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Should I get a new GPU+PSU or upgrade something else in my sig rig? got around $230 to spend. Gonna be gaming on this rig. Mainly CS:S, BFBC2, Sims 3 and a few new and upcoming games to be released.

Thanks!
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what gpu do you have now?
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I'd say a new GPU and maybe PSU, but you might be okay on that.
 
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I'm running on the i5-650 built-in GPU.

@TheRock - Which GPU is recommend? Would like the price to be low as possible but good enough to run those games. Prefer GPU+PSU combo if you can.
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you should get the 6950 then unlock it to 6970. its going for around 300 on newegg and you pretty much save 70 bucks. there are some instability issues ( supposedly) so you should check out how it turned out for some ppl. Once you do that you should check this one out http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=corsair%20750 just so you have some head room for CF later on.
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Originally Posted by SinX7 View Post
I'm running on the i5-650 built-in GPU.

@TheRock - Which GPU is recommend? Would like the price to be low as possible but good enough to run those games. Prefer GPU+PSU combo if you can.
For your resolution, I'd recommend something around the GTX 460/HD 6850 level. Anyone else have any input on that?
 
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AZIO Levetron Mech4 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W NZXT M59 Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus (Speed Edition) ASUS Xonar D1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A4-3300 APU BIOSTAR TA75M+ AMD Radeon HD 6450 G.SKILL Ripjaws 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V60GB2 SSD Ultra ChillTec Black I-Inc iP-192ABB 19" Class Widescreen LCD Monitor Mushkin Enhanced Volta MKNPSVT500 PSU 
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AZIO Levetron Mech4 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W NZXT M59 Logitech G9x 
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Razer Goliathus (Speed Edition) ASUS Xonar D1 
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