Which card to replace NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT?

I am looking to replace my NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT with a new video card for basic / medium gaming.

I have a 300W PSU and a Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor. My specs are here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01374052&cc=ca&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3686668#N182

I need some help with deciding which video card I should go with.

I have read some good reviews on Tom's site about the HD Radeon 6670

http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GV-R667D3-1GI-Radeon-CrossFire-Graphics/dp/B005MED9X4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352950507&sr=8-2&keywords=Radeon+HD+6670

But I am also considering the Radeon HD 7750
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GV-R775OC-1GI-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphic/dp/B0079XWPEK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353109408&sr=1-1&keywords=Radeon+HD+7750

Is my processor fast enough to support the 7750? I can probably overclock to 3Ghz. I likely won't add any new fans/cooling.

I am willing to install a new PSU if needed.

I'm pretty clueless when it comes to video cards so I'd really appreciate people's input
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  1. Yes it will support a 7750 and that was what I was going to recommend.
  2. Thanks for the quick reply. Will I have to overclock to keep up with the 7750? Will my system still be stable at 3Ghz?
  3. +1 for the 7750, its perfect for your current setup.
  4. just curious, why XFX over the others?

    Also, XFX and Sapphire are 800Mhz but Gigabyte is 880Mhz. Given my small PSU, would the 880Mhz use much less power?
  5. http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/reviews/156783-gigabyte-hd-7750-oc.html

    U can oc the other card's to that .

    But as i said that 7750 will not draw more than 50 W from ur psu(That will be while the GPU is fully stressed).

    So power its not a problem.

    Up there i linked a review about gigabyte.

    Gigabyte has 3 year warranty so get that card then.
  6. Thanks for the great review and to everyone who has provided input. I am going to get one of the 7750 cards
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