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Radeon 7950/70 or gtx 670 with 500w psu?

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November 19, 2012 2:13:26 PM

Hello, guys! i have a question for you people who knows about this topic! need help so please respond

this is my computer specs atm:

Cooler Master Elite 430
Silver Power SP-SS500 500W PSU
ATX 12V V2.2, 80 Plus, Standard
Intel® Core i5-2500K Processor
MSI B75MA-P45, Socket-1155
12 ggb of kingston ram
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB
Seagate Barracuda® 500GB

will either of these cards run good with my 500w psu? and which brand should i get? asus, gainward, evga,sapphire,msi?
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November 19, 2012 3:26:50 PM

any of them will run on your psu, personally I'd get a gtx 670

of course this is all assuming that you are not trying to do some extreme oc'ing on your system as well.

if its a quality 500w then you should be fine but if you wanna oc freely id upgrade to something a small amount larger, in terms of a psu,

thats my 2 cents...

I used to run gtx 560ti SLi on my xfx black ed 650w psu and it ran fine... until I started ocing my system then the psu was simply not enough

these modern cards are good on power (for top cards)
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November 19, 2012 3:57:11 PM

Since the new fall drivers are out (like 2 and half weeks ago)

the GTX 670 performs about the same as a 7950 boost edition (they exchange leads depending on which graphics card the game is optimized for but GTX 670 generally comes out ahead.)

the GTX 680 outperforms the GTX 670 by a small bit (around 1-10%) and both are better than a standard 7970 (non ghz edition)

Pretty much, if you're looking to get the most bang for your buck, get a 7950 around $300

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (this is probably the best priced/overclocked version)

If you're looking for a GTX 670 for that small bit extra performance on most multiplayer games (and NVidia gpu only features) , I'd probably go worth the EVGA GTX 670 FTW

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($390 and a $20 mail in rebate)

People are going to suggest Asus DC2 based GTX 670s because of their superior cooling, but not at the prices they're being sold at ($420+). They are not worth that extra $30+ for the small bit of extra oc you can do.

I'd ignore the GTX 680 and 7970 (non ghz edition) because they're pretty much for people who want that extra 5% performance and got extra $100 to blow.

And get a 7970 GHZ edition if you can afford it. that's probably the most sensible high end GPU right now.
November 19, 2012 5:15:01 PM

killerhurtalot: will i be able to run it with my setup?

Cooler Master Elite 430
Silver Power SP-SS500 500W PSU
ATX 12V V2.2, 80 Plus, Standard
Intel® Core i5-2500K Processor
MSI B75MA-P45, Socket-1155
12 ggb of kingston ram
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB
Seagate Barracuda® 500GB
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