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New graphics card for ~$200

Hello,

I am looking to upgrade my graphics card. I posted a thread about a week ago on this, however all the graphics cards that were reccomended have changed in price. (for the worse)

So anyways, I'm looking to buy a new graphics card. I'm looking to spend about $200 bucks. I would prefer not to go over that, but if I have to spend $25 more to get a graphics card that's way better, I will definitely take that into consideration. I'm also totally ok with rebates. If a graphics card was $350 with a $150 rebate I would be ok with buying it.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next couple of days.

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Rendering and editing, Entertainment

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ATI Radeon HD 5670, and I honest to godzilla cannot find my power supply specs right now. However I do know I had a decent bit of wattage going unused so it won't be a problem.

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: AMD Phenom II X4 840 Processor 3.2 GHz, 8 GB 1600 mhz ram

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Amazon, but I could use newegg if I had too.

PARTS PREFERENCES: I have no preferences, however I need it to run RELATIVELY cool because I only have one large case fan to cool it down.

OVERCLOCKING: No. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe. If it would run better, yes, however I've heard that SLI/Crossfire has some decent issues so if I can avoid it I will.

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1080. May upgrade to 2560x1600 next year.
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  1. The power supply is quite important. Would you mind getting that information?
  2. Deemo13 said:
    The power supply is quite important. Would you mind getting that information?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817339012
    After lots of digging I found it Dx

    (585W max power output)
  3. Any psu that has a voltage select switch is an outdated design - crappy and inefficient.
    -Bruce
  4. dish_moose said:
    Any psu that has a voltage select switch is an outdated design - crappy and inefficient.
    -Bruce

    That really helped, thanks. lol.
  5. That is definitely for sure going to need to be changed. There is only 15a on the 12V rail. If I had $200, here is how I would go about doing an upgrade:

    Corsair CX500
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027&Tpk=cx500

    MSI 7770:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127664
  6. Deemo13 said:
    That is definitely for sure going to need to be changed. There is only 15a on the 12V rail. If I had $200, here is how I would go about doing an upgrade:

    Corsair CX500
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027&Tpk=cx500

    MSI 7770:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127664

    Thank you good sir. I will buy the Corsair, however I'm still going to be spending my $200 on a graphics card. With that in mind, what cards would you guys suggest?

    Also, would you recommend getting the 600W version? It's only 7 bucks more on amazon.
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Certified-Compatible-Platforms-CMPSU-600CXV2/dp/B004W2T2UQ/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1347303548&sr=1-1-fkmr0
  7. Best answer
    With $200 for a graphics card, I would recommend the 7850 if you can go a little bit higher. Save that $7 and go for this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102998
  8. Best answer selected by ObeseCamelz.
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