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!
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..