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Purchasing a new GPU! Best bang for my buck?

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December 2, 2013 1:14:00 AM

Gentlemen and Gentlewomen,

It is cyber monday, and that special time of the year. I'm considering an upgrade to my GPU.
Now, I have a Radeon HD 5570 i got back in the day. But I'm looking at this GeForce GTX 760 2GB for $239.99. (I'm good ol Canadia so prices are not as good as the US)
Here are my specs and I'm looking for some brutal honesty here in terms of waiting for some better deal to come along, or if that's good enough. With this question I also noticed that my PSU only has one cable for PCI-E with two of them. I assume any GPU that asks for two PCI-Es are asking for separate cables? If not, I guess I can get one LP4 to PCI-E cable when I buy the new GPU.
Here are my specs:

Phenom II X4 965 BE (i can get it up to 3.9 to 4GHz)
Gigabyte 78LMT-USB3 (AM3+/PCI-E x16)
VIsiontek 16Gb DDR3 Memory (4x4Gb PC3-10600 CL9 1333)
Radeon HD 5570
Generic PSU 500W

What do you guys think? I'm a relative novice at this. I managed to build this system from ground up on my own and on a budget. The GPU was given to me by a serial gamer who had upgraded his machine a while back.
As to what I intend to do, mostly play some games. Which ones? I'm looking forward to Rome Total War 2, possibly some AC IV. I'm actually pondering a full conversion from the console, as I'm not at all impressed with the graphical performance of games for X1 or PS4.
Much appreciated!

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December 2, 2013 1:16:51 AM

Best bang for bucks are the HD 7850, HD 7870, and GTX 760

I really recommend getting a new psu.

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December 2, 2013 1:20:22 AM

Will I run into performance issues with this current PSU? And do you think this price point is good enough for the GTX 760?

CTurbo said:
Best bang for bucks are the HD 7850, HD 7870, and GTX 760

I really recommend getting a new psu.



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December 2, 2013 1:24:12 AM

$239 is a great price for a 760. I think the psu is one of the most important(and most often neglected) part of a computer.
I recommend a good 80+ psu from a reputable brand. Something in the 550-600w range.
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