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trying to make a low budget system for multimedia and casual gaming

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January 17, 2014 7:37:49 AM

hello everyone
i have an I5 2390T + Asus P8H67M Rev 3.0 + 8 gb ddr3 1860 mhz
a RX-500 raidmax and a hd 5670 1gb ddr3

i want low consumption, heat and to be decent at gaming and multimedia
also i will run 2 monitors and play on only one of these at a resolution of 1920x1080

now the thing is i got only 2 options to upgrade to: a gtx 650 or a gtx 580
but if i chose the gtx 580 i am not sure the RX-500 can handle it

what do you suggest i should do? if it handles the gtx580 i would go for it, cause i feel the gtx 650 isn't a really good upgrade
i only have these 2 options
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January 17, 2014 10:08:24 AM

I absolutely would not get a GTX 580 with the PSU. Raidmax isn't a reputable PSU brand, and the minimum requirement set by Nvidia for the 580 is 600W. A very good 500W PSU might be able to handle it, but not that one.

What's your budget for the graphics card?
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January 17, 2014 10:10:25 AM

140 euros, but thats a real maximum. Cause i also need to buy a monitor...
Will that PSU be enough to support that system with a 7850? I just found one with arctic cooling accelero twin turbo II
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a b 4 Gaming
January 17, 2014 10:20:42 AM

I'd say so, from what I've quickly researched.
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