Graphics Card And PSU Upgrade

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next 2 weeks
BUDGET RANGE: For both $200-$250.00

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming mostly been playing Rift

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Currently running a Galaxy GTX430 with stock PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Have a HP 6124y AMD Athlon II X4 620 processor, 2g PC2-6400 X4 Ram for 8GB total.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or Amazon
PARTS PREFERENCES: Prefer NVidia over ATI
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1920x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Run 2 monitors shouldn’t be an issue as most new cards come with 2 ports. I know with my current rig I'll never be able to get max graphics. but would like to be able to turn the graphics up from low-med to med-high and still keep a 30-40 fps

I've been looking at the GTX 560TI but finding a card and a PSU that meets the requirements of the card without blowing the budget is escaping me.
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  1. Better buy a 6870.
    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
    PSU : Antec BP550 Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified Modular
    TOTal : $234.98 and a free DIRT 3 coupon.
    Here a comaprison between 6870 and 560Ti http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=290
  2. I was thinking of going with this Corsair

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    or this Apevia seems like a stellar deal

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148022

    But I really don't know enough about power supplys to figure out exactly what I need.


    I think I might be sold on the 6870 the perfomance you seem to get for the price is better than what Nvidia is currently offering.

    Is there a down side I need to be aware of?
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