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What graphics card should I get and do I need a new power supply?

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September 24, 2013 7:24:38 PM

I am looking to upgrade the graphics card in my computer. I am looking at either the Nvidia GTX 760 or the Radeon 7850. I am trying to keep it under $300 dollars maximum.

Currently my set up is:
AMD FX6100
NVIDIA GTX 560
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
2 x DDR3 4GB Ram
My power supply is either 500 or 550 watts. Do I need to upgrade to run a new graphics card?
Edit: I opened my computer and found that I have a WideTech PS-650TM, which is 650 watts. Is this any help?

a b ) Power supply
a c 179 À AMD
a c 107 Î Nvidia
a c 308 U Graphics card
September 24, 2013 7:47:49 PM

As for the card I would not get either, I would go for the 7950 here. Either this one from sapphire, or the vapor-x counterpart. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
As for the power supply that will be cutting it close, if its corsair, antec, seasonic, or XFX, it should, should be ok. If not, get a replacement closer to 650-750 watts.
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a b À AMD
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a c 177 U Graphics card
September 24, 2013 8:03:04 PM

A good 500w is enough for a 7970. Could you find out what psu you have?
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September 24, 2013 9:39:39 PM

I opened my computer and found that I have a WideTech PS-650TM, which is 650 watts. Is this any help?
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a b À AMD
a b Î Nvidia
a c 177 U Graphics card
September 24, 2013 9:57:13 PM

I wouldn't trust a low quality psu. I'd say to replace it.
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September 24, 2013 10:11:27 PM

What psu would you recommend?
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a b À AMD
a b Î Nvidia
a c 177 U Graphics card
September 24, 2013 10:29:47 PM

Seasonic, corsair, antec. Are you in australia?
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September 25, 2013 5:35:46 PM

Yep I'm in Australia. I'm trying to keep it cheap so if you could recommend a psu for under $100 that would be great.
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a b ) Power supply
a b À AMD
a b Î Nvidia
a c 177 U Graphics card
September 25, 2013 9:35:23 PM
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