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I have a question about a new graphics card! Will my PSU handle?

Umm Hello, i have a question! So im running i7 4770k 3.5 GHz , 16 GB 1600Mhz Kingston RAM with 600W PSU. My graphics card is really budget , i made a mistake when i was changing the hole system but leaving the GPU. My graphics card is AMD Sapphire HD6670. 128 bit 2 GB GPU. It was so good until i made this gaming computer.

Im thinking about getting a GPU around 256 bits 2 GB or more. Do i need to change my PSU? If the card uses around 150 watts, i think im going to be good. My system uses about less than 300Watts in my processing.
Can you help me?
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  1. What power supply model and brand is it? And what gpu are you buying? R9 270 or a GTX 750Ti or something else?
  2. Im thinking about HD7950 or R9 270 , can you give me some ideas about good graphics cards near 256 or 384 bits?

    Also my PSU is High Power HPE-600-A12SP
  3. Canskyline137 said:
    Im thinking about HD7950 or R9 270 , can you give me some ideas about good graphics cards near 256 or 384 bits?


    You don;t find gpu in that way. What is your budget?
    I would suggest you upgrade your power supply. The one you have is weak and is not sufficient for any upgrades.
  4. I edited it. Sorry, i forgot its model there.
  5. Okay, so this PSU came with my case XPREDATORX1 Aerocool. What do you think i should buy for a better graphics card?
    Also i think i can use 100-300 dollars for the PSU and 300-500 dollars for the GPU.
  6. Canskyline137 said:
    Okay, so this PSU came with my case XPREDATORX1 Aerocool. What do you think i should buy for a better graphics card?


    No, that power supply isn't that good either.
    550-650W is enough for a single gpu setup in a system.
    Good brand to choose: Antec, Coolermaster V series, Corsair(Not VS, CX or CS series, they uses cheap caps and is mediocre), Seasonic or XFX
  7. Best answer
    I not sure what was your total budget but here the list.
    I put a 750W because the price difference between 650 and 750 was worth it.

    This will be great in 1080p resolution and can play in ultra settings. You can swap to a R9 290 if you prefer AMD

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($492.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $592.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-10 16:16 EDT-0400)


    A slightly less performance and price is the GTX 770 that is equally good for 1080p but not as good as a GTX 780. You can swap to a R9 280X if you prefer AMD.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($313.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $393.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-10 16:18 EDT-0400)
  8. What should be the less for a good graphics card? 650 , 700 , 750 or more?
  9. Thanks! These parts are good! Only thing im worried about is the price in my country. Thanks for helping out!
    So as i mentioned my country, i saw that the PSU is 80 dollars higher and the Video Card is about 200 dollars higher :(
    I have to wait some more to get it then.
  10. One more thing, i found Seasonic G Series 750W 80+ Gold one. The model is SEA-G-750.
    Is that good?
  11. Canskyline137 said:
    One more thing, i found Seasonic G Series 750W 80+ Gold one. The model is SEA-G-750.
    Is that good?


    Yes it is good. Its the one i linked in the first build with the GTX 780. SEA stands for Seasonic, G stands for the G series
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ssr750rm
  12. Ok thanks! Im looking forward to buy them hopefully :)

    Note: Im living in Turkey
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