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I am just in love with my antec 750 earthwatts modular power supply-i might suggest that as a possibility. It has good energy efficiency ratings(considering its modular) and decent amperege on a 12 volt rail-running a ASUS 5870(400 dollar card) with headroom for other peripherals-hdds, new pump im ordering for wcooling.

if you NEED a new graphics card- i would suggest a 5k series radeon card(DO NOT GET XFX!) not only do you get dx11 support but generally in each price bracket youll get better price/performance ratio than a lot of nvidea cards due to the 5k release and nvidea not dropping its prices to match evenly. What I did was bought a 5k series card and am waiting for the nvidea fermi cards and some benchmark tests to come out to decide if i should return my awesome radeon and go back to nvidea

hope this helps
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What kind of PSU do you all recommend with this upgrade budget?
Go for the Corsair 750TX. Can't go wrong with a good quality PSU such as that in a reasonable price range. As others have said, you don't want to skimp on the PSU, and that one is a very proven unit guaranteed to last you.

As for the GPU, if you are wanting to stick within a budget upgrade and not spend all 850 of what you've got, then I would go with either a 4890 or 5770 (the 4890 being the more powerful of the two, and the 5770 being the more up to date). If you are willing to go for a little more, get a 5850.

The 4890/5770 and the 750TX will put you back ~ $270 USD
The 5850 and the 750TX will put you back ~ $420 USD
Edited by fencefeet - 12/29/09 at 12:39am
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4850 and a corsair 750tx is what i recoment. will run you around $550 usd
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4850 and a corsair 750tx is what i recoment. will run you around $550 usd
Wait what? $550? How so?? More like $220 USD
Edited by fencefeet - 12/29/09 at 12:39am
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The one I have in my sig rig runs about $80 USD, and runs perfect.
Is that a laptop -.-?
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Go for the Corsair 750TX. Can't go wrong with a good quality PSU such as that in a reasonable price range. As others have said, you don't want to skimp on the PSU, and that one is a very proven unit guaranteed to last you.
My friend recommended a OCZ StealthXtreme 700W, he said is one of the best PSU you can get for that price range is it true? Also i need to leave money for GPU as well and maybe if i have more money i will upgrade memory as well.
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My friend recommended a OCZ StealthXtreme 700W, he said is one of the best PSU you can get for that price range is it true? Also i need to leave money for GPU as well and maybe if i have more money i will upgrade memory as well.
It's good, but will only be worth it if you end up actually sending in the MIR which is always

If not, then the extra $30 USD you would spend on a nicer Corsair unit is more than justified IMO.

Also, don't let the $100 USD price tag scare you away. That still leaves more than enough money for a very powerful GPU certain to last you for quite some time, especially if you have been managing with that 9600 until just now. Something like a 5850 is miles beyond your current card, and I promise you will practically cream your pants at how much more speed you'll get

EDIT: And be sure to see my edited initial post above, if you haven't already, for price guesstimates.
Edited by fencefeet - 12/29/09 at 12:49am
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It's good, but will only be worth it if you end up actually sending in the MIR which is always

If not, then the extra $30 USD you would spend on a nicer Corsair unit is more than justified IMO.

Also, don't let the $100 USD price tag scare you away. That still leaves more than enough money for a very powerful GPU certain to last you for quite some time, especially if you have been managing with that 9600 until just now. Something like a 5850 is miles beyond your current card, and I promise you will practically cream your pants at how much more speed you'll get

EDIT: And be sure to see my edited initial post above, if you haven't already, for price guesstimates.
Your probably right i was also thinking of waiting for the more powerful Fermi based GPU, should i? As i know GT200 GPUs will soon phase out like the card im using now
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Your probably right i was also thinking of waiting for the more powerful Fermi based GPU, should i? As i know GT200 GPUs will soon phase out like the card im using now
You could, but just be aware that Fermi isn't going to be released until about March of 2010, and from the sounds of it you are looking to upgrade now. Also, we are very unsure (in terms of actual benchmarks, not just paper specs) of whether or not Fermi will even be a reasonable amount faster than Cyprus (58xx). Its up to you.
Edited by fencefeet - 12/29/09 at 1:16am
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