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January 21, 2013 10:46:03 PM

This is my system as it stands now

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yRUG

My PSU is a crappy 500W generic. I'm going to upgrade my PSU and my video card from the 9800gt to probably an HD 7870.

My question is, what are people's thoughts/suggestions for my choices?

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Good/bad choices? Any other recommendations? Any reason I should/shouldn't get these 2 components?

I looked at the Nvidia ones too (like the 660) but leaned more towards the 7870 after reading a lot of reviews and stuff. The PSU I liked for the 80plus bronze rating and the fact that it's modular.

Thanks for any help =)

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January 21, 2013 11:04:42 PM

docsthaname said:
This is my system as it stands now

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yRUG

My PSU is a crappy 500W generic. I'm going to upgrade my PSU and my video card from the 9800gt to probably an HD 7870.

My question is, what are people's thoughts/suggestions for my choices?

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Good/bad choices? Any other recommendations? Any reason I should/shouldn't get these 2 components?

I looked at the Nvidia ones too (like the 660) but leaned more towards the 7870 after reading a lot of reviews and stuff. The PSU I liked for the 80plus bronze rating and the fact that it's modular.

Thanks for any help =)


Hi - Both good choices. Go with them.


I think scott was tryin to link this psu:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 21, 2013 11:59:38 PM

Do you think that power supplies better, about the same, or what? Or just cheaper for a similar PSU? I've got a $50 gift card I could use to get it right now, but if it's not as good as the SeaSonic one (which I hear is a good brand) is it worth the extra $30 for the modular option and a slightly better PSU? Thanks for the replies!
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January 22, 2013 12:04:35 AM

As long as it's 80+ and from a trusted brand, you're fine.
I have a cx 430 running a 7970. It's cutting it a little close but it's alright.
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January 22, 2013 12:49:30 AM

The seasonic M12II is better.

Good video card choice as well.
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January 22, 2013 1:19:24 AM

I love the price for that Shellshocker PSU, but I just REALLY want a modular (well semi) PSU for the cable management, sick of having to hide and tuck away so many cables that I don't use or not currently using. Thanks for the input guys!
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