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What PSU should I get?

Processor: Intel i5-2500k

Graphics: AMD 6870

RAM: 2x4GB

Mobo: Asrock extreme3 gen3

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HDD: 500 GB 7200 RPM

I think that's all the parts i have that use power. Right now i have 500 watt psu, but I'm saving up for this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130785 if it goes on sale on cyber monday. It says it needs minimum 500 watt, but a normal gtx 670 says 500 watt as well so I'm a little skeptical.
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  1. Corsair, Season, Silver Stone, OCZ are good brands to choose from they are more reliable then most others.
  2. would 500 watt be enough for my set up if i got the gpu in the link?
  3. You might want to get this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423
    Hoowever you might have to spend a bit more on the psu because it has a minimum 550 watt power supply. You also need a 8 pin power supply adapter (very cheap) and it is 2 inches longer than the one you posted. However, there is windforce 3x cooling, the clock speeds are higher (not by that much), and it is $70 cheaper. As for your psu there are certain ones you should avoid. This guide lists the good ones and is good for picking parts for your first build.
    http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af150/The_FalconO6/CurrentLogicalPCBuyingGuide/Guide.png
  4. It's not really my first build i'm just considering upgrading. If i just play with a single 1080p screen would 4GB VRAM be overkill?
  5. Best answer
    Why don't you get this version of the gtx 670?

    GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423&Tpk=gigabyte%20gtx%20670

    Or...

    EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787

    They're cheaper and better than the one you picked out.

    I'd also recommend you get a PSU like this...

    SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151107

    Or...

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139030&Tpk=corsair%20tx750m

    Or perhaps this one...

    SILVERSTONE ST75F-P 750W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256059
  6. timnswede said:
    It's not really my first build i'm just considering upgrading. If i just play with a single 1080p screen would 4GB VRAM be overkill?


    Yes, 4gb would be overkill. No need for that much. Just stick with around 2gb. That's more than plenty.
  7. DeusAres said:
    Yes, 4gb would be overkill. No need for that much. Just stick with around 2gb. That's more than plenty.


    for some mods, for example 2K textures for skyrim, it says you should have at least 2 or 3 GB+ in VRAM to download a complete retexture pack for skyrim. Would it be better to get faster clock speeds than VRAM though? Any 670 I get is sure to be a big upgrade from my 6870 anyways.
  8. The gtx 670 and the hd 7970 will be able to handle that no problem. If you want, you can obviously wait and spend the extra money on the one you were originally gonna go with. I guess you could consider it a precaution. Or you could just take your pick between one of the gtx 670s I recommended or a hd 7970. All of these would be great options for playing skyrim w/ lots of mods.

    On a single screen, even with all those mods I'd go with Gigabyte's version of the 2gb gtx 670 windforce.

    GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423&Tpk=gigabyte%20gtx%20670

    GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413&Tpk=gigabyte%20hd%207970

    Extra Vram is really only gonna help with multiple monitor setups.
  9. OK thanks, i'll probably go with that gigabyte gtx 670. I'm going with Nvidia since some games I play like batman have special features if you use Nvidia. Plus the 670 looks like the best bang for the buck right now.
  10. timnswede said:
    OK thanks, i'll probably go with that gigabyte gtx 670. I'm going with Nvidia since some games I play like batman have special features if you use Nvidia. Plus the 670 looks like the best bang for the buck right now.


    Indeed. Excellent choice. Good luck!
  11. Best answer selected by timnswede.
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