GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Z9 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case or possible NZXT 410 Phantom case
i5-3570k with hyper 212 fan
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
and used (what I currently own)
8gb Ballistix ddr3 1600 ram
120gb agility 3 ssd
250gb hard drive
And planned to overclock the i5, maybe overclock the 7950 now or later. Can you recommend me a PSU that is $80 or less that would allow all of that and the possible overclocking?
I'm trying to future proof this sytem for the next 3 years or so. I currently have a 5850, and I have been recommended either the 7870 or 7950.
Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite: Hard Reset, COD-MW2, Far Cry 2, ANNO 1404, Metro 2033, ANNO 2070, BFBC2, BF3, Crysis 2, AvP, Lost Planet 2. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame @ 1920 x 1200:
660 PE gets 851 fps for $300 at a cost of $0.35 per frame 7870 gets 701 fps for $280 at a cost of $0.40 per frame
670 DCII gets 999 fps for $420 at a cost of $0.42 per frame
670 gets 917 fps for $400 at a cost of $0.44 per frame 7950 gets 746 fps for $330 at a cost of $0.44 per frame
7970 DCII gets 924 fps for $415 at a cost of $0.45 per frame
680 DCII gets 1077 fps for $520 at a cost of $0.48 per frame
7970 gets 872 fps for $420 at a cost of $0.48 per frame
7970 GHz gets 952 fps for $470 at a cost of $0.49 per frame
680 gets 989 fps for $500 at a cost of $0.51 per frame
Of course other sites with different test suites will come up with different numbers, but I'd also consider the 660 Ti in your price category.
A 500 watter is ya gonna stay with a single card, 750 watter if ya going SLI or CF
Corsair TX series, Antec HCG or HCP, XFX Core Edition would be my 2nd choices
Ok so it looks like I'm choosing between Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply
and SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Any suggestions? I'm going to place the order for my parts tomorrow morning.