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Upgrading GPU and PSU, advice?

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December 14, 2013 9:18:51 AM

Hi guys and girls -

Just last week my radeon 6870 hd packed up resulting in overheating and dropped framerates. It's lasted over 2 years and was slowly becoming less and less capable of running newer games as it is, so I'm wanting to upgrade...

Currently, I'm only running a 500W PSU; the graphics cards i've been looking at are the GTX 770 and the R9 280X

I'm thinking that I'll need to upgrade my PSU aswell, full modular 650W maybe?

I'm running an i5 2500k at factory clock speed with 8gb of 1600mhz vengeance ram.

Do you think the 650W PSU and GTX 770 would be a better choice?

Feel free to give any opinions on the matter, help is appreciated :)  Thanks!
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December 14, 2013 9:22:54 AM

what is your power supply brand..?
actually a good 500w psu is more than enough to run any single graphic card available..

well, between 770 and 280x..770 is faster..
but you should look at 290..but wait until board partners release their card..
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December 14, 2013 9:37:21 AM

Quaddro said:
what is your power supply brand..?
actually a good 500w psu is more than enough to run any single graphic card available..

well, between 770 and 280x..770 is faster..
but you should look at 290..but wait until board partners release their card..


I think the current one is a xigmatek full modular 500W, the one i've been looking at is the corsair 650w rm series
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December 14, 2013 9:45:17 AM

well, let's see

a system equipped with
Processor Intel Core i7-4960X @ 4.2GHz
MotherboardASRock Fatal1ty X79 Professional
Disk Drives Samsung SSD 840 EVO (750GB)
Memory G.Skill RipjawZ DDR3-1866 4 x 8GB (9-10-9-26)

if equipped with r9 280x only consume 290 watt for total power consumption while gaming..
and if equipped with gtx 770 only consume 290 watt for total power consumption while gaming..exactly same number



So, your psu is more than enough to run your system...and still have plenty headroom..
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December 14, 2013 10:35:15 AM

Thankyou very much for your answer! I guess I can save myself £80 and stick with the 500W then :) 
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