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Hey, so I have a 9600 GT and I am thinking its time to get a better graphics card.. I was looking at the 5770HD? Is it worth the money? Also, will my 500 watt power supply be able to handle it. I will plan to do slight overclocking down the road when the card can't handle full graphics. Look at the specs below to judge if I can use the card with ease and never have to worry about it shorting out or something of that nature..

Thanks,
Andrew
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Phenom II x4 @3.55 Ghz GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/ 9600 GT 512mb 8 Gigabytes Ripjaws 
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Depends on how much you're gonna pay for the HD5770, for around $140 you can get a better card like the GTX 460 even the 1GB version.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...278&CatId=3669
And a 500W PSU is enough for either one of those cards.
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ahhh okay thanks Travis!
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You're welcome
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post #5 of 8
your psu should be fine also
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yep a 500w should be fine
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ya a 500 watt will be plenty.....
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your psu should be fine also
Ok.

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yep a 500w should be fine
Confirmed.

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ya a 500 watt will be plenty.....
Confirmed again.

I just had to

And yes, definitely get the 460. The 5770 is really a no brainer atm imo.
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