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W/ your 500w PSU (what model?), your best best will probably be the GTX 560 or 6950 1gb.
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post #22 of 42
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The motherboard is an Intel DH55HC and the PSU is antec BP500U.
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The motherboard is an Intel DH55HC and the PSU is antec BP500U.
Whoops you didn't mean best single period you meant best single for your specs to run. LOL.

Push it with a EVGA Nvidia GTX 460 SC requires 450 watt min power supply for $219 and needs two six pin connectors.

Anything greater and your going to need 500 watt power supply and no head room to run your other peripherals.

Push it with a Sapphire ATI Radeon 5750 requires 450 watt min power supply for $119.00 needs two six pin connectors.

Anything greater and your going to need 500 watt power supply and no head room to run your other peripherals

The Sapphire ATI Radeon 5750 may be less expensive by $100 but I think the EVGA GTX 460 SC is better in my own opinion. Anyone else have a better solution for him?
     
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The king of GPU's is Nvidia 580 but your PSU isn't sufficient enough to run it. Your Second option is the 6970 but your PSU is also pushing it, who know's it might work. Third option is 6950 which will run with your PSU (I have 550w) and that GPU can max out Crysis but will run into problems with metro and Mafia with physx on high, though all high end graphic card run into the same problems when playing those games.

If you have money to blow then get the 580gtx and upgrade your PSU.

If you don't want to upgrade your PSU then get the 6950 which will run almost every game at high or very high settings when unlocking the shaders.

You can try 570 gtx too but I'm not sure what the power requirement is.
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post #25 of 42
An AMD 6850 requires 500 Watt or greater power supply recommended to run and he won't have any head room for his other periphials.

AMD 6870 also requires 500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended.

AMD 6950 also requires 500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended.

AMD 6970 requires 550 Watt or greater power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended.
     
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked requires minimum of a 500 power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 30 Amps and two available 6-pin PCI-E power dongles.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 requires minimum of a 550 power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 38 Amps and two available 6-pin PCI-E power dongles.

Always have 50 watts min more than recommended or you will run your PSU at peak power. Peak power will cause ripple which is bad for components and destroys them over time. I would never have less than 100 watt head room in my own opinion. Hence why at full throttle some games are too demanding.

Lastly high end cards like Nvidia GTX 580, GTX 570 or AMD Radeon 6970, AMD 6950 do not have any problems playing games maxed out at least with a good power supply to handle full throttle. I run Crysis in Enthusiast mode AA x4 at 1280x 1080 resolution with no issues. Looks like eye candy and no stutter. Anything less demanding is like running a hot knife through butter. You get what you pay for.
     
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If I need to upgrade my PSU then I can. Price really isn't a probem, but not too expensive. Whats a good PSU to upgrade to that can run a GTX 570? Also, what's a good GTX 570 to get, I know there's several out there.And I mostly just play MMOs on my computer not to much FPSs. Like I said I don't know a lot about computers so need the help lol.
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If I need to upgrade my PSU then I can. Price really isn't a probem, but not too expensive. Whats a good PSU to upgrade to that can run a GTX 570? Also, what's a good GTX 570 to get, I know there's several out there.And I mostly just play MMOs on my computer not to much FPSs. Like I said I don't know a lot about computers so need the help lol.
If you're going with a GTX 570, I would get the MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II OC.

I have the MSI N460GTX Twin Frozr II SOC and it runs really cool and overclocks great. I would imagine that the Twin Frozr II cooling design would keep the GTX 570 running really cool too.
   
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post #29 of 42
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what about a 580? Also, when does the new 590/595 going to be released?
post #30 of 42
You can run a 580 with a quality 550/600w (with 80+ Bronze efficiency or better)
(I'd rather let Phaedrus answer this...being one of the resident psu guru's)

Speculation decrees that the 590 is arriving very soon (possibly end of this month, beginning of next month as it's been mentioned (the 590...as well as the 550) in a beta driver leak.
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