free 4-7day shipping.

There is also a few combos with a 7870ghz.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1358218
$272.98 with $20 MIR.

7870ghz edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1358217
257.98 without any MIR hassle.

Any of those gpu+psu combos would nicely out perform the gtx 650ti boost while being close to the same price as the psu+gpu you chose. The 7870 should even be more powerful than the gtx 660.

Also here a list of recommended power supplies. Really you only need a decent 400-550W power supply unless you plan on going dual cards in the future. Just for reference if you want to check out alternatives.
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

Also note just because a power supply isn't on there does not mean it is bad.
Edited by icehotshot - 7/12/13 at 2:27pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6ghz,1.47v 24/7 GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 $200 EVGA GTX 970 SSC @ 1505mhz 16gb 2400 SuperSC DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
240gb Corsair Force Series 3 SSD Corsair H100i v2 Windows 7 64-bit SeaSonic X650 Gold 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
CM 690 II Advanced Zowie FK 1 Steelseries SX/Steelseries 9HD 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6750 Asus P5n32-e SLI EVGA 8800gt superclocked @ 750/725 gaming/folding 4gb Fatal!ty ddr2 800 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
64gb SSD Stock Win 7 64 bit Corsair CX500 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Just an update, I decided to buy just a psu for now, picked up the corsair cx600. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

My graphics card should perform well for the next few months as I can play BF3 at my desired resolution with around 50FPS. Thanks for the help though icehotshot, you will definitely be receiving a rep point from me smile.gif
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