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December 27, 2012 1:16:23 AM

So I amm ready to upgrade my PC got it about 2.5 years ago and its about that time. I am looking to spend around $600.

Here is my current setup

CPU- i7-950
motherboard- Gigabyte X56A-UD3R
RAM- 8gigs
GPU- Radeon 6870
PSU - 800W
SSD- 80Gigs

I do a lot of gaming and recently I have been getting errors where my GPU crashes screen goes black and any game I am playing crashes, so a GPU upgrade is at the top of my list. I was also contemplating upgrading my SSD to a higher capacity so I will be able to install games on it. Thanks for your time and help.

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 27, 2012 1:20:43 AM

3570K+mobo combo are 350ish

there are 250 left for GPU

btw i doubt you want to change your old i7 since it still performs great
so only GPU upgrade? 670 is sweet 350 card :) 
a b B Homebuilt system
December 27, 2012 1:21:38 AM

What's the brand of the psu ?

I don't think you'll be needing another cpu or mobo, the one you have is a good one.
You'll need a new card, the psu i don't know the brand can't say, and the ssd.
You can get a 670/7950 in newegg+ m4 crucial 128GB for less than 600$
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 27, 2012 1:33:21 AM

Get this one :

That's all you need for any single gpu card, it's quality is flawless, you won't find any better psu.
As for the card, i don't know your preferences, but either a 670 gtx or a 7970 + a 128 ssd crucial m4 or samsung 830.
December 27, 2012 3:03:41 AM

Thank you everyone for you suggestions!

For my PSU I am going to go with [...] 6817151088

I am going to go with the 7970. Ill think it over on what SSD I decide to go with.
Thanks again for the help guys.