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Video Card Upgrade

Hey im looking to upgrade my GPU to something a bit more powerful. I am not what you would call a hard core gamer i like to play Crysis 2 and COD Black OPs but i dont mind playing in a single monitor I also have no plans to use SLI or Crossfire.

My Specs

AMD PHENOM II X4 955 Black Edition

Asus M4A88TD V EVO /USB3

ATI HD 5670 1gb

G.Skill 4GB (2x2gb) DDR3 1333mhz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Antec 300

Antec Earthwatts 500 EA500D (Link below if that helps)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-371-007&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

I have already made a similar post on the AMD Game forums but i figured id make one here seeing as I dont mind going to the Dark Side aka Nvidia
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  1. budget? resolution?
  2. good card that won't eat much of your money is 5850, it'll be a huge boost over 5670 and is found for 150$ in some places...
  3. I play at 1680x1050 and i have about an 180 dollar budget. Like i said before i made a post on the AMD Game forums and it was recommended that i dont get a powerful card cause of my PSU which tbh i am not sure if they know what they are talking about. So do you really think that my PSU will handle a 5850? cause that would be amazing if i didnt have to upgrade my PSU

    Also here is the AMD Game Forum post that i made. Im starting to think that i should stay away from the AMD forums i dont put much stock in what they say.

    http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=260&threadid=149570&enterthread=y
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    :lol: what an idiot said that Antec Earthwatts 500 won't handle 5850 :lol:, it'll handle it fine and 5850 will play everything maxed on that resolution, but if you want more performance you can get a 6870 for 170$ on newegg AR
  5. LOL i became rather worried when he linked the exploding PSU video. So in short my PSU can handle a 6870 ? and it wont explode
  6. no, it won't explode, 6870 needs 450W PSU, while your one is a GOOD 500W PSU
  7. i would go with a 6850, or if thats too much and you dont need it, a 6790 is good too
  8. ^ 6790 is as good as 768MB GTX460, which is better than GTX460 1GB SE, imo it's better to get as much as possible for as less as possible...
  9. Best answer selected by starkiller123.
  10. I was thinking about trying an NVidia Card the Geforce GTX 550 ti looks good
  11. ^waste imo, it's even worse than 6790, look on tigerdirect there should be a 5850 for 150$
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