Need help selecting video card

Hi there and thanks for reading this, anyways I have been looking for a decent video card for moderate gaming and needed help selecting one that is compatible with my power supply and good enough to work with this cpu without bottle-necking.

Specs

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (125 watt) with an Antec Kuhler 620 closed water cooler
2x of Ballistix Sport series 4gb Ram PC10600 1333MHZ in dual channel
Asus M5a78L-M LX Plus (Only has 1 PCI-E 16 slot)
Cooler Master Elite 350 System case that included a 500 watt power supply that claims 20amps on the 12v rail
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)

Also whats a good pci-expansion slot fan since I want to make sure the graphic card will run cool. So far my guesses for an optimal card for my type of gaming would be the GTX 650 or the HD 7770, which is the better of those two?
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  1. This might help you chose.

    http://www.hwcompare.com/13467/geforce-gtx-650-vs-radeon-hd-7770/

    Imo I would go with the 7770.
  2. I would get a new PSU. PSU's that come with cases aren't that good, to be honest.

    The 7770 obliterates the 650. The 650 is a 640 with GDDR5.
  3. obsama1 said:
    I would get a new PSU. PSU's that come with cases aren't that good, to be honest.

    The 7770 obliterates the 650. The 650 is a 640 with GDDR5.


    Did some quick research that psu that came with the cooler master case is a ticking time bomb lol, Do a cheap upgrade like this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&Tpk=corsair%20430

    24.99$ hard to beat
  4. 7770 would be the faster card...in some benchmarks you can see that the 7750 beats out the gtx 650 so the 7770 would be even faster; here read this review


    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-geforce-gtx-650-benchmark,3297.html
  5. Ok I will decide to get the power supply, but can I run the video card for 2-4 weeks without any issues because of the power supply? I can't really get them both at the same time.
  6. It should work
  7. socialfox said:
    no this is a good one Antec Neo Eco 520C
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030#top
    Seasonic made. 40 amps 12V power. $60 and 3 yr warranty
  8. APEVIA is just as bad. Get brands like:

    Antec
    Corsair
    PC Power and Cooling
    Silverstone
    SeaSonic
    OCZ
    XFX
  9. Its terrible to be honest.
  10. Does any of those power supplies have a fan on the bottom, my computer case needs a top mount power supply, also is there anything wrong with installing it upside down (not that mine is installed upside down but was just wondering)
  11. You got to mount it upside down, but nothing wrong with that.
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