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May 14, 2012 7:09:01 PM

I need to buy the best GPU that i can get with the following info. Mainly used as a HTPC but i have been bit by the gaming bug again (its been about 8 years)

I5-2500k, asrock z68 pro3-m, ocz 60GB SSd, 2 TB hitachi HDD, Asus Blu Ray Drive, 2 x 4 GB Kingston 1600 RAM, Avermedia Tv Tuner, and i have Antec Neo Eco400c.

I was looking at AMD cards but open to anything (7850, 6850, 7770 or 7750). Thanks for your help.

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May 14, 2012 7:38:55 PM

The GTX 670 is the best card for your money currently, but it is a little pricey, and hard to find.

A GTX 560Ti or 570 would be great for HTPC and moderate gaming. And is much better priced.
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May 14, 2012 7:43:06 PM

Will my 400 watt antec psu work with a 560Ti or 570? Its a new PSU so i dont really want to purchase a new one. I will be playing on a 42" Vizio LCD so 1080p max resolution. I would like to game a max resolution without using up to much power. Thanks
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 9:04:44 PM

What are the rest of the specs for your system? A 400w *should* be enough for a 560Ti, depending on other components. But I definitely wouldn't want any of the higher cards running off of 400w.

The 560Ti will handle most games at 1080 fairly well, and will be fine if you lower the settings for some of the newer games.
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May 14, 2012 9:12:10 PM

I5-2500k, asrock z68 pro3-m, ocz 60GB SSd, 2 TB hitachi HDD, Asus Blu Ray Drive, 2 x 4 GB Kingston 1600 RAM, Avermedia Tv Tuner

Got a deal on the i5-2500k and asrock mobo that was cheaper than what i was going to get on newegg. In the future i may OC but not at this time.
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 9:35:04 PM

Without OCing you should be fine, but it will be pushing it a bit.

If it isn't enough, you may find your system crashing occasionally, but you should be ok
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May 15, 2012 4:48:28 PM

Sounds good...i have it narrowed down to the 7850 and the 560...see where i am price wise and may add a larger PSU (modular one at that) getting a bit cramped in my HTPC case.
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May 15, 2012 4:55:57 PM

Best answer selected by jnwhite22.
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