My current setup is kinda old and an upgrade is on the horizon
Before deciding on any specifics...
1. I'd like to know if its worth getting another 6670 to crossfire or just go for a bigger meaner single gpu setup? Will 460W support it?
2. If its a single gpu you guys suggest, which one can I get without upgrading the psu?
I'll be using this for watching movies and gaming (not that hardcore, even upto med-high setting will do. Res: 1440x900)
Yeah, upgrade the PSU. Coolermaster PSUs aren't really good.
For $400, I'd suggest you get the HD 7870 like Sunius said. But for 1440X900, that would be an overkill.
What are the rest of your specs?
Do you have a PC? Or are you building another one?
The CPU is quite as well important, and it'll help tell us whether the new GPU may be a bottleneck or not.
I'm planning to build a new PC. I've not really decided on the CPU as I was hoping to recycle the PSU & grahpics and continue from there. But that plan's going out the window.
So I'm back to square one... With my budget, the $650 SMB system is looking good, since 7870 is overkill... (minus the case, ssd/hdds and optical drive of course )
What are you talking about? It won't underperform. It will have amazing performance.
Using a HD 7870 for low resolutions is quite pointless really. At lower resolutions, the game becomes a bit more dependent on the CPU than on the GPU, which means less utilization.
For 1440X900, I wouldn't recommend anything above a HD 6870.
And I believe that there will be no more than 3-4 titles like this in the next 6 months, however, as we advance in time, in 2 years, there will be loads of games like that. As I said, HD7870 is way more future-proof and will last a long time. If it fits your budget you should get it. Personally, when buying a graphics card, I would personally pay for a graphics card as much as my budget allows, as it's the most important part in the computer for gaming.
I didn't see the HD 6870 in that benchmark.
But this CPU bottleneck does exist in lower resolutions. If the OP wants to go for a HD 7870 (especially since his budget allows for it) then fine, he may do so.
Hey guys, sorry for not replying this long... work kept me busy, for once
So here's the final decision. I would really like the HD7870 but Gman450, you're right, it doesn't fit my budget. So I think I'll hang on to the PSU and HD6670, upgrade the rest and then get the Corsair 500W and HD7870 when I have the dough....