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I am already spending more than I should, so really I know I am being kinda "cheap" but tbh every dollar saved is win for me.
since you didn't mention any form of budget, makes it a bit harder for folks to help.

A suggestion from me would be to sell the 470, and move onto the 500 series cards (560 or 570). be it though it'll cost a bit more to do so.

I haven't checked any ratings on the TX, but plz do so before making the psu choice, video cards are power hunger (thought i read that the 400 series used more power than the 500 series)
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since you didn't mention any form of budget, makes it a bit harder for folks to help.

A suggestion from me would be to sell the 470, and move onto the 500 series cards (560 or 570). be it though it'll cost a bit more to do so.

I haven't checked any ratings on the TX, but plz do so before making the psu choice, video cards are power hunger (thought i read that the 400 series used more power than the 500 series)
As far as budget goes, I am willing to spend about $1500 on the new computer parts (not including the 2 additional monitors).

The price/performance benefit of selling my 470 and then buying 2 500 series cards would not make economical sense (I need 2 nvidia cards with 3 monitor setup). Plus I don't do anything GPU intensive. I just want the peace of mind knowing I can still play new games if something comes out that interests me. I will run games exclusively on the 30" the 2 side monitors will not be used for a surround gaming set up. If anything I would run games in window mode, allowing me to web surf of watch videos on the side while I am dead playing cs or something.

Corsair PSU's seem to be regarded as one of the highest quality units out there so I am not too worried about the brand. More concerning is the 750w. But I think that should be enough for what I would be running. Right?
    
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As far as budget goes, I am willing to spend about $1500 on the new computer parts (not including the 2 additional monitors).
Very nice budget indeed


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The price/performance benefit of selling my 470 and then buying 2 500 series cards would not make economical sense (I need 2 nvidia cards with 3 monitor setup). Plus I don't do anything GPU intensive. I just want the peace of mind knowing I can still play new games if something comes out that interests me. I will run games exclusively on the 30" the 2 side monitors will not be used for a surround gaming set up. If anything I would run games in window mode, allowing me to web surf of watch videos on the side while I am dead playing cs or something.?
I've no idea on the resale value of the 470 (guess it'll depend on make/model and how well it runs) but work the numbers and see what the difference is

perhaps a bit academic since you’ll be wanting to save money where you can but.., as an example, a quick look over at the egg shows that an evga 470 is roughly same price as a evga 560

This link was provided to me from one of my own threads

470 vs 560

consider also that selling the 470 will open the way to move up to even the 570’s if you so wanted. Funds aside it depends on the game setting you desire to run in for present and future games. If I’m not mistaken the 500 series will extend your gaming performance and the 500 series are suppose to run cooler, use less power as well

The difference in price/performance cost will come down to the resale value of the 470. Working some real numbers would give you a better idea for price/performance to upgrade.


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Corsair PSU's seem to be regarded as one of the highest quality units out there so I am not too worried about the brand. More concerning is the 750w. But I think that should be enough for what I would be running. Right?
Yes the 750 is enough as I’ve been informed from my own inquiries and Corsair is very good psu, I read that they’re made by Seasonic (or rebadged). I’d mentioned checking because I recently purchased the Seasonic x750 when it was on sale recently, then when I looked at the GPU that I’m interested in I noticed that it recommended a minimum of 38amps, and of course I didn’t see such a rating when I looked back on the x750 page so I did a quick search online to find that the x750 delivers 62amps on the +12volt rail. The Corsair TX delivers 60amps so your good!

Sorry for the lengthily post but I’m just beginning to get a handle on this tech, thus even though a product is recommended I like to research a bit to understand what I’m paying for.
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Yea, I would rather not go through the hassle of selling parts to buy new parts. Knowing how I am, I would buy the new stuff and end up not being bothered/hassle with selling the old stuff. Like I said earlier, I don't do anything GPU intensive at all... I play cs 1.6, which ran at max settings on my rig 3 generations ago with a ATI 9800 pro, and SC 2 which I can currently run @ max settings in 2560x1600 with my current set up. TBH gtx 470's in SLI is already going to be overkill, but still the easiest route for me to take to get 3 monitors up and running while still leaving some headroom for future games.

Thanks for the replies +rep
    
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