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Upgrading the graphics/power supply

Hey everybody,
I'm moving to a University and I want to upgrade my gpu and psu so that it will last sufficiently for a while. Knowing that hardware changes rapidly, I will probably not worry about upgrading for the duration of my stay at the university, unless I get the upgrade bug again.

My computer currently consists of

AMD Athlon II X4 640 @3.0GHz
4GB DDR3 RAM @ 1333MHz
750GB WD Black SATA ll
MSI GTS 450 1GB
AMD 770 AM3 motheroard by Biostar
LG Bluray burner
AOE 1920x1080 display

I have had my eye on a 6870,7850 or a 560ti, mostly because nvidia hasn't come out with any cheaper options with the new series. And I will need a quality psu that will meet the power needs, most likely 550 Watt or 600 Watt.

I play games like Vindictus (free MMORPG by Nexon), Crysis 2, Ghostbusters, and Split Second.
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  1. I forgot to mention that my budget is 300.00 including the gpu and psu.
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  3. PSU OCZ OCZ-ZT650W ZT Series ATX Modular Power Supply - 650W, 80 Plus Bronze, 140mm Fan, Active PFC $59.99
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1393381&CatId=5439

    GPU:MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $249.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127682#top
  4. Well, I finally made a decision. I wanted something that would last me for some time, so I went with an XFX HD 7850 and a Corsair 600 Watt 80+ PSU. I decided not to get the GTX 570 because of the power usage, I was wanting something that was a bit more conservative and energy efficient. Thank you for the help.
  5. Best answer selected by jrodfry.
  6. That was a good pick and you will be totally happy with it and Thankyou and good luck to you. Cheers
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