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Upgrade from NVidia GeForce 8600 GT

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September 1, 2013 1:18:57 AM

I want to upgrade my PC's graphics card from a NVidia GeForce 8600 GT, but in order to get anything significant I think I need to get an additional PSU. Currently I have an IP-P460Q3-2 which I think is 460W. I'm prepared to buy a new case but I want to keep using the existing PSU, motherboard, processor and RAM for now (unless the new PSU also supports these as well).

What's my best, reasonably priced, option for a replacement graphics card and the PSU to go with it?

(The rest of the PC is a Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 motherboard with AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core 2.20 GHz CPU and 4 GB DDR3 RAM).

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September 1, 2013 1:23:08 AM

a 7790 would be a good place to start, well priced for entry gaming,and you wouldnt need to upgrade your psu
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September 1, 2013 2:12:44 PM

Thanks for the suggestion, I didn't know I could get a more powerful card with the existing PSU. But if I'm already planning to upgrade the case and PSU what would be a good card? I'm thinking future-proof rather than entry level.
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September 1, 2013 5:24:56 PM

well depending on your budget and you saying you wanted the same psu, i just threw that out there, and the 7790 can play most games like bf3 on high settings at around 70fps constant, now if you want a upgrade id suggest getting a for instance at least a corsair/seasonic psu thats 600-700W which can run you from $60-100 and depending what budget you have for a card a 7790 is still only around $120, a 7870 around $190, or 7970 at around $280, would all work under a 500-600W quality built psu. just make sure the case you choose has enough room for big video cards.
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