So I need a gaming card that can handle crysis 2, battlefield 3, minecraft (XD), and skyrim, all at an average of 1920x1080, while holding about 60fps in high quality. I was looking at gtx 560 ti, not sure if I need to spend that much money for decent performance though. Any suggestions would be great. And lets say I have an i5 processor, with 8gb of ram, nice motherboard.
No overclocking, I have a 500w power supply, and lets keep the price under 300$
Sorry, but I don't think that you will be able to run these games on all high and get a steady 60 FPS. You need to get a better PSU (at least 650 W) and the GTX 560 ti would be swell, but yes you do need to spend that much money for this type of performance. I do recommend the GTX 580 ti though. Hope I helped!
That should come out to like $290 without shipping, and you should be able to play most of those games on high resolutions. If you want to go a little bit cheaper, you could go with this power supply instead, that is very highly rated:
I like that you are on crack and all... (wait, no i don't)
but a 560Ti WONT do that, a 7850 probably won't pull that off and you are looking at a 7950-7970-670. And really... anyone obcessing over 60 FPS.... i don't want to know what they are on.... something that impedes brain function for sure.
However, like others are saying you do need to get a new power supply to be safe with the power. A 500w power supply is pretty close to the minimum that you would need. I would look towards a 600w or a 650w to have some breathing room.